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.
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.)
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!