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Thread: What do you use to store your current project?

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    Senior Member susanwilley's Avatar
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    What do you use to store your current project?

    I found small see through plastic envelopes with velcro closures at Holly Lobby. They are great for storing my triangles, squares and other pieces. They're about 4 x 6, I think and are great for keeping the pieces seperate and I can see at a glance which one to grab. I also use the zippered see through bags that sheet sets and blankets come in to store the fabric that I'm using at the time. They are great for holding all the little envelopes in and keeping everything together. I haven't been able to find these envelopes anywhere except Holly Lobby and I've looked everywhere I go because Holly Lobby is not at all close to me. I tried to post pictures but haven't figured out how to yet. I keep getting a failed message.
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    Mine are on the kitchen table, love seat, counter any place i put them and sometimes in my fabric cabinet on 1 of the shelves. lol. You can tell I'm not very organized and l live alone. lol.
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    A pile on the cutting table??? Doesn't everybody??!

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    I use zip sandwich bags for small pieces. I have a quilt cut out right now with the pieces stored and marked as to size with a sharpie. I have all of these in a plastic bag I saved from a sheet set I bought. Also included some border fabric. Since I don't buy many sheet sets, I also use plastic Walmart, etc., bags for storage. The sandwich bags are cheap and work great. I use the gallon bags for some projects.

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    I like to keep the clear, heavy, zippered and handled bags that I get when I buy sheet sets or blankets. Been hoarding them for years for just the right purpose. Now that I quilt, they have come in handy to keep blocks, scraps and even notions. I can find what I need and don't even have to open them and everything inside stays clean and free of cat hair! Another see through storage item is a vinyl shoe bag, hung on the door of my sewing room. I hate rummaging through drawers and I never remember which drawer I'm supposed to be in!

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    I use the zip lock food storage bags quart, gallon, and the extra large will hold a project. I keep boxes of each size in my sewing room.

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    I really like piles on my sewing table right where I can touch them but it gets a bit overloaded. I often use those clear plastic containers you get in the grocery store like salad, strawberries, etc. for putting all the cut pieces for a project in. I usually have a couple handy for HST or squares left from cutting, helps to keep the mess tidy. For more permanent storage, I like zipper bags in a large size.
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    New pizzq boxes work well.

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    They stay out, visible and accessible. If they were 'stored' in something, even clear plastic, they'd never get finished.
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    I like to use the Artbin slim satchel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivian Ketron View Post
    Mine are on the kitchen table, love seat, counter any place i put them and sometimes in my fabric cabinet on 1 of the shelves. lol. You can tell I'm not very organized and l live alone. lol.
    HAHA..sounds like home, and I don't live alone...my kids are used to it tho...I even sometimes have stuff on one side of the bed, and sleep on the other!! So much nicer than a husband and the fabric doesn't talk back!!
    I have a bookshelf with baskets with pieces and parts too. When I got rid of the husband I took over his dresser for stash and another place for projects!!

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    I have several plastic totes are about 13" square and about 3 in. deep from Joanns. I get them on sale for 50% off. They have a handle and they stack up nice. I can fit all the pieces and parts of a large quilt in it, and have room for basic sewing supplies if I am on the go. When I run out of empty totes, then that is my que to get busy and finish up some quilt tops.

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    i use the plastic artbin colored boxes from joannes. Usually get them with a 50% off coupon... I use blue painters tape to label what project it is.. i keep no more than 8 at a time and each is a different color.. i store everything I need for that specific project: fabric, thread pattern... so i dont use it by mistake..

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    I love the Artbin products - usually in the scrapbooking section. I've got ones that are 1", 2" and 3" deep, so depending on how large the project is, I can get a lot of fabric in there, lol. As I usually do scrappy projects, I might have 20 different fq's of one color.

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    I "store" mine in the same place Jan does...on the cutting table with an occasional spillover onto the ironing board or part of my sewing center...
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    i use the plastic artbin colored boxes from joannes. Usually get them with a 50% off coupon... I use blue painters tape to label what project it is.. i keep no more than 8 at a time and each is a different color.. i store everything I need for that specific project: fabric, thread pattern... so i dont use it by mistake..

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    I do the exact same thing but I have 3 of those boxes and one larger box (for that 50 PP stars BOW). Works beautifully. I don't label the box but I throw the book or pattern in the box with the fabric and other materials.

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    Mine are on my dining room table. I don't use the dining room any more so it is slowly becoming my sewing studio. I like everything out in site that way I know I have to finish the project before going on to another one.

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    I have bins for each WIP. I like to go thru them and pick one to work on until I have to do a quicky project.

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    Ziplock bags. I have gallon size and two gallon size. Also tote bags to put it all in to grab and go.

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    I use hospital clear bags that you get to take your clothes home. I got 3 new ones yesterday when my Dad came home from surgery! Not a fun way to get them, but they can hold a king size quilt worth of fabric!

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    Just like CraftyPat and Dotha, I use the 2.5 gallon ziploc bags from Walmart and Dollar store. Smaller items are stored in smaller ziploc bags and then placed in the 2.5 gallon bags. Can keep everything visible, neat, clean and together.

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    Ziplock bags, pizza boxes, small laundry baskets, totes, on hangers in the closet, plastic bags from the LQS...

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    Pizza boxes for me! The guy at the pizzeria laughs when I walk in...all I want is the new boxes (DH buys the pie in the family) He loves telling every body in the place he is my "quilting Piason(buddy)" Gotta love him.

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    I store my current project all over my sewing room, on the table in piles, on the cabinets, etc. If I stop to work on something else I have a few baskets, I just dump it all in one to move it out of the way, LOL. Not very organized but works for me.
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    Some are in 2 gallon zip lock bags, small pieces are in sandwich size zip locks or plastic Tupperware or they are beside me on the table. Right now, it's 80" of blue bias binding I made for a runner I started last night along with my magnifiers because I had to take it all out after I couldn't get it turned. Trying another method today as it'll be appliqued down anyway.
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