This is what needs to GO.
They have been great up until lately. They would be super for someone just starting to stash.
But what I’ve found is that the top drawers weigh down onto the next drawer down, and the one under that gets more stuck…it’s just not working for me anymore.
I asked in my morning blog post if anyone has any storage solutions for me and a couple of interesting ones came in!
This one from Shelly:
I store my fat quarters in ikea Pax cabinets. I buy the shallow depth ones. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90214563/. I use the 39" and the 19" ones. Also, I bought the 79" tall but they do come taller.
Shelly’s FQs look so nice!
They will hold a lot of weight. I use these wire baskets http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S39010951/ I think you have to buy the rails separate. They use to come together but now they do not. Anyway I have been using these for about 10 years and just keep adding to them.
Thanks for sharing, Shelley! This is really something to consider. I do love IKEA, and knowing these shelves can take the weight is nice to know! Of course, I love that button rug too!Ignore the fabric piled on the top drawer I am adding another drawer and had to shove the folded fabric back in temporarily.
I also got a note from Subee who shares how she stores HER FQs:
To store my Fat Quarters I open them out, stack them up flat then roll them like a log. As you roll the fabrics naturally fan out so you can see each one in the log roll.
I then just tie them with some fabric strings. Since they were pressed and were stored flat when you unroll the log they are nearly perfect for cutting.
This sounds like something I need to try too! Subee, do you roll the 18” or the 22” side? Do you then stack them on a shelf or store in a basket? I’d love to see a photo!
There were many more ideas in the comments section on this morning’s POST.
I love the idea of having the colors and the fabrics visible…and I’m willing to try anything at this point to have them more easily accessible!
I love my Fat Quarters! I just want to love them BETTER!
I finished THIS today!
I love the quilting!
And can you spy the y2k fabric?? Look hard!
This has been such a fun project to work on over the past year. Our next OFFICIAL Leader & Ender project will be released in July –in the interim I’m still working on more Idaho Square Dance blocks from the May/June issue of my Addicted to Scraps Column in Quiltmaker Magazine.
Be watching for more details! I have three weeks off in July – boy do I need it. And I plan on working out the details of what we can do over the next year THEN.
Is there anything you’d like to see us do? Anything you’ve really wanted to make but haven’t started yet that would be a good Leader & Ender unit? Let me know!
It needs to be something simple. 4 patches, 9 patches, half square triangles, tumblers sewn in rows, sixteen patches…it has to come from simple shapes, and easy to sew in between the lines.
Share your inspiration with me! We might just work off of your idea!