Monday, September 20, 2010

Even more packing

Finally, the fabric is packed. Well, except that I have two small bins that I need to combine into one big bin and that then need to be filled with the fabric allocated for them. It's either that or I buy more small bins but I don't know if it's worth it.

So my fabric fits into about 25 of those 10Gal bins. Each of those bins is 24" x 16" x 8.5" or so, and I was trying folding my fabric so that it fit into a 12" x 8.5" area, fitting two fabrics into each row. I couldn't do that all the time, so I think if I say that I fit 1.5 fabrics per row that would be fine. With that information I can figure out how much space the fabrics will take up on shelves but I'm too tired to do the calculations.

One thing I have to decide whether I want to fold the fabric flat or upright, and space considerations may make that decision for me. I think that storing my fabrics upright, wrapped around acid-free comic book backer boards or something similar, will take up less space than storing the fabrics flat. Plus the fabrics are easier to find when they're upright - it's the way the fabric stores do it, after all. Some of the most delicate fabrics will be better off hanging and others should be stored on rolls.

This morning we went to the house and got the measurements for the appliances and my sewing room. Between those measurements and my fabric needs I should be able to start planning out my new sewing room. Whenever I have time, that is. :)

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