In the world of quilting and crafting, every fabric enthusiast knows the allure of fat quarters. These neatly folded squares of fabric, typically measuring 18×22 inches, are like miniature treasure chests, each holding boundless potential for creative projects. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or a sewing novice, the allure of fat quarters lies not just in their vibrant colors and intricate patterns, but also in the promise of endless possibilities.
But, as any fabric collector can attest, with great fabric comes great responsibility—responsibility in the form of proper storage. There’s nothing more disheartening than reaching for that perfect fat quarter only to find it wrinkled, faded, or lost in the clutter of your stash.
Fear not, fellow fabric enthusiasts, this is your guide to mastering the art of storing fat quarter fabric cuts.
What to do with all those fat quarters that you have been buying, collecting and storing. They are great for stacking, but can become a little overwhelming when it comes to storing.
While fat quarter bundles are beautiful, when opened they can very quickly get out of hand and generate a ton of clutter. To help you get your stacks and collections back into control I have dug around and found some fun options for storing.
There is a variety of size, shape – lids or no lids, collapsible or solid. In the end you’ll need to find a system that you will actually use, or it will become another collection (just like your beautiful fat quarters).
10+ Fat Quarters Storage Containers
This is a pretty flexible storage option for fat quarters. The dividers are not removeable, but the clear top makes it perfect for seeing what’s inside. The zipper top keeps the bugs and dust out as well.Container from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Buy Here:storage
Comic Boards are perfect for keeping your fat quarters nice and folded. Instead of jumbling all your fabric in drawers – these are perfect for after you unfold the fat quarter!buy fat quarter comic boards
This double sided container with removable dividers is perfect for keeping the fat quarters folded and organized. Grab one for each color, style, design. The clear plastic lets you see what you have stored inside.buy dividers
This container is a little smaller and only one side. It still has dividers that you can remove and combine spaces if needed. With the containers being clear, you can see what you have stored inside.buy dividers
These are great stackable containers. Perfect for keeping your fat quarters together. It’s semi see through so you are able to see what’s inside.buy containers
This cute container is perfect for stacking those fat quarters and packing them to a sewing day. It’s also clear so you can see inside, making it handy for not forgetting what you have inside!buy containers
This small container is perfect for fat quarters! They look like library drawers – which I love as well. They come in a few different colors as well so you can customize it to your personal space. Buy the small container here.
If you are looking for something that is a little more flexible – this foldable container would be perfect. It comes in a variety of colors and the size – 5″ x 5.5″ x 6″ is perfect for popping into smaller spaces. Buy the collapsible container here.
You can always sew your own using quilt block or fat quarters! This fabric bin is perfect for storing fabric and even notions. Get the full tutorial for the fabric bin here.
While looking at the fabric cube options – these are very handy. They do fold up for quick storage, but with the size of 13″ square they can hold a lot. It’s a great option to keep anything you want hidden in your sewing room.buy containers
Storage crates are another option. These measure just under 4″ wide to 5″ long. They stack really nicely and do fold up as well. I love the fun colors that they come in!buy containers
Things to consider when choosing a fat quarter storage container
Are you looking for something that is going to be used often? How sturdy does it need to be?
Are you needing it to be collapsible so you can adjust your space when you need.
Remember that fabric is heavy and you’ll want to make sure that the size you get will still be manageable when it’s full.
Are the containers going to be hidden in a closet or in your main sewing area? This would help you decide the color and style of your container.
With these insights and ideas at your disposal, you are now well-equipped to embark on your journey of fabric organization and preservation.
Your fat quarters will thank you for the care and attention they receive, and your future creative projects will undoubtedly benefit from your well-organized and inspiring fabric stash.