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Organization Tips for Quilting and Cross Stitching

Did you know that January is National Organization Month? The new year is prime time to embrace a fresh start by organizing your craft stash. Today we’re sharing our favorite organization tools with you!

Let’s jump right in and take control of your craft corner! As quilters and stitchers, we know an organized sewing space can be a source of inspiration. Below we’ve gathered our favorite organizational tools into three categories, general, cross stitch, and quilting to make it easy for you to find what’s best for your space!

General Sewing Organization

The Oh…Sew! Organized Stash ‘n Store is a must-have. It’s handy to keep small notions near your sewing machine, and you’ll never have to rummage through a drawer to find your scissors or markers.

Next, a set of three Stitch Card Boxes. Designed by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Co., these boxes are perfect for taming clutter. You can store cross stitch fabrics, floss, sewing supplies, and of course, Stitch Cards. The adorable design and colors are a bonus!

Do you have PHD’s, UFO’s or WIP’s to keep track of? (That’s projects half done, unfinished objects, and works in progress!) The Quilting Journal is here to save the day. This journal has spaces for up to 50 projects, Block of the Months, Wish Lists, and more. It’s time to get your quilting projects off the floor and into the pages of this journal.

The Bee Keeper Binders by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet offer a cute solution for storing patterns, instructions, and papers. Add some Bee Keeper Binder Pocket Inserts or some Busy Bee Binder Pages for Stitch, Yarn, or Quilt, and you’ll have a well-organized binder that holds more than you can imagine.

The Small Spool Holder by June Tailor is another nifty organizational tool. Made from durable hardwood, it’s a charming and practical way to store up to 16 small-sized spools.

Cross Stitch Stash Organization

These notions will streamline your stitching and make floss management a breeze.

Organizing your cross stitch stash can be fun and efficient with the right tools. Starting with the Floss Flower Thread Bobbins, these colorful and durable bobbins, designed by Lori Holt, make managing your floss a breeze.

The Floss ‘n Store Acrylic Storage Box is clearly the storage you need for all of your floss! It features a pull-out drawer with nine compartments to organize and display your collection.

If you’re constantly on the move, the Mad for Plaid Project Bags are a stitcher’s best friend. These sturdy, see-through bags make it easy to sort your supplies by project and are perfect for taking them on the go.

For the floss enthusiast, the Bountiful Floss Box is a dream come true. The beautiful design, magnetic closure, and ample space make it a practical and attractive addition to your cross stitch stash.

The Heartfelt FlossBitties Floss Drops add a touch of sentiment to your stash. These cards are designed to match the free Heartfelt cross stitch patterns, making them a sweet and useful accessory. Organizing your cross stitch supplies never looked so good!

Another stitchy storage option to keep your embroidery threads tangle-free are Floss-Paks. These handy packs feature a zip-close area and a spot to jot down your thread color number.

Take your crafting to the next level with the Set of 3 Jolly Tags. With their vibrant colors and lobster clasp, these tags will not only make your project bags easily identifiable, but they also add a splash of joy to your quilting and cross stitch stash. Keeping track of your projects has never been this jolly!

Lastly, the Cross Stitch Journal by It’s Sew Emma is a game-changer for cross-stitch enthusiasts. With this journal, you can record every detail of your cross-stitch projects, from pattern and designer to floss and cloth used. It even includes an inventory list to keep track of all your threads!

Organize your Quilting or Sewing Supplies

Tutto Trolleys are made for toting your sewing machine and supplies to quilt classes and retreats. These aren’t just any old tote! They have ample space to accommodate various sewing machines and extra items you’ll need for sewing. Don’t forget this handy retreat checklist!

We love the Stay Sharp Navy Magnetic Needle Case is just what you need for fuss-free needle storage. The magnetic interior keeps your needles securely in place, with a hard shell cover to protect them as you sew on the go.

For quilt storage, the Set of Three Quilt Keepers by Things Made Easy is a must-have. Its innovative design lets you use any door to hang your quilts, and the removable bars make it easy to change out quilts for any season or occasion.

When it comes to larger supplies, you can’t go wrong with the Super Satchel Double Deep ArtBin. You can use it without dividers for quilt blocks, patterns, and books, or customize the dividers for Charm Packs, Layer Cakes, and more.

For sorting your items, the XL Super Satchel Bins Set of 4 is a dream come true. These handy bins not only fit into the ArtBin Super Satchel One Compartment Boxes seamlessly but also stack on top of each other, making them a versatile solution for all your storage needs.

For a more customizable solution, check out the Super Satchel One Compartment Box by ArtBin. The way we use them is to use one box per quilt. While I’m working on a quilt, I save the pattern, quilt blocks, and any special notions for each quilt in its own ArtBin so that I don’t misplace any blocks. These boxes are available in a few colors – translucent, blush, aqua, and mint – providing a dash of personality to your organization efforts.

Are you inspired to get organized? Use this year’s National Organization Month to simplify and beautify your quilting stash! For more sewing organization inspiration, check out our Top 10 Tips to Transform Your Creative Space.

Organization Giveaway! – CLOSED

Congrats to our giveaway winner Sharon N!

And now for a giveaway! Here’s your chance to win a Mad for Plaid Project Bag, Oh…Sew! Organized Stash ‘n Store, The Cross Stitch Journal, and The Quilting Journal! To enter, leave a comment below answering the question: What are your favorite tricks, systems, or products for organizing your quilting, sewing, and stitching supplies?

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  • The giveaway ends on February 3, 2024, at 11:59 CST
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459 comments

  1. I love organization! The clear bins, mesh bags and tags make it easy to find what you’re looking for.

    1. I struggle with organization, but here are a few that help me:
      *My son made my a rack with pegs on it years ago that I store my rulers. Keeps them handy just off my cutting table.
      *I used old pill bottles to place old needles or any sharps. When full, ICa throw in the trash and nobody gets stuck!
      * I use old plastic pants hangers from the store to hold yardage I am not ready to use and hang in a closet outside my fun room!

        1. I use Ikea’s Kuggis bins and fabric storage cubes to store yardage. Scrap pieces I’ve cut to size are kept in clear Sterlite containers on wall shelves. Background yardage and batting are in Rubbermaid totes under my IKEA Linmon cutting table. I store patterns, notions, unopened precut bundles in my IKEA Alex drawer unit and a Rascog three shelf unit. Rulers are hung with tacks on a large corkboard.

      1. I have a number of the Super Satchel boxes, which I use to store quilting WIPs as well as cross stitch WIPs. It keeps everything together and when I go to a retreat, grabbing the box that contains a quilting WIP makes it so easy. When traveling to a friend’s house to cross stitch, I will usually just transfer the cross stitch project I want to work on into a fabric project bag to take with me.

    2. I like to use large clear zip lock type bags to store fabric & patterns for a future quilt. Then I keep them in baskets for easy viewing. Makes it easy to select projects to take to retreat. I love to use my larger Longaberger baskets to hold & transport current, in process projects.

      1. I keep things to areas that I am working at. For example, I keep all my rotary cutters right at the cutting mat in a coffee mug. Also I keep my starch and water bottle right next to my iron on a table.

  2. I have used Art Bins for years to stay organized. One bin per project makes life so much easier! I also love the quilt ruler organizers. They make it easy to find the template or ruler I need.

  3. Ever since I saw Kimberly use an Art Bin I had to get me one! I use it for holding the projects I want to work on right now for cross stitch!!!! It has helped me stay on track and get a lot more accomplished! I also use projects bags for each project and shoe box size plastic totes for my extra fancy floss!

  4. I use bins to organize my thread and I use an app called thread stash to keep track of what threads I have and I use the It’s Sew Emma mesh project bags to keep my cross stitch projects organized.

  5. I use clear bins to store each quilt project and label with quilt name. These are stored on shelving to easily retrieve.

  6. Definitely the Art Bins which I store my fabrics and projects. I love both sizes and use the small bin for projects. So nice when you work on multiple QALs.

  7. I try to cut my scraps to useable sizes immediately after finishing a project. I cut 2.5 inch squares and strips, 5 inch squares and any strips greater than 1.5 inches.

  8. Hello Friends,
    2 of my favorite tricks…..

    * when I complete a quilt top, I prep the backing and binding and have it ready for quilting by using a pants/slacks hangar with clips. This way when I am ready to quilt, I don’t have to remember where is the backing and binding. The quilt top and backing are hanging in a closet and not stuffed in a box or tote to never be seen again.

    * my second trick is, I use Artbin satchels and keep my fabric kits and pattern together. When I am ready I can take my Artbin out and cut up my fabric. It keeps everything nice and tidy and I don’t lose anything. I have four bins and for me that is enough.

    1. As a cross-stitching and embroidery girl, I love using project bags. I keep all of my floss, needles, fabric, and other supplies in one bag per project. It’s easy to keep everything organized and take it all on the go!

  9. I like to keep all my scraps in wooden storage bins. I keep them assorted my color and then can just grab the color I want from there. I also like to keep my cross stitch in project bags with design boards to keep the floss on.

  10. I have a wall of IKEA pegboard and their fun little hangy doodads that I store all of my rulers, templates, rotary cutters, scissors, marking tools and pens, mat cleaner, and notions and more on for easy access

  11. I use clear shoebox size containers with lids and stack them with my left overs. Also have fabrics “kitted” in zipper mesh bags . My space is small so I need to be organized.

  12. OMG, you are talking to the master of organization! I cannot create in chaos and since I was about 8 years old, I would organize my crayons, coloring markers, books, shoes and closet! Not a perfectionist at all but I just love organizing and how it looks. I’ll be doing more organizing this month and with FQS items too!

  13. Love the mad for plaid bags. Great keeping projects in order! Very interested in the set of 3 quilt keepers to hang my quilts waiting for binding. Love good organization, it can be a struggle at times. Thanks for the tips!

  14. I am very lucky to have a dedicated sewing space. The room has a large closet and built in cabinets so I am able to store everything in there. My room and the over sized garage may be the reasons that my husband and I both loved the house at first sight.

