January 21, 2012

Soapbox Saturday - Fabric Organizer

I'm in the process of slowly changing our office into my craft room.  My husband didn't initially like the idea, but I promised him I would keep it clean and organized.  With all sorts of fabric in bins and baskets everywhere, I knew this promise would be hard to keep.  Then (through Lindsay) I found the Fabric Organizer.  Yay!  Now things are looking great and tidy.


Let me tell you a little more about them.  They are thin and made of corrugated plastic.  They have tabs that hold the fabric in place and then you wrap it around like a bolt at the store.  They keep your fabric looking like a store and they help it stay wrinkle-free as well.



They even have a video HERE to show you exactly how they work.  They now come in three sizes - small, large, and shorty.  I like the shorty ones for the shelving in my craft room.


The large ones fit in if I turn them sideways.  I think I'll use the large ones in a bin eventually.


The small ones are long and narrow.  They are great for trim and ribbon.  


I loaded them up and they fit nicely in the drawer of my desk.  I love that you can see everything you have instead of digging through a disorganized bin.


If your New Year's resolution involves organizing, you might want to head over to the Fabric Organizer.  I really love this product.  It's simple, smart, and it's going to help me keep my creativity in order.

Thanks for dropping in.

16 comments:

  1. another really cool tip for lots of fabric is that you can ask for empty bolts at the fabric store, they just recycle them anyway, so they are happy to give them away (I have Ikea Billy bookcases in my studio, and they fit in there if I put the shelving height just right.) They aren't as pretty as the white plastic, but they work really well!

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  2. I have my fabric and even my scraps on mini bolts, and I love them. I actually used comic book preserving boards, and they have worked really well. It was an expensive way to have an organized craft room. These look great because of the clips, and the different sizes.

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  3. Love it!!! And you have such cute fabrics!!! Hope you have a great weekend Cheri :0)

    - jen

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  4. Those are the best idea in the world! I first saw them on the cottage mama and made my own. I still love that desk too, by the way. I will have one like that one day

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  5. Holy Bananas- that is the best idea ever- and hello you do have the cutest fabric going on! Love what you did with your space- looks great!!

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  6. Another cheap alternative is to go buy comic backboards. You could more than likely cut the tabs and such out of them but they work lovely for wrapping the fabric. Not mention they fit perfectly in dresser drawers and bookshelves.

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  7. Oh these are great...definitly on the must have list. *dreaming of tidy shelves of fabric*.

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  8. That is so funny because I am doing the exact same thing right now! (besides the short blog break I am taking for lunch;)- Husband was not too much of a fan right away but I LOVE those fabric organizers...I just may be getting me some- thanks for sharing!!

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  9. Nice Job!
    Love organization!

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  10. I thought you had a craft room already. Did I miss something?

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  11. I keep eyeing these cute little fabric organizers. I may have to try them. Living with Punks has a great tutorial for folding your fabric that I love.
    I thought that you had a cute little sewing room with a cutout window to the playroom?

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  12. I also used the boards for preserving comic books that I got at a local hobby shop. No tabs, but once it goes around more than once, the outer layers hold the first ones in place. It makes SUCH a difference to be able to see all the fabrics you have at a glance, and arranging them by color makes a happy, colorful display for the craft room!

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  13. thanks for sharing this great idea! i have tons of fabric i need to reorganize!!!

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  14. Seems like I'm not the only one that would have suggested the comic book boards. So much cheaper and it gives the same effect. I have a link to what they look like in my craft closet here.
    http://holy-craft.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-craft-closet-update.html

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  15. I made my own with foam core and stick pins, here is the tutorial!! It is so much cheaper!!

    http://maluukkonen.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-addiction.html

    Missy

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  16. hi these look great but how thick are they ??

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