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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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Local businesses often hand out free refrigerator magnets with a calendar or advertising on them. Recycle the magnet by combining...
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I own three different sewing machines and the bobbins are not interchangeable. To keep them separate, each bobbin is marked...
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When traveling with your sewing machine and iron, wrap a plain or decorative ponytail holder around each electrical cord. This also works well...
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Two wooden mug holders I found at a thrift store are great for keeping cutting tools close at hand—one holds multiple sizes...
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I don’t have room to store all my quilting magazines, so I keep my favorite patterns and techniques in clear plastic page...
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I like to make quilt tops in the warmer months of the year and wait until winter to quilt them. To keep the quilt tops flat and...
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After finishing a quilt, instead of adding the leftover fabric to my stash, I cut it into strips and store it in a strip box. When the box...
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I keep a picnic container used to store utensils and napkins on my cutting table. It holds my rotary cutters, small rulers, pencils, and...
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I found a great way to organize a project that requires using different colors of floss. I use plastic baseball card holders. You...
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A hanging shoe caddy makes a great see-at-a-glance fat quarter holder. Look for these caddies at discount and home improvement...
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Clear, plastic trading card pages help me keep sewing machine needles organized; their pockets are the perfect size for packs of needles. I organize...
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I have a large button collection (both of vintage buttons and those extras included with every shirt I buy), which I like to...
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I use vacuum-seal storage bags to sort, manage, and store my fabric stash. I fill the bags with fabric sorted by color or project...
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When I start a new project, I fill in a form I created to manage my quilt inventory and projects. It includes project name, size, purpose,...
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An inexpensive way to clean up your thread drawer and keep bobbin threads from unwinding is to secure filled bobbins with mini ponytail holders...
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“When I reorganized my sewing room, I found that CD towers work great for my stash of fat quarters.” —Gabby Quint...

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