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It’s always best to avoid storing quilting supplies in plastic containers if you can as they can accumulate moisture and cause molding and thread damage over time. Not good. I personally find that open containers, shelves, or even hangers in the closet are an effective way to store fabric. As for thread, I prefer open-air shelving too. There are lots of gadgets available in craft shops for this sort of thing. You could even try to get your hands on a thread display rack if your local shop has any they’re not using.
And it’s always good to be aware of light sources in your quilting room and to try to avoid as much direct sunlight or light exposure as possible. I personally avoid florescent lighting in my quilt room, and you could also keep your materials and storage devices in a closet or other space that doesn’t get much light.Check out this article series for more storage ideas: