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I use a flatware divider to store often-used items next to my sewing machine. That way, they’re always at my fingertips and they don’t...
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Because photo storage boxes have space for a label, I use them to store trims, zippers, and sewing-machine attachments. —Linda Alexander...
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I use a gift-wrapping unit to organize my stabilizers. —Penny Abbott   Share your tips for a chance to be featured: E-mail...
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I store projects in old cosmetic travel cases that I find at thrift shops. I put the supplies needed for the project in the travel tray and the...
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I love the look of quilts displayed on a ladder. When my husband found a vintage ladder, I scrubbed it clean and made rung wraps to protect my quilts...
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To store in-progress projects I use new 5-gallon buckets (available at hardware stores). I put a tool apron over the bucket and place all my notions...
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I live in a small space with my husband and three young kids. To keep my cutting mats and rulers where they stay flat, don’t get broken or...
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To keep track of smaller templates and specialty rulers, I use a large D-ring binder and zippered see-through pockets. Some templates and rulers come...
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To ensure I never have to unravel a tangled mess of embroidery thread, I always unwind a new skein and wrap it around an old spool. (For this I...
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Quilt hanger idea: Use wooden spools as finials on the ends of a 1⁄4" dowel. Secure the dowel to the wall with cup hooks. —Anne...
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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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