Once you start sewing and creating, you can't resist fabric that's a bargain or just seems to call to you... but how you store that fabric can ruin it if you store it in the wrong place or store it the way.
- Preshrink fabric before you store it. That way the fabric is ready when you are.
- If the fabric was hanging rather than rolled on a bolt at the store, hang it to store it. Some fabrics, such as velvet, may become permanently crushed and unusable if it is folded, even folding it over a hanger may damage the nap. Use safety pins to hang the fabric from a hanger if hanging is necessary.
- Don't store the fabric in direct sunlight. The sunlight may fade the fabric that is not folded inside, leaving you with two tone fabric.
- Store the fabric in plastic bins or plastic bags to protect it from dust, grease and smoke.
- Fold the fabric neatly for storage so that it will take up a minimal amount of space... leaving you more room for fabric.