  15. My system is a hodgepodge of containers that I’ve collected over the years for my various hobbies but most are very plain and utilitarian. What I use most for storage are the foldable bins that fit in my cubes, which make up the majority of my cutting and sewing table. I also store projects on project boards but none of these are user friendly if I need to grab and go. I love the project bag idea and especially loved the ones you showed on a recent episode that were given to you by Lori Holt and I think you said Teresa made the other one. They were pieced and simply adorable!

  16. I love organizing all my quilting and cross stitch supplies. This was a great post listing all the ideas FQS has available, and I took advantage of it!

  17. I use the Artbins to contain projects and use Sterlite drawer units for threads and other extra notions. Office folder holders are great for rulers as they are heavy and hold multiple rulers in each slot.

  18. Love these ideas for organising crafty supplies! I’ve recently moved home and will be planning out my new craft room so these tips and products are perfect.

  19. I recently switched to the art bin containers 1 per project and it’s made thins so much easier. Grabbing them to be bring to retreats I don’t worry that I’m missing something. Getting ready to move into a new home so will be taking all these wonderful ideas into organizing my new sewing/craft room

  20. My thread for my long arm and all my sewing threads are in separate crates with lids so they aren’t destroyed by dust.

  21. I bought a tall “wine storage” cabinet that I am able to store a lot of my books, scrap bins, templates, etc. it has a couple of drawers which I store little odds and ends that I use only occasionally.
    Also, I used Command hooks to hold a decorative curtain rod above a double door closet where I have hung my design wall. When I’m not using it, I just slide it to the one side. Works great in my small room!

  22. My favorite system is outlined in Love Your Creative Space by Lila Bowman. I keep track of everything using Sherri McConnell’s Quilting Life Planner and Workbook.

    1. I’m in the middle of redoing my quilt space. Using the clear art bin container to get e everything organized. Cannot wait to get it done so I can start sewing.

  23. I’ve always used the art bins for current projects to keep organized. I keep all my other projects I haven’t started in a dresser. When I’m ready to start a new project I open a drawer and can find what I’m looking for easily.

  24. I use tea tins to hold my cutting tools, markers and anything I need close by. They are cute and I love reusing them for something useful when the tea is gone

  25. I love the ArtBin Satchels for keeping all my quilting projects organized. I’m in the process of getting my cross-stitch projects organized now. Thanks for all the help tip, tricks, and organizational ideas.

  26. I store my projects in plastic bins. I put the fabric and background fabric with the pattern in a bin. They are stackable, so I can quickly glance at the side and see the fabric colors. The pattern sits on top, so I can quickly and clearly see it through the top. My stacks are then organized by currently working or future projects. Christmas, of course, has its own stack.

  27. Love your organization tips and products, Iown many of them! Love the clear bins for my fancy floss, the floss boxes for my aurifloss and the magnetic needle cases, just to name a few.

  28. My favorite organization tools are antique and smsll – wooden chests, jewel boxes and tiny chest of drawers that previously held doll clothes.

  29. I SOOOO want to be better organized. Currently working on a recommendation from Pat Sloan to have everything in my craft room up off the floor. Deep breath and back at conquering. Love your store.

  30. I too use the Super Satchel and other Artbin size plastic totes for my projects. It keeps them organized and clean.

  31. I have several of those art bins to keep projects in, but that’s about it. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  32. I too use the Super Satchel and other Artbin size plastic totes for my projects. It keeps them organized and clean. I have Stash n Store at both my machines and with my small rulers.

  33. My favorite way to store my ever-growing quilt projects are in stackable storage bins complete with project-named labels. I keep an ongoing spreadsheet listing current, pending and wishlist projects.

  34. I’m going to write down (or put a note in my phone) the number of the floss when I use the last one. Then when I’m out or on Fat Quarter Shop, I know exactly what I need to replace my stash of floss. That way I won’t be running store to store to find that one color to finish a project.

  35. I have a very old library card file cabinet with many small drawers. I use those drawers to store my extra notions (rotary blades, scissors, measuring tapes, etc). I love it.

  36. I, too, use artbins to keep each project organized. I love that all the notions are together.. it’s easy to lose track of piecing papers and rick-rack otherwise 🙂 Also wanted to mention that I love the wall thread keepers showing in the last image.. are they custom? I’ve never seen anything like them.

  37. I really need help with organizing my sewing room! I do use art bins to help with projects and I have a large spool rack for my thread.

  38. I really need help with organizing my sewing room! I do use art bins to help with projects and I have a large spool rack for my thread.

  39. I use the art bins to keep everything for each project that I’m working on and also the ones that I plan to make soon. I keep them stacked and can easily see what is in each bin. I do a lot of quilts that have piecing as well as embroidery and applique so I have a lot of hand work to do also. I often then have a smaller art bin or pretty box in which I keep all of the threads, floss, etc that I’m using so it can be portable.

  40. I love to organize my projects using 12×12 plastic bins. They stack up and take up very little space. I use my rolling cart to organize my cross-stitch patterns and threads. I use a zippered pouch to hold my current project.

  41. I’m new to quilting and have my sewing room in my home office. I really need all the help I can get for organization within this space.

  42. I love the ArtBin boxes to keep my quilting in order, but I just started getting into the Mad for Plaid bags for each of my cross stich projects!Thank you for some great inspiration on organization! I truly need it!

  43. I use the Art Bin storage containers for storing Wips and UFO’s. I love how they keep all my fat quarters organized. I also love my slotted wood ruler holder. I love to keep organized so you will also find a lot of tags and pens to keep everything marked to whats in the bins along with a paper chart stating what I need and a quilt pattern.

  44. I have a lot of different ways to organize my quilting space but the most used are the 3 drawer units on wheels that I have under my HQ16 quilting machine. Two units are for my long arm supplies and threads, some are for large projects and others for fabric storage such as a drawer for woven plaids or one for “cheddars”, etc.
    I also love having scrapbook totes such as Artbin for keeping projects all together to take on retreats.

  45. I am awful at staying organized but I do use products like art bin, project bags, and binders for patterns. I’d love a quilting journal to track projects!

  46. I will spend a day a month organizing and cleaning my sewing room. I find that the Art Bins are the best way to keep current projects all together. I also use big ziplock baggies and stack them in big totes with lids for the future projects. I have a list of what is in the totes too. My stash yardage is organized by color and all fat quarters are in a bin of their own.

  47. I still use the batty pop up box from a spooky sew sampler to keep my often used tools on my cutting table. It’s perfect!!!!

  48. The Art Bins are my go to for WIPs. I really would like the acrylic drawers to store my bits and bobs. Always looking for better organizing help. Thanks for the blog post

  49. An organized workspace makes such a difference when I walk into my sewing room! It’s like it is inviting me to come in and play. I TRY to keep everything in its place when I end my day. I view that “play area” just like my kitchen. I never leave dishes in the sink or not put away at the end of my day. It’s a habit my mother instilled in me and I smile every morning when I start to prepare meals.

  50. I like the Yazzii project/travel bags. Yes, they cost more but I got first Yazzii travel project bag at Paduccah Quilt Show somewhere around 1983. Last year I retired it with a free project bag from my LQS. I used the bag approximately 40 years. It is perfect to hold my BOMs.

  51. I use alot of Artbin plastic containers for quilting projects as well as for keeping thread and floss together. I use zippered bags for cross stitch projects. The majority of my fabric stash is in Elfa bins. I use an over the door shoe storage hanger for notions. No matter what you come up with, there is always room for improvement as well as the need for more storage!

  52. I just redid my flooring to vinyl wood flooring from carpet, so when everything was out of room that gave me a good time to reorganize all my boxes and find perfect spots for it all . I love containers to do this !

  53. Art Bins for the win for WIPs! I was just thinking the project bags need a tag, and there they are in your post. Thank you FQS.

  54. I use the stash n store. It helps keep all my tools organized by my sewing machine. I also love the project bags for my cross stitch projects. It makes them easy to take with me where ever I go.

  55. I sorted my scraps by color into bins on an inexpensive melamine bookcase and it’s made a huge difference in using them up and being able to find what I am looking for. I also used a storage container meant for matchbox cars to sort my embroidery floss and that’s cleaned up a huge tangle, as well.

  56. I purchased photo storage for my DMC floss. It’s a plastic case that has ten smaller 4×6 boxes inside. I labeled each of the 10 boxes with number ranges (0-100, 101-200, etc ) some I labeled with smaller increments, such as 701-733, 734-767, 768-799, when there was a larger number of skeins for that range. Then I labeled one for black and blanc, one for B5200, etc,, to keep my whites separated. I used two and part of a third box. The remaining boxes I stored overdyed floss by brand

    1. I use the same photo storage boxes for my extra DMC floss. I also have each box labeled with the DMC #s inside. I use 3 boxes currently. When I use up a skein of floss, it’s easy to go to the right box and pick out a new skein. If it’s the last one, I jot it down so I can buy more. My “in use” floss is on cardboard holders and stored in plastic containers that fit perfectly in a fishing storage box. It holds 3 plastic containers and has a flip-up top space for storing other supplies. It was cheaper than a
      craft storage box.

  57. I always always always label the storage container as to what’s inside. You think you’ll remember – but you don’t. Saves time later locating exactly what I’m looking for or need.

  58. I have an IKEA cabinet that is divided into sections. I keep art bins on top for large project storage and I love the floss box for fancy flosses and I use clear bins with floss spools for DMC. I love the floss storage bins here. It’s making me rethink my system.

  59. I love Art Bins for all kinds of storage. My favorites are to use them for fat quarters and finished blocks. They stack so nicely o n my shelves.

  60. I have 2 drawer cabinets. One with narrower drawers for precut sizes and the other for pieces of fabric stored by color.

  61. I keep my cross stitch projects in project bags with everything I need so I can take them with me anywhere I go. As for quilting supplies, UFOs etc, I am still trying to figure out the best way…I liked the Artbins in the post. I will give them a try!

  62. I like the 3 tiered rolling carts. I can move them to my work station and roll them back when I am done.

  63. I use ArtBins to organize projects. I also just started using a 3 drawer Sterelite storage unit. I can take out the drawer I’m working on (or just to admire the fabric!).

