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Connie Hale Posted: Thu, Sep 13 2012 11:19 AM

I look for ideas via the internet on storage then I look at my own resources and incorporate as many as possible.  I used two bookcases same size and laid a table top from an auction between them; then I was able to store two tubs holding fabric under the table and utilize the table top for two smaller size tubs.  I use a ping pong table to lay out quilt design and match fabrics.  I had to add a 2d table for a Lone Star quilt.  I have a table behind my sewing machine to hold the fabric as I machine quilt.  I position my ironing board next to my sewing machine at the same height so I can easily move from one to the other.   I added a shelf to an entertainment center and stored all my quilt books and magazines on two shelves.  I painted a 4-drawer dresser a pale blue and use it to store projects.  I sort fabric by the type of project I intend to work on - doll quilts, baby quilts, etc.  I hope these ideas help others.  Utilize the resources you have at hand and shop local thrift stores and garage sales to find good deals on bookcases and dressers.

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Leslie replied on Thu, Sep 13 2012 11:50 AM

sounds like a great quilting room you have, thanks for the tips

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Tammy replied on Fri, Sep 14 2012 10:17 AM

Thanks for the tips.  Right now I am in the middle of remodeling a room for my sewing room.  Any new ideas are useful.  

 

 

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MNnancy replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 10:41 PM

Connie, I think you should post pictures!


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I did post photos - they are in My Gallery. 

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Sukochi replied on Sun, Sep 16 2012 9:32 AM

Connie, One thing about it. If you are having a bad day sewing, you can always play Ping Pong. Win win.

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Jeanine replied on Sun, Sep 16 2012 9:42 AM

I bought some comic book boards and am working on wrapping my fabric on them to help store them better.  I love to be able to stack my fabric in cubbies like books.  It is easy to see and get to.  It is always a challenge to find the best way to store all the stuff we accumulate!

 

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Joy replied on Wed, Oct 3 2012 4:46 AM

I recently purchased a Hang-up home organizer from Thirty One. It works perfectly to keep my current project and upcoming projects organized and I can write what I need to purchase directly on it with dry erase markers. It saves space, keeps me organized and works as a quick reminder of what I need when I go fabric shopping.

 

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Marie replied on Wed, Oct 3 2012 10:08 AM

Great idea Joy!

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I think a cork board is a MUST have. As I finish a block it goes up on the board until the next one. For my crazy quilt it helps me picture how the blocks are going to look when they are joined.

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