Spending more time at home right now? When you’re not quilting up a storm, don’t forget to spend some time spring cleaning your craft room! There are plenty of simple ways to control clutter and make sure there’s a spot for everything - here are some of our favorite organizational ideas spotted on Pinterest.
Storage boxes are fun and functional, and you can even sew your own with some of these free patterns: Fabric Storage Bin from We All Sew, Simple Storage Cubes from Baby Lock, Fat Quarter Sized Fold-Up Basket from Sew Can She, and Sewing Room Canisters from Olfa.
Make the most of your wall space with a peg board! If you’re short on space, this is a clever way to store scissors, rotary cutters, threads, ribbons and more - click here for a free tutorial on making your own peg board on the Home Talk blog. For more peg board and wall storage inspiration, check out this post on the We All Sew blog.
Still have some wall space to work with? These hanging storage baskets from Sew Can She can be made with just 2 fat quarters per basket, and you can customize the labels for easy sorting.
For many, keeping fabric tidy when not in use is the biggest challenge. This video from Sew Can She shows 3 simple options to fold & store your fabric stash; we also like this tutorial from I Always Pick The Thimble, which walks you through the steps to neatly fold fabric to fit any space.
Once your supplies are under control, it’s time to focus on your sewing work station. We’ve seen some clever patterns designed to keep everything you need within arm’s reach, such as the Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial from We All Sew, the Sewing Machine Apron from Olfa, or the Sewing Mat with Cutout from Quilting Digest.
Make cleanup easy by designating a place for all of your fabric scraps and thread snips; this could be as simple as labeling a few mason jars, or designating a few of your storage bins for the job; here’s yet another free sewing pattern to make a set of baskets from Polka Dot Chair!
When your sewing session is done, don’t forget to protect your machine with a cover to keep the dust out! We All Sew, Closet Case Patterns, Sew Delicious and I See Stars Quilting have all shared fabulous free patterns on their websites, and you can find even more here on our Pinterest board dedicated to craft room organization.
Whether you’re just getting started with your quilting adventure or have enjoyed many years perfecting your stitches, we’re pleased to be your go-to for whatever you need to make your next project shine! You can contact us online, or give us a call at (815) 836 - 8735 for mail order or curbside pickup.
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