  64. I love this organization post! I’m new to quilting and can appreciate how easy it is to become unorganized! I have been keeping my projects in Artbins and Longaberger baskets ❤️ I’m enjoying reading the tips posted herein. Thanks g

  65. I have used an abandoned coffee mug stand on my sewing table to hold scissors, and rotary cutters for years, keeps them out of the way but always handy.

  66. I love these ideas and I am in the middle of creating my new sewing studio so these ideas will help me plan how to better store my UFOs, thread, fabric and notions! Thank you FQS!

  67. Love the artbins for transporting projects to retreats or to store…everything for one project in one place. I organize patterns in binders on a bookshelf with labels stating what pattern type is inside. Still need ideas for storing precuts.

  68. Hello!
    I do love the Art Bin super satchel, which I have a bunch of. One thing I do have for my collection of Floriani embroidery thread is a double drawer box that has built in spool pins. Each double box holds 60 threads. Of course, you can use them with other brand threads as well, which I do. The other organization tool I love is the Aurifill thread box, that holds 12 spools of the medium sized aurifil thread. ((I wish FQS would have these!)

  69. I use cube boxes and store a project in each one. I have a cutting and preparing table that has 3 holes below that fit the boxes. When I am going to work on a project I pull the box out of the wall storage and put it in a hole below in the table. I sometimes work on three projects at a time so it is helpful to have them together in one spot and I dont have to go searching for it. Love it.

  70. Based on product reviews, I bought my Chi iron about three years ago. It still works great. Recently I saw a 2024 product review and Chi still has good reviews

  71. i love organization….just wish i were better at it. i love the ideas presented in this post; thank you! i love that quilt hanger for the door!

  72. I keep a scrap basket and cut when it gets full. I keep projects in plastic 12″ X 12″ boxes so everything for a project is ready to use and it is easy to store.

  73. Most of my cross stitch projects I am working on are in project bags. Just made 2 project folders and really like those. My quilt fabric is in 2 large tote bins. Thanks for the article.

  74. Some of my favorite things to organize with: 1) silverware drawer organizers for all my bits and bobs of things using different trays for different crafts (cross stitch, quilting, sewing, crochet, etc.). 2) Magnetic knife holder to store my scissors (mount on wall and/or in a drawer) 3) plastic organizer with adjustable compartments to organize my sewing machine feet (separate boxes for each machine) labeling each compartment with the foot type.

  75. I store my quilt projects in gallon zip lock bags with the binding and backing included. Although…sometimes I have to get a bigger bag.

  76. I like using art bins for projects being worked on, a big open O ring for hanging stencils, thread boxes for my sewing threads, and big clear bins for storing my fabrics and finished projects.

  77. I have several of your suggested storage ideas but my favorites are the stash and store (I have both sizes) and the Art Bin cases.

  78. I store my projects in the art bins and all my machine embroidary threads are stored in a thread cabinet crafted by my local quilt shop dealer.

  79. I love the super satchel boxes for storing individual projects. The only problem is I have way to many that are full.

  80. I call myself an organization want to be- I love to buy organizational tools but I never seem to get organized! I like the 13×13 scrapbooking cases to store orphan blocks in until I’m ready to do something with them!

  81. Like most, I use bins, clear drawer containers, cute baskets etc, but the key to staying organized is tidying up everyday and putting things away.

  82. I have my cross stitch projects in project bags. I have my DMC in a great organizer from the Container Store with each drawer labeled. I have my overdyed floss in labeled bags alphabetical.

  83. I keep projects in the cute zipper pouches by Lori Holt, in clear plastic (with handle) bins, books in my cubes and closet shelf, 3 tiered rolling carts, and I try to use as much vertical space as possible; peg boards and cube shelving on wall.

  84. I have a closet in my sewing room with labeled bins to store my fat quarters and yardage. I use a slotted ruler rack to store my most used rulers and have other rulers filed in hanging folders with labels. I’d like to be more organized with Works in Progress though.

    1. I can’t function if my area isn’t organized. I use several vintage items, such as small boxes and baskets, as well as new items such as the many of the ones mentioned in this blog post. Thank you for another great post!

  85. I have been using the ArtBins to keep BOM and other project supplies together and the Mad for Plaid bags to keep my cross stitch project supplies together.

  86. Love my cross stitch project bags! I have a lot of projects kitted and ready to go!
    I also use art bins for my quilt projects when I have a few to finish. Keeps everything together.

  87. My most productive organization tip is to label all your project boxes/bins with the contents. I include where to find the pattern if I don’t have a print copy-I often use an electronic pattern.

  88. I love the Fat Quartershops floss drops to keep my floss organized and on rings by numerical order. I have a dresses drawer that I keep my cross stitch fabric. I have a magnetic case that I carry with a pair of scissors, needles and keep my trimmings until I have a bunch and then toss them.

  89. I use wicker baskets and project bags in a variety of sizes for cross stitch. I use plastic paper tray baskets for quilting. I use binders with clear sleeves to store my patterns.

  90. Love the idea of the “luggage tags” to identify projects! Organization is my middle name! Cant concentrate in a clustered space!

  91. Love the idea of the “luggage tags” to identify projects! Organization is my middle name! Cant concentrate in a clustered space!

  92. I use a cute enamel picnic silverware holder for tools. I like vintage hat boxes for supplies. I use a vintage childs doll dresser for supplies.

  93. Wow I see a lot of the great idea in place at my home already! But after years of taking your advice, I can see why! I love the artbin boxes for holding blocks in sew alongs. Each sew along has its own box!

  94. Wow I see a lot of the great idea in place at my home already! But after years of taking your advice, I can see why! I love the artbin boxes for holding blocks in sew alongs. Each sew along has its own box!

  95. I hang all my rulers and templates on a slot wall near my cutting table so they are all visible and easily accessible. My fabric is stored in a large cupboard. I wrap 0.5 to 2 meter pieces around a 6×24” ruler, remove the ruler and fold the piece in half. This keeps the fabrics a uniform size so they stack nicely on the shelves. Yardage that is 2 to 5 meters is wrapped around a 8.5 x 24” ruler. Longer yardage is wrapped on the cardboard bolt inserts that my local quilt shop sometimes gives away. These are stored upright on a bookshelf.

  96. I store my quilt patterns & cross stitch patterns in sheet protectors & store them in separate 3 ring binders.
    I use an over the door shoe organizer to store my stabilizers. I roll them up & mark the compartment. I got tired of looking through a drawer for what I wanted.
    As others have mentioned, I also use art bins to store WIPs.

  97. I have to stay organized or I become overwhelmed. I use clear bins on a shelf unit in another room. I can see what is in the container. I am also a list maker.

  98. I organize several ways, patterns go in magazine holders by designer, fabric is rolled and labeled with with color and count, floss is in numeric order by dyer, current projects are in project bags.

  99. I store sorted scrap fabric by color then size in the wonderfully made Sew Sampler Boxes. The boxes are sturdy and easy to label with the contents.

  100. I’ve started asking myself “Am I still interested in this project?” if the answer is NO, I package it up and give it away, otherwise it’s just clutter.
    Projects that are started are labeled in either a zip bag or clear bin and have the pattern, fabric, templates, and/or specialty ruler needed. It’s easier to pick one up and get going.
    I no longer keep magazines. If I see a pattern I like, I scan it and file it on my hard drive, the magazine goes to my guild’s freebie table.

  101. My husband is making barn doors for my quilt studio closet and putting foam and flannel on the to become a 7′ x 8′ design wall!

  102. I love Command hooks for hanging rulers, patterns, scissors – so many things! They come in many sizes and are easy to remove and reposition whenever I feel the need.

  103. I use command hooks on the side of my sewing desk to hold some of my rulers and templates. I also have a few on the wall to hold some of the larger ones.

  104. I have two closets in my small sewing room. One has shelves all the way up with my yardage stacked by color and scrap bins the Lori Holt way. The others has “machine shelves up each side and a hanging bar to hang finished quilts and backings ready to be quilted. My issue is all the kits I’ve gotten in my sew sampler boxes…. They’re just all in one bin waiting for me to get to them.

  105. I need organization!!! I’m moving my sewing from the kitchen to our guest room and still have furniture in there to move as I slowly get my sewing things brought in there. Need lots of ideas of how to organize it!

  106. I LOVE the ArtBin Super Satchels. They stack so nicely, and I use my labelmaker to label top and 2 sides so I know exactly what’s inside each container. Have just recently started using the mesh project bags, and I LOVE those, too. Much better than plain Ziploc-type bags. I pair the zipper pulls to go with the bags. I’ve been doing Karen Brown’s Sewing Room Declutter Challenge since January 1. WHOA😱🙄!! I KNEW I had a “mess,” but this challenge just showed me how much of a mess. I’m conquering a little bit every day, and cutting and cutting and CUTTING scraps and chunks into sizes I know I will use eventually. This is something I’ve needed to do for YEARS. Not done, by any means, but I’ve made a start and am plugging away a little bit every day👍👍. Forward progress is what’s important, and I reward myself by sewing on some project for 20-30 minutes after I do my organizational task for the day. Works for me. I would LOVE any of your organizational things to help me get better organized. Thank you so much for the chance to win🤗🤗.

  107. I use cute mugs for rotary cutters and scissors. Also, I have bins organized with fabric inside an armoire. Thank you!

  108. Omg! I loved the idea for the Oh…Sew organized stash and store units! I recently received one for scrapbooking that will immediately be repurposed for sewing. I’m putting in my sewing box that I take on open sew days at my local quilt shop to make my day easier finding that elusive tool I need! Thank you for the great idea!!

  109. I have Art Bins and Rubbermaid tubs for current projects. I have mesh slide-out drawers for my fabric. I also have a pegboard for rulers, scissors, rotary cutters, etc.

  110. I use plastic storage bins, my current project in one. The other bins have To Do Projects, fabric and pattern ready to go. Need more bins and more time in the day please.

  111. I love organization-having an orderly space helps inspire me and keep me on task. I have project bags for hand work projects and prepping single block projects for group work. I kit my quilt projects in artbins and having the pattern and fabrics all together is helpful. Thanks to everyone for great ideas!

