Friday, December 13, 2013

How to Make Mini Bolts for Storing Fabric

I have this thing, weird as it may be, about being able to easily see ALL of my fabric.  

Its a little difficult at times, especially with all different sizes of fabric.  

This is the solution that I use for my fabric that is close to a yard to 2 or 3 yards.  

First go to the dollar store and get the foam craft boards.  They are with the poster boards and are the same size as a poster board.  Then cut the foam board.  I used my rotary cutter.  I cut mine 12 inches wide by 10 inches tall. 

It shows at the 13 inch part but I really cut it 12 inches cause I always start my fabric or whatever I am cutting on the 1 inch line.  It just seems easier for me to line everything up that way. 



You will end up with 4 pieces that are the 10x12 inch and then 2 left over pieces that are 6 inches x 10 inches.  I use these smaller ones for pieces under 1 yard

Now take your fabric and fold it in half, lengthwise.  With selvage edges touching.  Then fold again so that your fabric is folded into 1/4. 

Now roll the fabric just like they would on a bolt at the fabric store. 

Pin the end of the fabric into place so it doesn't unroll itself and then stack it on a shelf or cupboard. 
You will LOVE having your fabric on display!  Plus it won't make you feel so crazy when you are constantly searching for a certain fabric.

Now if you have a great way to store fabric under 1/2 yard PLEASE LET ME KNOW.  I still store it in some plastic drawers under my cut table, but they get all mumbled and jumbled up and then I can't find what I need. 
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