UFO storage

Old 10-30-2017, 04:38 AM
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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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Old 10-30-2017, 06:53 AM
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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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Old 10-30-2017, 10:43 AM
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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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Old 10-30-2017, 06:17 PM
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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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Old 10-30-2017, 09:38 PM
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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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Old 10-31-2017, 06:20 AM
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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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Old 10-31-2017, 11:00 AM
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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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Old 10-31-2017, 03:43 PM
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Thank you so much everyone!
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:39 PM
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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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