Today's Tips and Tricks post is all about crafty storage.
I don't know about you, but keeping my work space tidy is a constant battle. Fabric, fabric everywhere! There are scraps and jelly rolls and charm packs just piling up on every surface. And don't get me started on notions!
A few of our Chefs share some of their crafty organization tips with us today.
Erin Davis, of mummyquilts.blogspot.com
I keep my needles and machine accessories in plastic craft bins meant for embroidery floss. I like the ones with removable dividers so I can accommodate large feet like the button holer and small needle packs efficiently. Everything is labeled so it makes it very easy for me to find the right foot without having to consult my machine manual.
Lisa Calle of vintagemodernquilts.com
My favorite way to organize fat quarters is by color and I've found that if you fold them just the right way, the fit perfectly in bins and shelves designed for media (CDs and DVDs). With so many people going digital these days, I see CD shelving units for sale very inexpensively at yard sales and thrift shops. They aren't always cute but there is nothing a good coat of spray paint can't fix.
See more of Lisa's studio and organization ideas here.
Angela Pingel of cuttopieces.com
I use comic book boards to keep 1/2 yard and larger pieces of fabric neat and tidy. I've figured out a way to fold the fabric so it fits nicely on the board and the shelves in my studio.
See the full tutorial on Angela's blog.
Thanks for sharing, ladies! Readers, what are your favorite ways to keep your space tidy?