  112. I use the plastic storage bins for each project, but if you could see my sewing room you would know I need a lot more. Lol!!!!

  113. Always love the clear Artbins. Like the smaller ones! The tags for project bags are clever. Going in my cart!

  114. For quilt projects I use ArtBins, recommended Michael’s totes for the precuts made from scraps, Stash’n Stores and quilty mugs for notions. Large rulers go on Command Hooks. For cross stitch projects I use Mad For Plaid Bags, and the project bags from the Stitch Quarterly and Stitching Seasons Clubs. Floss is tracked on a spreadsheet. I would hate to see the room without all the organizing items FQS has for us. The area I need to focus on is using the journals to keep track of projects so I don’t buy a project twice😆.

  115. I keep patterns in top load sheet protectors. If there are pattern pieces I slide them down behind the pattern. I also use scrap booking plastic containers to store 12″ blocks. You can iron them and keep them nice and flat. When working on a quilt I have larger plastic boxes and I keep all the pieces/pattern etc. together in the box until completed.

  116. I have a few of the art bin boxes…sometimes even in those small things and pieces can go astray so I also use a variety of sizes of baggies (snack,sandwich,pint,quart) in all colors if I can find them and different shapes too.
    If I don’t have a bin available for a project to be stored in I use gallon(or larger) ziplocks. I really like the ones that have the slide zipper closing mechanism.

  117. I love putting my projects in scrapbooking plastic binds that lock and then I can stack them so they take up less space.

  118. I use the Artbin Super Satchels for projects I have all of the materials for. If the project is in process, I have it on a roll around cart.

  119. I keep my unfinished projects in plastic storage bins stacked in my craft closet. I write the project name on removable labels and put the label on the bin. Makes the projects easy to find and also the labels peel off easily. Bins are then ready for the next project.

  120. I store my projects in individual labeled clear project boxes, so I can find what I am looking for without opening the box.

  121. I use the mesh project bags for my cross stitch and clear art bin boxes for my quilt projects. My brother label maker is great for attaching project names to identify what’s in the boxes.

  122. I use a pegboard over my sewing machine to hang my scissors, rotary blades and many other things to have at my fingertips.

  123. Some of my favorite storage items are, the stash n’ store from FQS. I use the design boards to store my blocks that cut and ready to be sewn, I also have 2 rolling carts with 3 wire bins in each. I like to keep the projects I am working on in those. It is easy to pull them out and to see everything I have for that project.

  124. I use lots of art bins for storage of projects to do as well as when I’m working on a project. I love the jolly tags. I like bags but when you put something in them , many times you forget what’s in them . What a nice way to label what’s inside your bags.

  125. When I finish a quilt top. I immediately make the binding. Then I cut up my scraps..to try to keep up with my scraps and keep everything in order.

  126. There are some good ideas here. I have a whole bunch of those art bins. They work really well for storing quilts in progress. Last time I saw the over the door quilt rack I purchased one. I love it. It’s nice and easy to switch out quilts. Now I’m thinking about making some extra large project bags to hold my extra large design boards.

  127. I use clear boxes to hold each project, but I place a 3 x 5 card in the front where I can see it when it’s on the shelf. On the card I write the name of the project, the date it was purchased, and if I’m missing any elements (e.g: -Needs backing). On the back of the card I write the pattern name, where I bought the fabric, what pantograph I want to use when quilting, the color of top thread and bobbin thread for quilting, and the fabric line used for the quilt. When I’m finished, I take a picture of the quilt and the picture, the pattern (with all my notes), and the 3 x 5 card all go into my COMPLETED PROJECTS 3-ring binder. If the quilt was a gift, I write on the 3 x 5 card who it was gifted to and the date it was given.

  128. I use mostly clear plastic ziplock bags and store my thread in a drawer. My cross stitch supplies have found a home in clear plastic type storage containers. Clearly I need to do better. Thank you for offering this wonderful opportunity to become better organized.

  129. I store fabric scraps in the guest room dresser. I have a luggage rack and armoire guests can use. Each drawer holds a different color or color combo like pink/purple. When the drawer gets too full it’s time to purge! Levi quilts are always popular for teens & as a picnic blanket. When I get a pair of Levis I immediately use the same 6″ square template and cut out the squares and store them together in a drawer. When I get enough I make a quilt and then I have one ready to go when needed!

  130. I store fabric scraps in the guest room dresser. I have a luggage rack and armoire for guests. Each drawer holds a different color or color combo like pink/purple. When the drawer gets too full it’s time to purge! Levi quilts are always popular for teens & as a picnic blanket. When I get a pair of Levis I immediately use the same 6″ square template and cut out the squares and store them together in a drawer. When I get enough I make a quilt and then I have one ready to go when needed!

  131. I HAVE to be organized otherwise it seems nothing gets sewn or stitched because I’m always hunting for the thread, hoop, fat quarter, etc., that I need! 🙂

  132. I live in a very small home, sewing room is also my workout room.
    I use a lot of small totes (shoe box size) to separate notions, scraps. Because they are clear I can find what I’m looking for. Always looking for better solutions though.
    Maryann

  133. I love the project bags and the flat plastic boxes for projects. I also use things I have on hand for storage, such as baskets, containers, cups, etc. I also have a rolling cart loaded with notions, tools, rulers and other larger sewing items.

  134. I like being organized with my threads and keep them in a set of drawers that are numbered for ease. So easy to just take the drawer with the number that I need.

  135. I’m really enjoying the dot,dot, goose bags for cross stitch. It’s nice to have everything ready and in one spot. I also downsized and donated fabric that I’m not going to use. Thinking about buying a storage chest from hobby lobby

  136. I love organizing my stash in clear bins and labels are my way to go. I also love book bins I find at my Dollar Tree store. They are great for organizing and storing my paper patterns on my shelf. I use their baskets for my fabric storage and I love using various drawers organizers of my smaller notions again with my label system.

  137. I place each future project in a stackable crate so I don’t have to try to figure out which fabric goes with each pattern or project. The crates are stacked and placed under my sewing machine cabinet extension out of the way. All my starched and ironed fabric is placed in stackable plastic containers. I store my rulers in a magazine/newspaper rack on the wall.

  138. I have a rather small space to keeping it tidy and uncluttered is a must. I would love to have various size clear plexiglass boxes and shelves for them but at the present I have 2 large Rubbermaid type 3-drawer storage things for smaller fabrics. Large cuts are folded and in woven baskets with handles.

  139. My daughter-in-law gave me a sewing bag for Christmas that moved items from a couple of shoe boxes to a more organized tote bag.

  140. I love using clear plastic containers for my fat quarters-I add a label too and now I always know where they are!

  141. I love to keep my fabric organized by color on 12″ deep bookcase shelves. I can space then vertically depending on how much of each color I have. Even one bookcase dedicated to batiks by color.
    And the binding holder! A tool I didn’t even know I needed. And hanging rulers on the wall behind an open door. So many things organized!

  142. I’ve been trying this winter to organize my quilting/sewing and embroidery supplies. I think what I have found to be my most helpful technique is to use cubical shelves and sort and wrap my fabrics on little bolts by color or theme and place them in the cubicals. Then I’ve sorted the themed fabrics. Photographed them, Sorted Panels and done the same then photographed my precuts and jelly rolls and placed them with the coordinating fabric or panel so that they are easy to find when I want to start that project. My next step is to decide with projects this year will be done and start planning them out by looking at my stash. Still needing to get all my supplies in one place and in the right place but I’ve made a lot of progress and I’m excited about it. I just finally got a cutting table and oh my what a difference it has made. I was using my ironing board to cut on – disaster.

  143. Storing my individual projects in Art Bin Super Satchel Slims keeps me organized and all the supplies together.

  144. Thank you for the helpful suggestions. Several items are now on my birthday wish list. The family will appreciate it as well knowing that what they gift is what will make me happy.

  145. Although not ArtBin, my storage is acid free. Use them as part of gift giving so recipients can store quilt
    or take about with them.

  146. I love organization. Last year I wrote down on paper every project I made during the year. The Quilting Journal would be much better for keeping track of my projects.
    This year I am getting back to doing some cross stitch projects. Just yesterday (1/26) I received my order of cross stitch charts and the bonus stitch bag, floss holders, zipper pull, and chart line markers. Having the cross stitch journal would be nice to keep track of the projects I want to make this year.
    The tool caddy would be perfect both while I’m sewing and doing hand work keeping my essential tools handy.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win these items. Good luck to everyone!

  147. Love all the organization notions. One of my favs is the clear bin/sachel for keeping each of my projects together.

  148. Thank you for the storage tips, especially the quilting journal. My rulers are hung on a pegboard near my cutting table. Other notions are stored in cabinet drawers next to my sewing machine. FQS always provides useful information. Thank you.

  149. Organization is truly the key, isn’t it? Seems I do well, then things get out of control … again – lol. I do love your ideas here!! Thank you for sharing with us! Your tips are always helpful!

  150. I keep my projects in plastic “bags” from Simon Says Stamp, with charms from FQS attached so I can see which project is inside each bag. Then I have 2 big fabric baskets, in one I keep quilting projects and in the other I keep my cross stitch projects. (both WIPS and future starts).

  151. Many years ago I bought an over the door thing with a ton of clear pockets from small to large. I keep a lot of the little stuff in it that we acquire but don’t know where/how to store. It holds a boatload of stuff that is hard to keep track of.

  152. Purchasing the Kookaburra Cutting Table by Kangaroo Sewing Furniture was the best investment I have ever made to enhance my quilting journey and keep me organize. Aside from the large surface to cut on, it has open shelving, four great drawers, and provides storage for large bins and project boxes at each end of the table in between the table supports. Everything I need is right at hand and easy to get to.

  153. I use a garden tool bag with pockets to store my rotary cutter, pin container, clips, pen, paper, small rulers,floss bitties, etc. I can pick up and move my supplies easily to wherever I am sewing or working on cross stitch. Keeps the little items together and nothing gets lost.

