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Tuesday 14 May 2013

Keeping Busy

I did spend most of my time in the Creation Station today. It was a great day for doing so as it was mainly overcast and a little rainy earlier on. I revisited my fabric bolt storage and, believe it or not, I have found yet another method of creating fabric bolts. I am determined to get this right!

  Not that I didn't like my spare cardboard wrapped in contact but the boxes were changed up a bit and the colour was not doing it for me (even wrapped in contact) and the contact was hard to find. Whatever happened to the stuff that my mum used to line her kitchen cupboards with??

Because of this, I decided to play with other options.  One of those options was foam core board with is obtainable from the Art shop.  I loved it but could only get 5 bolts out of one A2 board and one of those 5 was taped together scraps. You can imagine my delight when I went to Bunnings with my daughter to find HUGE sheets for the same cost as the A2 boards.

I got 21 bolts out of this board which works out at 33c per bolt. That is good enough for me so I am sticking with this option and I promise I won't revisit this dilemma again.

The beauty of foam core board is that it is easy to cut and since I don't have to wrap it in contact which is a tricky procedure,  it is much quicker to get my fabric rolled on. If you decided to follow my lead and use the foam core boards to organise your fabric let me give you a hint or two.

 Firstly, you can find this stuff at your local hardware store (Bunnings, for me) around where you find the sheets of mdf or particle board and it comes in various thicknesses as well.  I picked the cheapest of the lot and find that it does the job just fine.  When it comes to cutting, I found (the hard way) that it is easiest to make the long cuts following the natural line (see picture above) and as you can also see, I used a teeny tiny cutting knife and it was not a problem at all.

So, because of that brilliant idea that came to me in the small hours of a sleepless night (does anyone else suffer from that) I was able to get 42 mini bolts of fabric into my glass fronted cabinet.




  1. Good idea for your fabric.... another idea might be to sew faster then you wouldn't need to do it at all lol


  2. What a great idea. I've been thinking of ideas for sorting my stash...and in the wee small hours too ! thanks, Therese.

  3. It's always hard to know how to store your fabric. This is a great idea. Hugs.....

  4. Cathy what a great idea and how neat do they look.xx

  5. Great idea and they look so nice sitting on the shelf!


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