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My fabrics are protected from UV light and dust. I can remove them one at at time without disturbing the other fabrics. Of Course, I can see the day when I may need another cabinet....But for now, this is just great.

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Comment by Carmen davila on September 8, 2011 at 5:29pm
Love it!!
Comment by Glenda Barrick on February 22, 2011 at 5:58pm
Thanks so much for sharing that information. It is a super idea.
Comment by Kathleen VanDusen on February 21, 2011 at 10:32pm
What a great idea. I now have no fabric storage since we moved into a smaller place and this will do nicely! I have 2 hanging file cabniets and will now put them to good use once I empty them of the paperwork not needed since we retired! (my husband loves our new paper shredder!)They will stack(with some fasteners to keep them from toppling over) nicely and hold a lot of fabric! This project just went to the top of the "Honey Do List"!
Comment by Diana Baron on February 21, 2011 at 8:32pm
i just did a google image search for quilts, put labels on them (pastel prints, Midtoned prints, Dark prints, neutrals) and them laminated the photos.  I just used masking tape to apply them to the cabinet but I painted the tape to make it look a little better.....
Comment by Glenda Barrick on February 21, 2011 at 6:11pm
I love it! What are the group names on each drawer and where did you get the cute pictures?
Comment by Diana Baron on February 21, 2011 at 12:14pm
I printed out a series of quilt pictures in various tones, labeled the pictures, (pastels, medium tones, neutrals, etc.) Then I  laminated the pictures and applied them to the cabinet with masking tape. (I painted the tape so it wouldn't look so much like masking tape!
Comment by Angee Barbe on February 21, 2011 at 8:55am
Is the picture on the front.  Is it for decoration only, or does it tell you which fabrics are in there?
Comment by Karen Quick on February 20, 2011 at 9:18pm

I'm Diana's sister and just wanted to comment on some of your questions. I intended this for mostly 1/4 yard to 1-1/2 yard pieces and I cut the hangers from the folders, leaving about an inch or so of folder, seems to stabilize the hanger.  I've hung 3 and 4 identical fat quarters on the same folder hanger with no problems.  For the larger pieces you have to get a little creative with your folding to get them to hang well, but it's worth the effort.  As for pieces that have been cut and scraps, you could handle those a couple of ways.  Leave some folders intact and you can drop small pieces in the folder, Or you can drop small pieces into ziploc bags and they can be pinned, paper clipped or stapled to the hangers.   Do check a local used office furniture store, or Craig's List for inexpensive sources for your folders.  I found them for a nickel a piece, and once I cut the folder off, I've got two hangers.  It's nice to be recycling to.

Comment by Diana Baron on February 20, 2011 at 3:52pm
They are folded over the file folders.
Comment by Mary Lou on February 20, 2011 at 3:37pm
Cant quite tell, are the fabrics folded over hanging file folders or inside them?

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