  154. I have loved the Stay Sharp Needle Cases. I use the Lori Holt sticker numbers on the top to indicate what size of needle is inside. The smaller bitty boards have been a game changer for me. Everything I need for my cross stitch project rests on it, and it easily slips into my project bag if I need to grab it and go. I was always loosing my scissors until I got the large flower magnet, and put it on the bitty board. My scissor snap onto the magnet, and are quick to release when I grab them. These few things have been a game changer in my stitching time – so very less stressful trying to find things while living a life in the family.

  155. I already use the zippered mesh pouches to help organize my sewing projects, but love the idea of the clip on labels to help identify each block!

  156. I love being organized, but I don’t always accomplish it. I am designing a new craft room. I love the project bags, floss keeper boxes and needle cases. I think I would enjoy a cross stitch journal, especially when I make a new design!

  157. I use plastic project boxes for each project with a label outside. It keeps everything together even if I haven’t started the project yet!

  158. I’m not much on organization, but I’m a big believer in clear plastic totes!!! I have several for fabric, completed quilt blocks, cross-stitch thread, crafting supplies like beads and several more. Give me a clear plastic tote and I’ll find a use for it!!

  159. I use Periea storage containers buy on QVC. They are very sturdy & have a zippered clear window in the front which helps me see the fabrics. I buy & make project bags for my crosstitch projects. I also use my Longaberger baskets!

  160. I like to use the Brightroom totes from target, they are affordable and the perfect size for most quilt blocks!

  161. I like to think I am organized, then I open the closet in my sewing room UGH! I have two bins with random scraps that really need Lori Holt’s organizing magic!I use art bins for EPP projects and cubes for pre-cuts.

  162. My favorite way to stay organized is to sort and cut fabric scraps right after finishing a quilt. I also color code my sizes. I’m still working on an effective method of left over threads for cross stitch/needlepoint/embroidery.

  163. Just love the Super Satchel. Getting my new she shed ready to move in. Really enjoying seeing all of the organizational items to use giving me a lot of great ideas.

  164. In all areas of my life I am so organized but in my sewing, quilting and stitching my projects and tools are a mess! I really enjoyed this post and the ideas it contained. Thank you!

  165. The plastic storage boxesI use fit 12 inch squares. I use them to keep everything for a particular project all in one place. They stack neatly on a shelf, and are labeled for each project.

  166. Thanks for your tips and tricks…helpful. I try not to have too many projects going at the same time. When I am done any fabric smaller than a fat quarter gets cut up into usable sizes for scrap quilts. I store these in clear plastic stackable shoe box size containers by size.

  167. I have one tip for cross stitch organization: I made the project bags that Kimberly posted on You Tube for each of the seasons. Then I organize my projects by season into the bags and I created one smaller bag for scissors, needles etc… that I move among the bags. When it is time to change for a season, I just move my smaller bag to the project bag and I am ready to go!

  168. This year I have the Lori Holt Calander & quilt pages in her binder. .I am using these to keep me on track & sewing every day. So far it is working

  169. I use the square art bins with latches for keeping my projects separated and organized! The uniform shape keeps my smaller sewing room tidy!

  170. Organizing my supplies is a hobby on its own. I use scrapbook 12×12 bins to store my quilt projects. All the supplies go in this bin including blocks in progress. Keeps everything together and I remember what fabric or backing was for what. I add a sticky note if there is a fabric or item I am still hunting for. Also for my fabrics, random curated, I group by colour and store in old vinyl bags that came with sheets sets etc. not my long term solution but works for now. For cross stitch i love project bags and decorate and label them by theme. My floss is stored on white floss flowers in big glass jars similar to how Kimberly stores and I put dmc stickers on it. Only use fancy floss sometimes, so far stored with the specific pattern and fabric they were purchased for in a project bag. My buttons and embellishments are in cute jars. My patterns are all in protective sleeves and in binders – cross stitch by designer in one binder so far. Quilting patterns is three binders by size, precuts, themes. I would love a craft room but right now spread out in a closet and common room.

  171. I use a shoe bag holder to hang on my door to keep my small scraps color coordinated and easy to find.

  172. I’m brand new to quilting, 3 weeks in and loving it. I’m still organizing my space and get great information from your blog and tutorials.

  173. I love reading your blog! This one was great, so many great ideas for getting and staying organized. I will be adding several items to my wish list!

  174. I use ArtBin boxes for projects and for thread with the spool inserts. The double depth bins are my favorite for precuts. I also use pencil boxes for marking pencils and pigma pens, the larger ones for my scissors and small notions at retreat. Last I use separate pencil boxes for each machine so I can keep bobbins and machine specific accessories separate and labeled.

  175. My favorite thing in my sewing room to keep me organized is a peg board. I hang my rulers, scissors, rotary cutters, and baskets to hold the small stuff. It’s a game changer!

  176. I love the ArtBins and project boxes for each quilt and bought a Mobile Folding Cart With Lid at the office supply store to easily transport them to retreats.

  177. I use the Art Bin boxes for individual projects and they are very good. But I have a LOT of fabric and use the MiniBolts to keep them neat and under control. Each one will hold a few yards of fabric and I have a mini fabric shop on my shelves.

  178. I absolutely love the project bags! They keep quilt pieces I have cut out for an upcoming project. Plus I use them to keep my cross stitch project all in one place with a project bag. You can’t have enough of them!

  179. I have a folding table set at its lowest, under my cutting table that holds my larger items in stacking drawers and longer interacing, batting, freezer paper roll etc. I cover it with a reclaimed long tablecloth under my cutting mats. I slide totes under the shirt table. Gets alot out of site but handy.

  180. I love the clear plastic storage bins! If it’s out of sight, it’s out of mind for me and I forget what I have/don’t have. Clear plastic shoe bins are stackable as well and perfect size for the fat quarter bundles I get with the FQS clubs I’m part of! I have also fallen in love with the art bins as they are stackable, clear, and perfect for my quilt blocks and organizing by projects as I’ve joined 2 BOMs at my LQS. GAME CHANGERS!

    1. I also love the clear bins for beads or whatever they are for, but I use them for my pressor feet! They’re perfect for them!

      And my label maker!!

      Just to name a few. I could probably keep going if I keep thinking 😄🤣

  181. I use a drying rack to hanging all the quilts I’m working on….. BOM’s, samplers,etc. When I make a new block it’s easy to find the quilt it belongs to and then add to the quilt.

    This year I hope to construct a new cutting and pressing table with shelves underneath to store fabric and other supplies.

  182. I use clear bins to store my projects, fabric, thread and pattern. I cut out my project for storage and it is ready to grab and go on quilt retreats 😀

  183. I have used clear bins and tubs for years to store my craft projects: yarn, quilting and cross stitch. The smaller bins each contain one project that I have started and continue to work on. I have an app on my phone where I record my cross stitch projects. I can keep track of my progress and the fabric and floss I am using on each project. It also holds an inventory of the floss I have on hand and has a shopping cart to show the floss I want to purchase.

  184. I use project bags, clear plastic bins with the handles and floss boxes to keep myself organized. What neat ideas you all have

  185. I use plastic “shoe boxes” to store my scraps. I have one for each color with the color labeled on each box. It’s easy & quick to put scraps out of the way for another project. I also have a similar box for quilt labels with pens inside to add my name before I attach the label to a new quilt.

  186. I use a peg board mounted on a wall to hang a great many of my quilting rulers. Keeps them off my work area which gives me more space.

  187. I have found that the extra large prescription pill bottles are a great storage for buttons, beads and other small items. It helps that they are see through.

  188. I use art bins for ongoing projects. My husband made me ruler storage from some cedar wood he had. I have lots of cubbies for fabric, batting and misc. I also have clear plastic drawers under my table for my scrap pieces of fabric.

  189. Lori Holt’s Stitch Card boxes are perfect for organizing ‘fancy floss’. I put each skein of floss, with the name tag attached in floss away bags. These floss away bags fit perfectly in in the Stitch Card Boxes. I organize the floss alphabetically – one box for Gentle Arts threads, one for Weeks Dye Works thread, etc.

  190. I have a wooden box on my sewing/plant desk with jars to hold my pens/colored pencils/markers. It also has less frequently used smaller rulers and “odd” rotary cutters (pinking and a super tiny one) and the large scissors in it. Close at hand, but out of the way.

  191. I really like the Mad for Plaid project bags. I are roomy enough for any knit, crochet, or cross stitch project I want to take with me, sometimes 2!

  192. I use open shelving in a closet to store my yardage. I can see it easily but it is protected from the sun and dust. I use plastic project bins for my Works In Progress, keeps all the supplies for each project together that way and they stack nicely.

  193. I recently made some project bags with a clear vinyl window on the front for easy identification. They were fun to do. It’s a start! Can always use more!

  194. I like the square artbin boxes to keep my projects in. If I’m traveling by plane, I put the contents in a 2 1/2 qt zip lock bag to save space.

  195. I use plastic bins that are normally for kitchen use to store my fabric by colors and or theme. Each bin can hold up to 20 yards of fabric if folded properly. Also wrap big pieces around corrugated plastic boards so I can easily see those fabrics. Looks pretty in the closet too.

  196. I “try” to keep my fabric organized by season, designer, and color schemes in multiple clear plastic containers that are stored either under my bed or in my closet. I can always learn more tips on keeping organized so I can spend less time searching and more time creating. Thanks for all the ideas you share in your many videos.

  197. I use the plastic bins to store my quilt projects as I go. Each bin is labeled with the date I started the project. Once complete I then move the quilt top to a hanger.

  198. I use 4-drawer utility/tackle boxes to hold my dmc flosses. I wrap them on the dmc/ FQS floss bobbins. My cross stitch fabric is stored in old timey pattern boxes by count number.

  199. I try to organize my quilting area but it always turns into a mess. I’ve started cross stitching again and I bought 2 cabinets to hold all my stitching supplies. But my main problem is plastic bins. I love plastic bins. I’m always buying one for holding something. Now my bins are out of control! I’m hoping to pare down all my supplies and stick with one style of bin. I have ArtBins too. I could really use the books to organize my projects… thanks for the giveaway.

