We all do it – every year! For quilters, I think it is more prevelant than the “dieting” resolution! We are going to finish all of those UFO’s in our closet and use up our stash.
There is just one problem – we have to get organized….. Our sewing room, if we are lucky enough to have one, looks like a tornado hit it! We frantically closed the door as we were wrapping the last gift – as our guests were pulling into the driveway. After all, our “sewing room” has been doing double duty as the gift wrapping station for the entire month of December!
And, the notion of fabric scissors went out the window weeks ago – right now I would just be happy to FIND a pair – and at this point would settle for the poultry scissors in the kitchen!
So, before we can keep that New Year’s Resolution, it is time to get organized! Since two of my sons left the nest this year, I am turning a bedroom into a sewing room. These are the storage compartments and organizers that I couldn’t resist.
They looked so darn cute at the quilt shop – all bundled together with that cute little ribbon. Or, you were having a bad day – and just ONE fat quarter wouldn’t really add to your stash…..
This soft sided satchel holds a boatload of fat quarters. And, for now, just put them in there – if you start color coordinating and dreaming of future projects, your family won’t see you again until the 4th of July!
Super Satchel Storage Cube Casters (set of 4)
Super Satchel boxes not included Item 6856SW Retail $8.49
Item 6855SC Retail $49.99
Deep Super Satchel
with Removable Dividers
I know I have written about these before, but they really are a must have! The storage cubes can be put on casters so you can easily move them when you need floor space to lay out a quilt – or, God forbid, CLEAN! And, if your sewing room occasionally is used as a guest room, you can just roll them into the closet for a few days!
The one compartment box will hold fabric and instructions for even a queen size quilt. And, if you have enough 2 1/2″ strips and 5″ squares to circle the globe, they will also hold 240 -2 1/2″ strips OR 480 – 5″ squares! Or use the Deep Super Satchel with Removable dividers which the three compartments are perfect for your 2 1/2 ” strips.
I dream of cutting all of my scraps into strips and squares and sorting them by color into these bins. Then, they will actually be usable – I may even invite some friends over for a Stashbusting party – but that’s another article!
These cubes are even stackable so they take up very little space! My goal is to have every “cut” project in it’s own box. Then, when it is time to pack for that retreat, I can just grab some boxes and go! If you’re like me, you stress for weeks about what projects you’ll be working on – but throw in a change of clothes as you are passing the dryer on your way out the door! After all, quilters have their priorities……….
These bags are perfect for holding an entire quilt project! They come in several different sizes and colors. Check them all out at Checkerdist.com click on the notion tab, then click on organizers.
I want them to store fabric and patterns that I have purchased for a specific project but haven’t cut yet. This size is roomy enough to include all of the fabric, pattern, and backing for a queen size quilt. I’ll never have to worry about cutting into a border fabric or backing by accident again!
As an added bonus, they have a clear panel so that I can see what is inside and stack easily in a drawer! Now that I have my fabrics organized, it’s time to tackle those notions……