I am busy working on my studio makeover at the moment. I have most of the large storage furniture installed that I purchased from Ikea, and now it is time to fill it with my fabric stash. How best to do this step and still have it look good? By using comic book archival acid-free boards found on this website.
All you need are some boards (I ordered 3 packs of 300 to start), some fabric, and some corsage pins (I found these heavy duty pins at WalMart for a few dollars.) My method works best on fabric, sized 1/3rd of a yard or greater. Here is the tutorial:
Fabric Wrapped Comic Book Boards:
Here is how I do this to look nice and neat (click on thumbnails for larger images):
There! It doesn’t get easier than this! It looks good, and I can re-arrange it by color or collection, anything really. Smaller pieces of fabric can be organized by color into readily accessible bins, and large pieces of fabric (3 yards or above) may simply be folded and neatly stacked on the shelf.
Of course, the above fabric is only a small percentage of my total fabric stash- like maybe 1%. It may take me weeks to complete this part of the remodel with my complete fabric stash.
PS: See my main Tutorial Page for more projects. Here are some finished studio pics:
My quilting machine:
And the reason why my studio is pet-free:
In case you missed it, here are some other posts related to my studio makeover: