If you can’t resist petting fabric as you walk by, spend time shopping for fabric only to chop it into bits, and then spend hours sewing it all back together for fun…welcome to the Quilt Quazy club!!!!
Did you know we have our own holiday?
Worldwide Quilting day is in a few days. An entire day of celebrating quilters and quilting all around the world. WOOT!
Today I’m going to let you peek into my quilt quazy space and share some of my little organizing tips because….
Staying organized is the key to fitting more stuff in!
I’ve packed a longarm, 3 work stations, and a design wall into a 10’ x 10’ room with a walk in closet. That’s bigger than some and smaller than others but I’m happy.
Just inside the door is a shelf filled with little storage drawers. Each machine has it’s own easy to locate tool drawers. Below that threads are sorted and safe from dust.
Doors are also usable space. There’s a foam board mounted to the back of my door with Command Strips for notes and tape measures are always easy to locate hanging on the door knob.
Each machine has a bobbin ring. These are WONDERFUL, easy to carry, hang and sort.
Turning to my right ~ My longarm is on wheels so it can be pushed back against the wall. There’s no need to waste that floor space when it’s not in use. The “air” space below is used for storage.
Walls are for inspiration and swap gifts. I have fun little things that I enjoy tucked around the room.
Turning to my right again ~ I have 3 work stations. This one is used as my work desk. A crate turned on it’s side doubles as file storage and shelf space.
These little hanging baskets great catching threads and other doodads. You can find a free tutorial HERE.
Tip: Don’t sew the notch in step 2. Wait until step 4 otherwise it’s thick to sew through.
And another turn to the right ~ Almost back to the start
I found that the best set up for me was pushing two tables together. My main sewing station is on a sturdy old desk with extra drawers for storage. The second table is handy when sewing large quilts so they don’t drop down and pull. It’s also my cutting table on normal days.
A design wall is tucked behind the entry door ~ space that normally would go to waste. It’s also hung with Command Strips like everything else.
Design wall Tutorial can be found HERE
All drawers are divided with little basekts and bins for better use of space. I can’t stand “digging” to find things.
Not a storage tip but if you THINK you can see then you haven’t seen Inspired LED lights!!
I’ve added them to all my machines. You can even customize them like I did.
This is where the tour ends for my husband… LOL
Don’t settle for one closet shelf…fill that “air” space with cubbies.
Projects are cut and waiting in bins ~ some days I only like to cut and some days sew. Quilts waiting for the longarm are on hangers.
Sort, sort, sort and label!
All scraps are sorted into color coded tubs. All supplies and notions are separated into shoebox size totes. It takes some effort to get organized at first but you won’t waste time later digging for things.
More cubbies were added below the closet shelf to hold color coded yardage.
What fun tricks do you use for storage?
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