Yay Pattern Storage Bags!
Lauren's great post about pattern preservation and organization was the kick I needed to get serious about taking better care of my patterns. So based on her recommendation, I ordered 700 modern sized comic book bags from Amazon. They're $8.61 for a one hundred bags, but they're eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime. I had mine in two days and I can proudly say that 550 of my best patterns are now very cozy and protected. The next step for me is purchasing storage containers since the drawers of my previous method (an Ikea dresser) basically collapsed under the weight of my patterns.
In related news, I was asked by Denise over at The Blue Gardenia to show my sewing space. I'll provide a link once it has been published.