How do you store your material/scraps?

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How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby lemon dropkick on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:56 pm

I've been using a resuable shopping bag but I really need to find better ways to keep them organized because I have to dig through them.
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby rainaraven on Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:33 pm

try a file box.
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby sickgirliezele on Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:46 pm

as of right now, i've just been using one of those big tupperware boxes. I'm thinking about using some type of tape to label which fabric is which.. because well about 95% of what i have is black.
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby MooMooMonster on Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:13 pm

I use the giant plastic bins with lids. I have one huge bin filled with either old clothes that I like the fabric off or other scrabs in plastic bags depending on the material type or pattern so I have some sort of organization. Then I have a separate bin for my nice large pieces of fabric.
When I have money some day, I would love to get some of those stacks of large plastic drawers and just stuff it all in those.
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby BluDDie_Nukkles_Zanna on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:07 am

I have an old small laundry hamper that i keep mine in.
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby namelesswonder on Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:37 am

I used milk crates, and any kind of bag I could get my hands on. I also tended to just dump them all in trash bags because eventually I'd throw it out anyway (especially when moving and realizing I've had some of the same scraps for 4 years and never used them). Not the best system!
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby bacteriadance on Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:59 pm

Giant plastic tub--it all used to be organized by color and pattern, but moving the container itself has really shuffled the contents.

At least I know where it all is... :lol:
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby miss.hell on Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:23 pm

in a big clear bag that came with a comforter, its not really working out
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby hannahell on Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:41 pm

I have mine in cute photo/shoe type boxes that I found at like T.J. Maxx. And I have a knitting bag thing that was my grandmothers that I keep my knitting/crocheting supplies in.
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby XZombieXPirateX on Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:50 pm

Mine are all stuffed in a million diaper boxes
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby frankentooth on Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:06 am

super great organizing thing i started doing last year was this, for my fabric,belts,sewing stuff,computer papers and art supplies i got two big 3 drawer plastic towers from target for like 9 bux each. each drawer has different a different crafting need. For all my glitter and glues and paints i have one large art travel bin leftover from school that i keep next to them, and a smaller one that i can put inside one of the drawers. for my jewelry making supplies i bought one of those "string friendship bracelet" storage containers which were only like 2 dollars at michael's i also used one of those for all my tattoo equipment parts at work like springs coils and shit like that, and finished jewelry and and such i lined an old wooden cigar box with fabric and padding and stick all the fragile stuff in there, for my watercoloring supplies i put it all in a big cheap scrap booking box. all the small boxes fit right into one of the drawers in the large organizer and it stays neat because i just pull out what i need in the smaller box to use and put it back. you can even get a cheap steamer trunk from kmart or the thrift store.
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby MissVicious on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:15 am

I keep my scraps color coded in ziplock backs, in a shoe box, in a 50 gallon tote with my other fabrics.
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby devotchka_spikes on Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:09 am

I keep em in oversized easter baskets haha. They have handles and it's awesome. I keep my patches and stuff in them too.
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby NutMeg on Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:24 am

I have a book shelf but so far I only have the machine on it. All the little stiff is in small and large zip locks organised in an old 70's style 3 tiered sewing kit. Some day I want to organize the bottom 3 shelves of said book shelf with all my material and scraps which are now bagged in my closet :/
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Re: How do you store your material/scraps?

Postby TwistMySister on Fri May 18, 2012 4:55 am

they are pretty much all over the floor, in plastic crates with lids, and on fabric rolls which i need to get more of because its way better than folding them, i have a fabric mountain..... ahhh so not enough storage!

a shelf is a good idea for folded fabric. also just a large bin for small scraps (hairbow, scrapbooking, patches etc) would be an easy option - you just dig for what you want.
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