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    UFO storage

    Does anyone have a way to store their UFOs that they love? I have been using the SKUBB boxes from Ikea. I love the sizes of them (approximately 12x12 and 6 x12 and about 6 deep), but they are soft sided and dont have lids. Im embarrassed to say that I have a couple UFOs that have been in there long enough that they are getting dusty. I had better find a better storage solution or get quilting faster! Hahaha.

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    I have mine in the zip plastic bags that sheets, blankets, and bedspreads come in. I have a number of them in different sizes. Keeps everything from getting dusty and since they are soft, the stack easy enough.
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    Depending on the size of the UFO and if it has fabrics and/or pieces to it will determine the size plastic tote I put it into. If its a quilt flimsy that just needs to be quilted I have a rod along the hallway in my basement to hang it. As I progress with each project, I'll pen a note to it so I know where I'm at with the project. I also keep leftover pieces of batting on my rod with a note telling me the size so I know whether it will fit the project in mind or if I need to attach another scrap piece of batting to it.
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    I use the plastic containers from JoAnn Fabrics. I purchase them with coupons @ 50% off and they are about $10.00 each. Called Artbin Super Satchel Single Compartment

    I like them, have years of UFO's in them. They have a handle, you can see what's in them easily and I actually label the containers for quick viewing. Unfortunately, I have many of them, so I can attest that they stack very well in a closet!

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    I’ve been putting the fabrics and pattern for each project in those XXLarge Ziplock bags. I tend to get fabrics for a project, but forget where the pattern is, so this helps me stay better organized. I’ve actually done 2 projects recently because I can find all the fabrics and patterns!

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    I use the 15" ? scrapbook plastic colored boxes from Michaels for UFO's or projects. I can see thru them, but I still label them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kp3690 View Post
    Does anyone have a way to store their UFOs that they love? I have been using the SKUBB boxes from Ikea. I love the sizes of them (approximately 12x12 and 6 x12 and about 6 deep), but they are soft sided and dont have lids. Im embarrassed to say that I have a couple UFOs that have been in there long enough that they are getting dusty. I had better find a better storage solution or get quilting faster! Hahaha.
    I use pizza boxes from the local pizza place. I offer to buy them but the man says I do a lot of business with him so he gives me a couple every time I ask to buy them. I like the way they stack up and it is easy to know what is in them if you put a note on the front. I use them for my circular knitting needles, patterns, stencils, etc.
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    I love those large plastic zippered bags. They store easily and keep dust (and cat hair) out.

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    Thank you so much everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    I use the 15" ? scrapbook plastic colored boxes from Michaels for UFO's or projects. I can see thru them, but I still label them.
    I use these Iris boxes too. I like that I can see through them, the lid is hinged, so I do not lose it and they are large enough for a 12 inch block to lay flat.

    Sometimes Costco has a similar tote on sale in a 5 packs of multi coloured ones. I buy them too.
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    I also use the 15 inch boxes from Michels. I also put the pattern that belongs to the ufo on top. I also use them when I am gathering the fabrics for a pattern. I them put the pattern requirements and picture on top.

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    I also use the clear art bins from JoAnns when on sale. Also have several of the ZipLoc extra large bags with projects. Them..really like the clear see thru storage.

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    I don't have room to store UFOs. I just finish them up so they are ready for donation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I don't have room to store UFOs. I just finish them up so they are ready for donation.
    I’m so envious! I tend to have the attention span of a gnat, so my UFO pile rotates a lot.

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    Btw ladies, I just ran to JoAnns to get some containers. They have them all 60% off plus there was an additional 25% off coupon that they let me use! Happy shopping!

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    My fabric is all in cabinets (bookcases with doors from IKEA); one cabinet has some glass shelves and that's my "UFO zone". Originally it was going to be just two shelves, but I'm afraid it's grown to four and a half. I just stack up everything together; usually that's enough to keep it organized. Sometimes I'll tie things together with selvage 'strings' I keep for such purposes if I'm afraid the stack is going to slide or if I need to sub-divide parts of it.

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    I like to make a quick,fabric bag for my UFOs which are then stored in a file drawer. The bag is usually made out of a fabric from the quilt.

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    Small size UFO ( tablerunners/bags/placemats etc) I keep in between my small stash so I can work a little on them once in a while, if I see them and keep them in view it helps.

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    I use the collapsable 12"x12"x12" cloth boxes and I keep them in a cage tower kind of thing in my sewing room closet. I keep each project in its own plastic grocery bag so no dust. Perhaps permanent creases in the fabric, but no dust!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kp3690 View Post
    I’m so envious! I tend to have the attention span of a gnat, so my UFO pile rotates a lot.

    Hey! I resemble that remark

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