I posted this on my old blog last year. It’s such good information on storing fabric that I want to share it again. Fat eighths seem to be the most difficult to store since they are small pieces of fabric.
I organize fabric by size and color and keep these in separate bins. I have shared that with you in the past, but here’s a photo of some of those bins:
Well, this is mostly successful, but I have found that storing fat eighths or eighth yards in these bins posed a unique problem. They are small, so as they are placed in the bin, some of them will start to disappear under others. So, eventually, the bin becomes hard to search through. In the photo below, see how some of the folded fat eighths are slipping under others?
So I came up with a solution …. roll the fat eights and secure them with a rubber band. That way, I can store them all in a bin and they would be easier to sort through without making a mess! Here’s how they look when they’re rolled:
Here’s how to roll them:
First fold the fat over once, then over again (see photos)
Now, from the bottom, start to roll it up.
As you get to the end, fold over the opposite end:
Now, fold the rolled portion and the folded end in as shown so the raw edge is inside:
Finally, using small rubber bands, rubber band the fat eighth to secure it:
Here’s the rubber bands I use:
Now here is how I store them:
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