A Little Organization to Start the Year Off

I have two sewing spaces in my home – the sewing room upstairs and a little cart downstairs.  It’s a nice set up because I can work on small projects in the evenings while watching TV without having to disturb my regular Whimzie Quiltz activities. But as I started work fresh in the new year, I noticed both areas had gotten messy. (Oh, we’re all friends here, I won’t lie… things were out of control!)

For upstairs, the solution turned out to be a washi tape organizer (on sale at Michaels!) Turns out that 100+ small thread spools (most of mine are Sulky and Gutermann) which had been just tossed in a drawer, fit perfectly.  Now all my appliqué thread options are easily viewed and color coordinated.

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For downstairs, the problem was I had amassed a large collection of secondary quilt tools.  They, too, were just randomly tossed on the cart. To organize everything, I decided to make a wooden display.  It has holes drilled on top, one for each tool, and a wooden “pocket” on the front to keep my smallest Omnigrid ruler.  (The metal “inspire” embellishment coordinates with the galvanized steel chicken feeder pincushion I made two years ago.)

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Even though these were just two small organization efforts, I’m feeling much more together now and ready to face 2017’s quilting projects.  Bring ’em on!

 

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