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How To Make a Fabric Roll Storage Rack

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How To Make A Fabric Roll Storage Rack
How To Make A Fabric Roll Storage Rack

Okay…I know there probably aren’t that many people who have multiple rolls of fabric hanging around the house…but I have a bad habit of buying fabric, and then not getting around to doing the project.

So I needed some way to store them that is easy to get at and doesn’t take up a lot of room.  So I immediately thought of the racks of fabric that they have at the fabric store.  Since I’m not sure where you actually get the racks that they keep fabric on at the store, and I didn’t really want something that big…a DIY project was in order!

The pipes rest on top of the dowels
The pipes rest on top of the dowels

What I came up with is basically a large frame with some dowels installed at an angle and PVC Pipe as the poles (although you could really use any kind of a pole…closet rods, copper pipe or curtain rods would also work fine).

The Finished Fabric Roll Storage Rack | How To Make A Fabric Roll Storage Rack
The Finished Fabric Roll Storage Rack

Add the fabric and you have made your fabric roll storage rack.

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6 Responses

  1. Aunty Elaine
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    Now why didn’t I think of that in my sewing days. I had mine on rolls standing in a basket. This is much more finished. I’m thinking of doing something like this with my table clothes that I have hanging in my cabinet. Do you have any ideas on how to roll the cloth so it stays really smooth.

    • Wanda
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      Hi Aunt Elaine…I had not thought of using something similar for table clothes, but that’s a good idea. No brainwaves yet on how to get them to go on smoothly (I could have used it for a couple of the fabrics that I had to re-roll). I’ll have to think about it for a little while and see what I can come up with. If you beat me to it, I would love to hear your solution :)

  2. Lanell
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    How about splitting enough paper towel cores to cover the rods and then covering them with duct/duck tape to keep the tablecloths from sliding off.

    • Wanda
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      Hi Lanell…I’ll have to try that and see if it does the trick :) Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Kim Williams
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    This would also work very well for a wrapping paper station in your craft room!! Instead of fabric rolls… gift wrap rolls.

    • Wanda
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      Hi Kim…I agree it would work well for gift wrap, too! I’ll be doing that!

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