At the beginning of 2015 I decided it was time to go through the fabric stash and organise all my fabric I had into something easier to access and see. The main reason for this was to start using what I already had, instead of purchasing more fabric. I looked around the internet and found it really hard to find something that would work for me, but I came across a site (of which I can’t find now sorry) where they fold fabric around Comic Backing Boards.They are a great price 100 boards for $10USD, the boards are certified acid free, and so far I have managed to get up to 5 meters of fabric on 1 board. For my fat quarters I fold the fabric sideways and fold it around the board and pin it.
The boards are just tall enough to have your quilt fabric folded in half and folded around them.
As I fold the fabric over I just make sure that the fold is lining up at the bottom and that I don’t pull the fabric too tight around the board, you don’t want to crease the fabric too much or bend the boards.
Once I have folded the fabric on the board, I use a pin to keep it from unraveling.
I have also created a quick video on how to do this.
Now when I open my fabric cupboard I have a better view of what fabric I have.
As you can see from the above photo you can also use the boards to non quilting fabrics, even mock fur.
Let me know your thoughts on this and if you have any other ideas on fabric storage, I would love to hear them.