  200. Clear plastic containers are my solution to staying organized. Each work in progress has its own plastic container. Scraps are stored by color in clear plastic containers even notions have a home in clear shoeboxes. I love being able to find what I need at a glance.swing is sew fun!

  201. The project bags catch my eye for storage options. All my triangles on a roll sizes are currently stored in one and I always know where to find them.

  202. I always loved how Julia Child hung her cooking utensils on her walls with outlines of where each one hung. I copied that idea by hanging almost all of my piecing rulers on my wall near my big cutting table. Each one hangs on the wall with command strip hooks. I didnt mark up my walls as to where each ruler hangs but it is obvious where they should go. They are handy to reach although

  203. I use scrapbook bins to store projects and also tape the name of the project inside at the front so when they are stacked up I can see which one I want to work on. I also have bins (8 of them) where I sorted my thread by color (red, blue, green, etc.)

  204. There are some new ideas here that I can put into place almost immediately. Thank you so much for the photos with the descriptions.

  205. I love boxes, bags and containers to store my quilt and cross stitch supplies! I especially love my Pre Pack Media storage shelves for my fat quarters!

  206. I use Lori Holt binders with heavy duty sheet protectors to store stitching charts w/threads so I just need fabric to start. I also use the art bins for my larger projects or projects that use a lot of floss.

  207. For me, because of the storage area available to me, I have clear plastic bins with lids to store each project/quilt kit which has a label on the front and they are stored on shelves in a closet for easy access. I also copied Lori/Kimberley’s suggestions of plastic bins to store cut scraps, and, of course, a notebook to keep track of the projects and details.

  208. I have built-in cabinets in my space. My specialty rulers have a dedicated drawer. The rulers I use all the time are in a letter sorter that sits on my cutting table. My cutting tools are in a rotating sorter on my sewing table. My precuts are stored by collection in a drawer. Yardage is wrapped on comic book boards and stored vertically in a drawer. Random fat quarters are kept in acrylic refrigerator boxes in a cabinet. I have my embroidery floss sorted on rings by number in a bread box. Embroidery fabric is in another drawer. Notions are on a shelf in vintage canning jars. Quilt projects that are kitted sit on a shelf. Cross stitch projects that are kitted are in project bags. All patterns are stored in binders on a shelf.

  209. I love the organization. I have my eye on the quilt hangers on the door. # rows for quilts. Gotta get me one of those.

  210. Wow! I have so many of the items featured here! I really like using my Artbins. I keep individual quilt projects in each one. I have quite a tower! I also am a big user of mesh project bags. They help me keep all of my cross stitch projects organized and ready to go!

  211. I use the 12×12 plastic bins from Michael’s for all my wips. I love using project bags (either from fqs or I make my own using mini charms) for all my cross stitching wips. I also use cute glass jars from dollar tree to store all my floss. And label everything using cute labels from my silhouette.

  212. I absolutely love the ruler holder my hubby made for me that hangs on the wall and holds 30 rulers. Keeps them off my cutting table!

  213. I cannot wait to utilize these in my first sewing in our retirement home.
    Thank you for sharing these!

  214. My favorite organizational things are cute project bags (made fr Lori holts panels) for my cross stitch projects. I organize my quilt projects in Ikea bins that I stack on my closet shelves. I label each one with designer, pattern & fabric.

  215. January has been a good month to refresh and reorganize my quilting workspace. I have been using the quilting journal for 3 years now. I start a new one each year. I enjoy tracking how much I can get done in a year. Keeping my projects in project boxes is also helpful. I have made a list of the quilts I want to make this year. Some have been “in waiting” for quite some time.

  216. I love the mad for plaid project bags, acrylic box is and the cross stitch journal. I also love floss bitties for hanging my dmc!

  217. I have been using the Art Bin boxes to store the quilt projects I’m working on. Several are BOMs and need to have all the fabric and patterns on one spot. I can pull a box out and work on each project and put it all away when finished. It helps with the mind clutter.

  218. I love the super satchel art bins to store my WIPs. The mesh bags are great to hold my Sew Sampler Projects until I’m ready to start them. I really want some of Lori Holt’s stitch cards and the little storage bins for them!

  219. I love to organize! I keep my fabrics organized by wrapping it around cut up foam core board from the Dollar Tree and I store these in clear plastic bins that are labeled. I have 2 sizes. The smaller size is for fabrics that equal a fat quarter to less than 1 yd. The larger is for fabric 1yd or more. If the fabric is less than a fat quarter, I cut it up starting at a 5 in Sq,, 2.5 in strip, 2 in strip, and/or 2.5 in square. I rarely waste any fabric doing this.

  220. I’m more organized than I used to be, but I still have a long way to go. I have a few of the featured items. I need some of those art boxes!

  221. I use artbin super satchels for sewing and quilting projects. Project bags keep my cross stitch organized and ready to grab as I walk out the door. I found some S hooks at Walmart I use to hang quilting rulers and cutting mats are hung with skirt hangers. I use bins from Home Depot to store fabric in XL ziplock bags.

  222. I can’t create in chaos! I’m blessed to have 2 large closets in my studio, I use art bins, for WIP, UFO’s on shelves, client quilts hung until there turn on the long arm, measurable yardage on comic boards and sorted by colors, standing like bolts of fabric, my piecing and long arm thread cones are in a large lighted cabinet behind glass doors to keep dust and batting free: I use a 3 tiered rolling cart with bins attached on the end by my sewing cabinet for rotary cutters scissors rippers, marking tools etc. having a husband that has talent for building any kind of furniture I can dream up is the real plus here though

  223. I enjoyed the information on getting organized. Most of the supplies I already have and are from Fat Quarter Shop. I love the mesh project bags for cross stitch and Art Bin super satchels for quilt projects, they keep me organized.

  224. I use the deep plastic bins for my “someday” projects. The medium size ones I use for 1/2 yd or FQ size pieces grouped by color, and I use the shoebox size clear bins for squares: 5”, 3.5, 2.5 and 2”. I also have a cubby shelf with cloth square bins and into those I put my “top six” projects. Those I can grab and sew then quickly put back into the bin so all pieces stay together and quickly accessible. For large cuts I’ve got them wrapped around comic boards standing by color in a lovely glass front cabinet.

  225. I try to clean my sewing machine(s) every Sunday, then cut that week’s scrap pile into usable sizes and store them away. Then I give myself permission to sew anything I want or nothing at all for the rest of the afternoon! This helps keep my sewing room organized.

  226. I love the Artbin boxes for storing projects and fabric scraps and have two Ikea Alex six shelf storage drawers stacked to hold all of my rulers, tools, notions and other assorted sewing materials except for fabric yardage. I store all my fabric yardage folded and stacked in a bookcase.

  227. I use art bins to keep fabric together for projects and store on a shelf. Every project/quilt pattern goes into a divided binder with listed fabric amounts that I have and need.

  228. I like Sherrie McConnel’s planner with tips on organizing your sewing room. So many great ideas on how to organize your sewing space and to keep track of your projects.

  229. We just arrived in Benin, Africa and I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of my quilting supplies so I can get it all organized and start quilting again.

  230. For fabric I use clear bins are decorative boxes. I have a craft cart that I keep my most used notions. A tool box is g good for organization

  231. Thankyou for the organisation tips. I have a small sewing space where I live in the U.K. and need to start to keep it tidier, you’ve given me some great ideas. I really like the over door quilt hanger but it doesn’t ship internationally. The mad about plaid zipper bags look like a great way to keep small projects nearly stored and I one place. Thanks Kimberley !

  232. I love to be organised and find that it’s almost a separate hobby to the stitching itself! A game changer for me was using project bags and floss drops. I am very limited in space so have enjoyed reading all the comments here and getting tips from you all. I have been cross stitching for over thirty years and have now ventured into quilting so I now have even more to collect and find space for.

  233. For cross stitching my favorite organization idea is floss drops and project bags. For quilting it is hanging my rulers. That way I never have to hunt for one.

  234. I use the art bins for my WIP’s. I need organization cannot sew in a messy disorganized space. Could use some help with my floss organization.

  235. I love my stash and stores for tools. I put my fancy floss on rings by color family, then store in a plastic bin.

  236. I keep all ufo or project kits in 2 gallon zip lock bags in a very large clear tote with a notebook page inside the the lid that lists every project inside that tote. If I take one out and finish it I scratch it off the list! If I work on it but don’t finish it then it goes back inside the tote.

  237. I store my fabric stash in a clear plastic bin. thread in an open bin. Cross stitch floss is stored in a storage box on bobbins organized by color number. I started a binder for WIP, but could use more organization in that area.

  238. All of these ideas have given me such inspiration! I’m always stuck on how to organize my floss and small tools. Now I’ve got a better plan!

  239. I really need to organize my fabric stash cabinet. After a few months it becomes a disorganized mess. I bought clear plastic bind, but the cabinet is an antique book cabinet so not wide enough to hold bins. I think it’s time for comic boards.

  240. I have a large spool holder on the wall by my sewing machine to hold all my threads. I use Dollar store round multi-purpose sticky labels to label my cut pieces of fabric because they stick and don’t fall off my fabric. I also clip on top of the label if there are more than one piece of fabric. I have all my fabric in plastic bins and each one is labeled with a project name or quilt kit. My cutting mat is right next to my sewing machine for ease of squaring up blocks. My bobbins all have clips on them so they don’t unwind. I have a very limited space so I have to be organized. Thank you for all your helpful tips.

  241. Organization is not my strength. I’m trying to donate things I don’t use. I like art bins for my projects and design boards for blocks in progress.

  242. I would love to get organized in my sewing area. I only have a portion of my bedroom to use for sewing. I have to go to the garage to be able to cut fabric and with it being so cold lately I haven’t been cutting much. I try to cut 2 or 3 quilts at a time and the store all the cut pieces and pattern in a tray till I’m ready to sew.

  243. My craft room is small with a large closet with deep shelves. I organize fabric by color. Use plastic storage containers for organizing notions (zippers, elastic, ribbon, etc.). Also use a tall refinished dresser for cross stitching materials and planned out projects.

