Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Fabric Store and Fabric Storage
Last week I ran across this photo on Flickr. This diorama depicts one of my favorite fabric stores, JoAnn's. It was done by Flickr member rata-tat-tat. You can see a few more shots of the store on her photostream.
I recently banned myself from all fabric stores, and really miss walking through JoAnn's to see what's new. This allowed me to experience that without the remote chance of buying another piece of fabric.
On another note, I FINALLY figured out a great way to store most of my fabric. It involves wrapping fabric around some type of board and placing them neatly on a bookcase shelf. I found this idea on a blog called Everything Etsy: Lots of Fabric Storage Ideas. Check it out. There were other nice ideas, too, but the one I chose is perfect for me.
See how neat the fabrics are? I have already started doing this with my fabrics and what a difference!
This is the larger view of the picture above. The original source is The Cottage Home. This lady actually uses something called The Fabric Organizer. It's nice, but too expensive for me and all my fabrics.
So I opted for something a lot less expensive, comic boards. They were recommended on another site. At Midtowncomics.com, you get 100 boards for $9.99. I'm not sure what it costs to ship them. I bought mine from Amazon, for $14.93 and I got the shipping free as a Prime member. Of course you can make your own out of cardboard, heavy cardstock, etc. I chose to buy them because the time it would take me to cut 100 pieces the same size, of anything, would be a lot more than the $15 I spent. Not to mention, I was so excited to finally have an idea that would work for me. Another lady opted to use foamcore. That would run about $13 - $25 ($1 - $2 per sheet) for 100. Again, you would spend time cutting the foamcore and it would take up a little more space on the shelves.
I can't wait to show you my new sewing/craft area. It is now in a corner of my family room, formerly Morristown.