I touched base on comic board folds, Cut to Pieces which work great for standard sized fabrics and also ruler folds which is featured on Turning, Turning. But I still needed folding ideas for my wider fabrics (up to 60") and I recently came across this beauty from The Craft E Gal, it's a very informative pictorial on folding wider fabrics using an OmniGrid ruler.
I also didn't mention rolling fabric. How could I have forgotten this one? Lately, I have acquired so many towels that my standard folding isn't working for storage, so I started rolling them, and now I can fit all my towels in my linen closet. Same goes for fabric. If your using a shelving unit, rolling the fabric is another good option if folding isn't. (I personally roll all of my knit fabrics)
And while on my search for other fabric folding ideas..... I came across this beauty and had to share...
I found this posted on the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild... a fabric storage solution that also ends ALL standard free standing ironing boards in the room...
How to create the Fabric Storage / Ironing Station:
* Small Wire Shelving Unit ( ranging from 30" - 36" depending on your height & preference)( Home Depot, WalMart, Target )
* 20x60 piece of 3/4" MDF board OR OSB Subfloor
* Batting * Fabric *Stapler
*S-Hooks & Basket to hang ironing accessories (water spray bottle and starch)
The MDF or OSB boards are NOT attached to the shelving unit, but keeping safety in mind, I'm sure it can be. ALSO, I have read that MDF DOES warp over time and have read that OSB does not, so that is also something to keep in mind when making this.
After the MDF/OSB board is cut, wrap and staple the board with batting, then wrap and apply the fabric the same way. Once wrapped, place the board on the shelving unit, place near an outlet and VOILA! Your new fabric storage/ironing station!
I honestly see this in my future!