Happy New Year! I’ve been in the process of reorganizing my sewing room. One issue I have, and I’m sure you may too, is how to store my fabric stash.
Granted, I don’t have a lot of fabric in comparison to many people I follow on social media but still it’s a problem I want to solve.
While looking online for cardboard fabric bolts I discovered mini-bolts. The only problem I could foresee was they were too short for my 60” wide fabrics. The ones I saw were only 12" long. That's great for 45" wide fabric but most of my stash is 54" - 60" wide. Folded in fourths is at most 15".
My shelves in my sewing room each measured at 8” deep and 35” long. I really wanted my mini-bolts to be at least 18” long and 6-7” wide.
Many of the mini-bolts I found on Etsy were sold by lots of 50 which cost $64. Although a little over $1 each was not an issue I simply didn’t need that many.
I have a solution!
I searched the aisles of Hobby Lobby and found 13 x 19 cake boards*! I cut them in half and had my perfect size. 6.5” x 19”.
I paid $5.99 for package of 6 and had a coupon for 40% off! When I cut them in half with my x-acto knife I had a perfect dozen. So now I’m paying around .35 cents per mini-bolt! Score!
Other ideas for making mini-bolts is to use foam core, chipboards, and framing mat boards. Browse around your Hobby Lobby, Michael's, JoAnn's or your local home improvement store and see what you can find! So far I'm loving the half sheet cake boards!
Watch the video and I’ll show you step by step how to create your own mini-bolt fabric stash you can place on any shelf for easier viewing.
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