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I am a fabric artist so I purchase many fabrics in fat quarters and small pieces. As a result, storage space in my quilting room was becoming an...
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I hang my quilts from clothes hangers with the fronts folded to the inside. To easily identify each quilt, I label a tag with the quilt pattern, size...
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If we have leftover fabric, we cut it into several 5-inch charm squares and at least one or two 2-1⁄2-inch strips and add them to our stash for...
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Miniature quilts are fun to make, but small pieces are easily lost. I pin the small pieces to a cork tile (found at office supply stores) so they...
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To keep the tails of perle cotton neat and untangled, I insert a pin halfway into the ball, wrap the perle cotton around the pin a few times, then...
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Instead of throwing away selvages, I wind them into a ball so they are available for tying together bundles of coordinating fabrics for future...
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A flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth makes a perfect design wall. Reinforce several areas at the top of the tablecloth with duct tape (on the vinyl side...
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When I purchase clothing, I save the mini, resealable plastic bags that hold extra buttons. The bags are the perfect size for storing several wound...
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To keep my bobbins under control, I purchased a 3/8"-diameter clear vinyl tube at a hardware store. I drew a line along the length of the tube...
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To make storing my fabric easier, I’ve made 1/8-, 1/4-, 1/2-, and 1-yard marks on my ironing board with a permanent marker. After ironing my...
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Heavy-duty shoeboxes that have lids make great storage containers for the strips of fabric you’re saving to make scrap quilts. Tape a clear...
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To eliminate crease lines in quilts (made from folds during storage), I roll my quilts on swimming pool noodles. For larger quilts, I use duct tape...
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Like many quilters, I purchase thread from different manufacturers, which means I have many types of spools. The issue of storing extra bobbins from...
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I found a simple way to store my quilt tops until they are ready to be quilted—neatly folded on skirt or pants hangers in my sewing room closet...
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The metal cabinet in my sewing room makes a great design wall. I hold fabric pieces in place on the cabinet with small magnets. It’s easy to...
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To neatly store sheets of fusible web and stabilizer in an easy-to-find place, I purchased an upright gift-wrap storage container...
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If you run out of space to store presser feet in the accessory box that came with your sewing machine, go to the toy aisle and...
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A wine rack is a good storage solution for rolled items, such as fusible web, freezer paper, an appliqué sheet, and batting....
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To return a piece of fabric to a tightly packed fabric stack, I sandwich the folded fabric between two magazines that have glossy...
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Once I identify a project I want to make, I purchase fabric for it and place the fabric and pattern in a bag that I store in my...
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Measure each leftover batting piece and write the measurement, brand, and fiber content on a piece of notepaper (i.e. 54×22...
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I place a plastic Frisbee upside down on my sewing table to hold scissors, pins, and any other items I need for a particular quilting...
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Use a paper towel dispenser as a holder for freezer paper and fusible web. Both countertop and wallmounted versions work....
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Donate leftover batting to a local school. It can be used in art projects to represent snow scenes, bunny tails, and flowers. Like the...
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Clear, zippered plastic bags used for packaging curtains and bedspreads make great containers for quilting  projects. Each bag...

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