  244. I redecorated and reorganized my sewing space this fall. As part of that, I painted two pegboards and hung them on opposite walls. They really transformed my space, getting everything organized, in plain sight and easy to access.

  245. Wow that’s a loaded question. Since I have been quilting since the 80’s I’ve used all kinds of organizational items. Pizza boxes (which I’m still trying to empty), ART bins, strip bins, storage boxes, Yazzii bags for quilting with friend. Tissue boxes for scraps till I get time to cut into usable pieces. These are just a few items, we quilters get creative.

  246. I use bins to keep organized. When I am working on a project I keep a basket that I can put things in. When finished I just pick up the basket and go around my sewing room and put things up.

  247. I’m using a 3-ring binder to organize my cut fabric for a temperature quilt I’m making this year. I’m storing each cut color in a page sleeve labeled with dry erase marker. I can gab the colors I need quickly for each day, and can repurpose the sleeves as temperatures and colors change with the seasons.

  248. I love using the clear plastic 12×12 bins to hold my projects. I include an index card with any additional supplies that might be needed so I’ll know before I start.

  249. Thank you to all who posted here with their thoughts on organization ideas as well as the original post. All really great and appreciated!

  250. Your ideas are wonderful! I use many of them and have found that the Sew Sampler box has helped with that. Thank you for your ideas.

  251. I use the 12×12 clear boxes from my scrapbooking days to hold works in progress and works to be done. For cross stitch I organize by season. I make a seasonal or themed zipper pouch to store what i’m working on for that month.

  252. I started using the Art Bin containers for my quilts in progress. My favorite organizer is still my plastic sewing box I got in high school. You can still find them but now they are antique collectibles on Etsy!

  253. I have a large rotating office supply holder for my rulers,scissors, rotarty cutters, extra blades, magic wand, glue sticks, and more so I know exactly where to find the things I need. Also a rolling cart with cheap dollar store baskets to separate projects I am currently working on. Stash and store next to the machine for small scissors, stilletos, markers and othe small tools ,keeps them handy

  254. I’ve started my organization journey for 2024. I’ve started cleaning out drawers and throwing away some things and finding containers to organize in. I’m trying to spend a little time each day on it.

  255. Debbie Banks
    I love the small “luggage tags” for the storage bags! I am reorganizing my sewing studio and these tips are great! I love the new ideas to help with storing my “stuff”!

  256. I use binders with sheet protectors for my patterns. My husband took an old window and turned it into a peg board to hold my scissors and rulers.

  257. I’m a big fan of 3 tier carts. I have one for cross stitch supplies tucked in behind my side table in the living room, and I hang rings of floss for current projects off the sides using magnetic hooks from Amazon!

  258. I like to keep everything for a project together either in a plastic container and active projects in curtain bag. Active projects are always in eye sight!

  259. I use comic book boards and fold the fabric around them, using rubber bands to keep the fabric in place. The fabric is then placed in an Ikea bookshelf with glass doors to keep the dust away. I cut scraps into squares and jolly bars then place them in clear take-out containers with labels for the size. They’re then stored in sterilite drawers and labeled as to what’s inside. I’m just beginning this organizing project with scraps. Things that I don’t use/won’t use are donated to my quilt group.

  260. I love the acrylic boxes I found on Amazon that hold my 2.5″ mini charms that I have now been able to sort by color in prep for my triple Irish chain quilt I plan on making.

  261. Good old ziplock bags of varying sizes are what I use for wool strips and floss! Time for a reorganization and upgrade!

  262. I absolutely love being organized. Some of my favorite ways are:
    -Satchel boxes for projects I’m working on and to keep everything together.
    -In my drawers I have desk organizers and for my rotary cutters, empty bobbins, fabric markers etc
    -I have my stash and store next to me to hold my scissors, seam ripper, marking tool and whatever else
    -fabric board to wrap my larger pieces of fabric on

  263. I use ArtBins to sort all my quilt projects and use a label maker to identify what quilt is in the bin. I have a Yazzie large project bag that I store my 14” Lori holt design boards in and it works perfectly for taking them to retreats. I love the stackable sterilite bins to store needles, glue sticks, pins, all those small items that get lost in a drawer.

  264. My most useful tip is to plan 10 to 15 minutes at the end of a sewing session to neaten up the area. This means to pick up and throw out the cut thread and small snippets of fabric, put up the items that are no longer needed, make sure that pins and needles are either placed in storage or in the pincushion, fabric is neatened up and the next step of the project is cued up. Then make sure that both sewing machine and iron are off. It helps me get started when I next work on the project.

  265. It is my goal to one day be organized! I have bought the clear acrylic containers to sort by color. Wow, I would love to win the give-away.

  266. I have to admit to not being as organized as I would like to be in a very small former bed/bath room suite All areas used with hanging rack in the shower ! This space is crowded utilizing closet old armoire with a cutting table sewing machines big board ironing I have mostly purchased many too many for quilting and stitching
    PLASTIC BINS. My favorite being a set of square shallow
    1 1/2” deep 12” square snap shut boxes to hold a pattern/chart and project they stack well thank you

    1. Congrats Sharon, you’re our giveaway winner! Keep an eye on your email, I’ll be reaching out soon with questions for you about shipping!

      1. Thank you so much! I just replied to your email. What a fun surprise!! I love all the inspiration FQS gives in the fun videos, blog, free patterns, and Instagram and Facebook posts!

  267. I use bins to store quilt projects. Wonder clips to keep small cut pieces together and also labeled. I use a jewelry organizer to store small rulers and templates, and a pants hanger to keep any unused cutting mats out of the way. I keep thread in thread bins to keep them clean and away from light. I’ve slso recently sorted my wool scraps by color and put in ziploc bags.
    And lastly, always clean up everything at the end of the day.

  268. Such wonderful and pretty storage goodies ! I use the clear storage boxes or a zippered pouch when doing a project. I like having my supplies all together so I can just grab and go. Therefore I have more than one of my tools 😉

  269. The ART bins are vey handy for keeping all supplies and finished blocks for a project close by the sewing machine while completing the project. I also have one of the Stach and Stores holding the screw driver and my machine’s feet. Thanks for the overview of supplies available.

  270. I use art bins to keep the projects that I am currently working on. I also have my large yardage pieces on bolts and stored by color so I can find what I am looking for when I start a new project. The smaller pieces I store in milk crates on a shelf in the closet organized by color.

  271. I have a seeing room (formerly a spare bed room) so I have a few IKEA units to store fabric and WIP. I also use project bins and for smaller projects I use trays that I can stack. At my L shaped work station, I have created a cutting and pressing station next to my sewing machine. All which facing a window so there is ample daylight. Also nearby is a square basket where my kitty claimed as her sleeping station while I sew. She seems to calm down to the sound of my sewing machine!

  272. Thank you for the tips. I can use all the help I can get. I use some of your tricks but will some of the others I do not use. I also use the bins to keep projects organized

  273. I’m an organization junkie, so I love this post and added several items to my wish list. I love using the boxes your quilt kits have come in recently. I also fold large cuts of fabric over comic book cardboard to make it look nice and easy to access. I use a nice dresser I bought for the top to be an iron surface like Kimberly showed in her studio. In the drawers I keep individual projects which helps keep it out of the reach of little hands. Thank you Fat Quarter Shop team! You guys are my fave and I tell everyone I know about you guys!

  274. I like to store each quilt in progress in its own bin, with the fabric, pattern and completed blocks. That way I don’t accidentally use that fabric for another project. Still working on a way to store scraps and to actually use them.

  275. We bought aluminum channel in 8 ft sticks and cut them to the lengths of my quilting rulers. We then screwed them down to the sides of my cutting island to use as tracks to slide rulers into

  276. Though I utilize numerous bins and bags to store various supplies and projects, my best tip for an organized craft or sewing space is to clean not just your machines but also your entire area any time you see something out of place to stay on top of things. Cleaning as you go makes life easier day to day and prevents the need to dig through a mess to locate the supplies you need.

  277. My mom and I share a small quilting/sewing/craft space and we are running out of space!! I am finding all the ideas listed as very helpful ideas and cannot wait to try something new! Thanks for sharing!

  278. I keep all the pieces for current projects in stackable project bins that sit on my counter. They are out of the way be still visible, which is important because for me out of sight mean out of mind!

  279. I love the over the door system from the Contaier Store with the wire baskets. I use them to store my large thrad spools. I also like the the metal cabinets with plastic drawers (used for nuts and bolts). I keep my embellishment buttons in them. For quilting stencils, I use a round belt hanger.

  280. I use clear art bins for projects and also for storing fabrics labeled by theme like batiks, Christmas…..I also store fat quarters by color in soft sided dollar store bins.

  281. Like so many others who have commented, I struggle with organizing my quilting, cross stitch and paper crafting supplies. I need to be able to see what I have so clear containers work best for me.

  282. I absolute love the Aqua Mist Super Satchel One Compartment Translucent Box!! Mint is pretty, but aqua is my hands-down favorite. They make me so organized! Each quilt project has its own satchel for pattern, fabric etc. I put a label on each right by the handle & when all the satchels are stacked together, I can tell at a glance what’s in each.

  283. The best tip I have learned and have used (fairly consistently) is to “unkit” as soon as your project is completed. I put my hoop back in its place, flosses where they belong, shred the working copy of my pattern, scissors back in their place, etc.

  284. I love my project bags for cross stitch. And I also use an old bureau (“dresser” for those who aren’t from New England lol) to store my fabric. I don’t like to keep my fabric out, because I don’t want it to be covered in dust or fade. The drawers fit the fabric perfectly and it also limits me to what I can buy, because I could definitely go nuts buying fabric if I had more space!

  285. For cross stitch, I love the project bag my sister in law made me. She included a clear vinyl pocket on the non zipper side of the project bag. That pocket holds the cross stitch pattern. I can stitch without taking the pattern out of that pocket. This organizes my project and makes it easy to take on the go.

  286. I love all the organization suppies. WoW. Next to quilting and cross stitching, my favorite thing to do is to organize.

  287. Organization is not my strong suit but I love scrap quilts and use photo boxes color coordinated to the scraps in them . Baskets, fabric bins and art bins as well as hand made mugs my kids have made me for my scissors.

