1. Safe Storage: Use a potholder to make a case for scissors or rotary cutter. For a rotary cutter, fold pot holder in 1/2 and stich side a bottom. For scissors , bring 2 corners together and stich edges. The loops can be used to hang cases in your sewing room.
2. Batting scraps: When you have batting left from projects, measure the pcs and pin a note to each indicating it's size. Store the pcs in a bag from that type of batting so you will know what each is. When you need a piece for a project, you can easily see the size .
3. Bud nets: Ask your local florist to save the bud nets that protect flowers when they are shipped. The nets are great for keeping thread tidy. They are also good for holding stabilizer or rolls of wrapping paper.
4. Block Hanger: Use a skirt hanger to store completed blocks. The clips can be moved to accomodate any size block. This keeps the blocks organizeds w/o wrinkling.
5. Scrap bag: Use a zipper sandwich bag to catch threads and small scraps while you are sewing. To keep the bag from closing , turn it inside out, and it will stay open. You can tape it to your machine or table.
Just a few tips I picked up while reading through a magazine.