todays mission… to attack my scraps! i let them get out of control, and honestly didn’t want to look at them, i just kept squishing my scrap pile down, and down some more to make more room for more scraps..
today was going to be the day i sorted through all my scraps… ughh
my plan of attack, to cut my scraps into my most used sizes. so, i gathered my supplies:
- omnigrid 6″ x 24″, 2.5″ x 18″, 2.5″ and my 5″ square rulers
- rotary cutting mat
- olfa splash rotary cutter
- 3 container store clear containers
- avery 2″ x 3″ clear labels
since i have to ‘creatively’ store my fabric and sewing goodies in a corner in our great room, these ever so handy dandy canvas bins i found at tjmaxx [one of my weekly destinations!] are the perfect size for my mini fabric bolts. the bins measure 17 1/2″ x 13 1/2″.. and when we entertain, they are easily tucked away in my craft closet upstairs.
there’s a total of approximately 120 yards of yummy fabrics in those two bins.. yet i can’t stop shopping for more…fabric addiction!! i bring home these fabrics and they’re just to pretty to cut, okay, i’ll eventually cut them, but i like shopping for more, more, more fabric!
i love to organize! i feel like i can’t function if i can’t find things and it drives me crazy when i can’t..! okay, call it OCD, my kids do…
i thought i’d share a quick little post about how i organize my sewing machine accessories and machine needles! they go together like bread and butter, so i store them in a simple 17 compartment plastic organizer, one compartment is larger and fits my walking foot perfect!
keeping everything together makes it easy to tuck your container into your sewing tote and go off to class, a retreat or a sewing party with friends!
i label my container, so i can grab my presser foot quickly, and when you purchase a new presser foot, just add a new label! if you don’t have a label maker just use a thin sharpie and you’re all set!
one afternoon while googling ‘fabric storage ideas’ i stumbled upon several pins on pinterest.. where crafters/quilters, etc were using comic book archival boards to create mini fabric bolts.. BRILLIANT!!