  288. My favorite system to organize my WIPs is to put each project in a bin and label it and stack them where I can see them. I also started using APQSs system of listing my WIP on a numbered list and start on a random number to finish each month.

  289. Currently re-organizing my patterns into type of pattern and then alphabetically. Currently everything is alphabetical and I have a few hundred patterns. I also have them logged in an APP so I don’t double buy. Getting my kits project cases the same way with an index to each case. Fabric is bundled in cubbies per designer, and alphabetically. All of my tools are either in my sewing drawers or on a shelf above my desk. Including all of my rulers…

  290. I bought a small curtain rod and some “S” hooks and hung it behind my sewing chair to hang rulers. It is the best thing I have ever done to organize my sewing room.

  291. I use a vintage lunch box to store my floss and embroidery thread! It’s fun to look at and is part of the decor in my sewing room!

  292. I usually have multiple quilts and cross stitches going at one time. The key for me is to have a container of some sort for each project. For quilting I use decorative gift boxes for each quilt, or the boxes from FQS quilt-a-longs I’m participating in 🙂 As for cross stitch, nothing beats the mad for plaid bags. They are big enough to hold the project and all required notions, but small enough to be easily portable. I love all the organization tips, thank you FQS!

  293. My safest tip is to use an old hand cream jar (large) to store all my used blades. I reuse them from here on my little razor holder to cut apart all my chain piecing! When the jar is full I throw away.

  294. For keeping my quilt works in progress organized I use the bins used for shelving units. I can keep everything in them since they are large.

  295. I store most of my fabric in totes sorted by main color. My project pieces go in boxes that I keep at my table. I have a small box that goes under my table for pencils, scissors, pins, and rotary cutters I’m using. The rulers I’m using stack next to that on their side. I have a small piece of wooden fence, the kind that you use around flower beds, that hangs on the wall. It is about 10 inches wide and a foot long. I’ve put two rows of cup hooks on the cross braces and that is where my rulers and cutters “hang” out when not in use.

  296. I like the art bins to store my quilt projects (one for each), and the mad for plaid pouches for my individual cross stitch projects. That is unless I have a hand made project bag available.

  297. I love your organizing ideas! My favorite project organizer are the art bins. And I also love using your quilt and cross stitch journals.

  298. I have a very small sewing space in my guest room. Everything is in a certain place and is put back in that place when I finish with it. I regularly go through what I have and purge.

  299. The Art Bin Satchel containers are the best! I can keep the entire project in one snap open case! They stack on each other and are easy to label with a standard labelmaker, Keeps me organized and my sewing space clean!

  300. I love the floss a way bags for floss organization. Also project bags to keep all items for a project together. Great ideas in this post, thanks for the tips!

  301. Can’t live without my Art bins to keep each quilt project organized. I also keep a set of sewing tools at each sewing or embroidery machine (I.e. pins, scissors, markers…) to avoid running back and forth. Great suggestions FQS!

  302. Getting my fabrics out of tubs and onto comic boards and shelving units has helped me become not only organized, but lets me see the fabric that I have. No I van look at my fabrics and the combination of colors jump out at me.

  303. I use the art bin satchels to organize my projects. I put a number label on the bins and have a master list of my projects by number.

  304. I did a reorganization of my quilting room this year and it was Christmas all over again! Found projects I had forgotten I was working on and some I had not even started but still want to. I love the Art Bins to keep projects organized and the embroidery floss containers. I have never tried the project books to document my work in but would love to do that!

  305. Great ideas! Personally, I need to get binders to organize my patterns. Right now they are stuffed in a very full hanging file.

  306. I love all kinds of little drawers and compartments to put all my little notions in. I also use fun old coffee mugs and pitchers for scissors, pens, small rulers and rotary cutters. I am in a very small space right now, the dining room table, so I have to be organized. BUT the daughter moved out so now I get to expand into her room soon!

  307. I love to keep things organized , and have everything in its place. Right now I need to organize my scrap fabrics, and get rid of things I do not need/use. I love the Art Bins to keep projects in.

  308. My favorite are the Stash ‘n Stores. I have one by the easy chair for knitting stuff, one by the Cricut machine for weeding tools, one by the sewing machine, serger, etc… They keep all the small tools right at hand,

  309. I try to have each project in a storage bin. I need to be better about putting things back where they go when I finish! Always looking for new ideas!

  310. I use clear plastic bins for my quilting fabric. I found smaller clear plastic containers from Costco that are perfect for fat quarters. I am working on organizing my cross stitch supplies. I feel like I really struggle with the organization part but Kimberly Jolly is THE PERSON to go to for all the tips and tricks!

  311. I sure appreciate all of your great tips on organization. I’m new to quilting and definitely want to start out in a positive way. I’ve cross stitched for decades but had never heard of “project bags”. They sound like a great idea. I always used plastic ziploc bags but many times didn’t have the right size to hold everything. Thanks for your very informative article!

  312. I’m interested in anything to help me keep organized!! Always looking for new ideas.
    Thanks again Fat Quarter Shop!

  313. I struggle with organization in my sewing room. However, every once in a while I have to dump out all my scraps and reorganize them into bins by color. This always looks so nice!

  314. See through bins, project bags and my craft cart are ways that I keep my sewing and cross stitch supplies organized. My husband also made me a peg board and attached it to a large frame I found at the thrift store. The different hooks and attachments hold many crafting supplies.

  315. I love the art bins to store quilts in progress and clear front project bags for cross stitch. I need some of the tags to write the name of the project inside the bag.

  316. My favorite organization tool is the Lori Holt large design board. I lay all my pieces together and can stack them on top of each other.

  317. I have been using a combination of items. I use sandwich bags to store DMC by color and put on rings. I store projects in zippered bags. I do like mesh bags but use other types as well such as Stitching with the Housewives. I store patterns in binders. Thanks for all you do!

  318. I love the ArtBins! I use those for current projects and then I get plastic bins from the container store for other scraps and fabric organization!

  319. What great ideas! I love the Artbin boxes and think I will go ahead and buy some to help with my organization problems.

    I am just starting in cross stitching, but I already struggle to keep my notions, floss and fabric stashes under control.

    So many projects, so little time…what a beautiful problem!

  320. What good ideas for organization! We can always use help in that area. I like to use a separate container for each project too–bins for quilting and bags for cross stitch.

  321. I love using Longaberger baskets and vintage metal pieces for organization. I also have a lot of notepads lying around to keep track of lots of things.

  322. I was so blessed by my 13yo son when he gave me a hand-stitched ruler keeper for Christmas! It was his own idea and design. his dad helped him by purchasing the fabric, a quilting ruler and some Velcro. My son cut the fabric and stitched the side edge. (I believe the stitch length is something like 1-inch stitch over 1.5” of fabric.) Since he put off sewing it to midnight Christmas Eve, he didn’t apply the Velcro. I love my ruler keeper!

  323. You have such cute products for getting us organized. I love the Artbin products – just wish I could find the deep one with the tray on top. It’s perfect for completed blocks in the tray and fabric underneath. Thanks for organizing a great giveaway.

  324. I wish I had an unlimited budget. There are so many things I would love to get. In the meantime, I’ll be placing my smallish order! Thanks for the opportunity.

  325. Forgot to add that the Project Bags are my favourite organization tool. My UFOs are now organized and ready to go!

  326. I love all the great ideas. I am starting to work on organizing my cross-stitch and quilting items. A little overwhelming but with the good tools listed above it can be done. Thank you for having such great giveaway items.

  327. Organization is a whole hobby unto itself! I personally love the artbin containers for keeping my projects while they are in progress! Let’s just say I have several projects going at once!

  328. I store UFO’s in the project bags lined up in a storage bin, so I see them frequently to remember to work on them. I have them all listed on separate pages in a journal, so I can write down where I am in the process. I keep my stash fabric in sterilite bins by color on shelves in my craft room closet. I keep a stash ‘n store by my machine to keep tools I frequently use. I also organize like things together in drawers in my sewing cabinets.

  329. I love to keep my room organized. I think better. I work on one project at a time, usually unless it is Christmas!! So I use a hanging file container to organize my DMC floss. It is hard to explain but it works great. Each acrylic hanger has a dozen holes for the floss and then I put their number to each one. Then I have a master sheet telling me what file number folder has that color number that I need.

  330. I always love updates on organization ideas. Thanks for all the beautiful photos showing off the great ideas.

  331. Always looking for organization ideas. I have my fabric organized on comic book boards, but my supplies migrate all around my quilting spaces.

  332. I need to organize my craft/sewing room even more than it already is. I love these products and even have some of them. I love the Art Bin products for storage. Thank you for the opportunity.

  333. Use baggies to separate my fabric and identify the project. Number the fabrics on the pattern. On my baggie, I label project name, block number, the fabric number I put on the pattern, and color of the fabric. Place my fabric inside the baggie. I can pull out any baggie to use and know right where to put it back. Left over fabric is put back in the baggie. Depending on the number of pieces, I pin together or place in small baggie inside the large one.

  334. I keep the plastic packages that FQS uses for shipping to store binding made and waiting for my quilt to be returned from the longarmer. Binding packages are stored on my pegboard with a note of which belongs to each quilt.

  335. I have found that my favorite storage is my Art Bin 12″ satchels that I have in 3 Art Bin boxes on wheels. I can roll it around in my sewing room and have 12 different projects or some have fabrics for my hand applique work. Love Art Bin products!!

  336. I usually try to put my Fabric and Ruler I purchased with the Pattern I plan on using all together in a storage box..or sometimes I forget what project I had in mind if they are not together! 😅

  337. My favorite organizational product is the Super Satchel. They are not only helpful with quilting projects but with cross stitch projects as well. All fabrics, templates, instructions can be kept together for quilting projects and all floss, scissors, needles, and fabric can be kept together for cross stitch projects. Everything all together and easy to access for my current projects!

  338. ART bins are wonderful to keep q quilt project in one place. I label each bin with project name. I then divide the projects by season example: Christmas, vintage, modern, brights etc.

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