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Sunday, December 15, 2013

The REAL Studio Tour

Vicki Welsh is hosting a REAL Studio tour, this is week 2, and we are showing storage solutions.  There is a button on the right side bar that will take you to the link up on Vicki's blog to see other storage ideas.  This little DMC 6 strand embroidery floss cabinet fits on the bottom shelf of one of my bookcases and holds my regular sewing thread.  I had a quilt shop back in the 1980s and I sold DMC embroidery floss and cross stitch supplies in addition to fabric. I kept 3 of these when I closed the store. 

I bought drawer divider trays to help keep the thread separated into color groups for the small spools.  Another one of these has scissors and rotary cutter blades and other small items in it.  The third one is really miscellaneous.
Last week I got 2 small shelf units on wheels.  They fit perfectly under the extensions of the cutting table.  All of the thread on the bottom four shelves is embroidery thread for my embroidery machine.  The other shelf unit has fabric in all of the boxes.









I just got this on Friday.  I have looked at them in the past and the price has always held me back ($89.99).  Even at half price I just couldn't buy it but Friday it was 70% off so I got it.  It is short enough to use the top as an ironing surface by my sewing machine too.  One size of the cut and press boards fits perfectly on top of it.  I just put it together yesterday so I haven't filled the drawers yet.
Snapware stack units are my favorite portable storage for small pieces of fabric.  Since I have two studios on different levels of my house this makes it convenient to transport pieces from one to the other.  I have several sizes of the containers.

Next week we will be showing our studios, as they are when we are working in them, not pristine clean.

17 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Your progress in organization is great. The new drawered cabinet is neat. I need a better thread storage unit. I have larger spools and they just don't fit in some of those kind of trays. Chris

Gene Black said...

Wow, 70% off is a great deal.
All of those are great storage ideas.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

great storage ideas - I forgot about and need to take some photos for a post too. I always like 70% off

Mary said...

Great ideas! The new rolling cabinet is perfect.

suemac said...

I like all of your colorful thread and your new rolling cart. 70% off makes it a real bargain.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love your new ironing station on wheels - and congrats for snagging it at such a good price!

Muddling Through said...

Isn't it interesting how we each sort of cobble together what works for us. I always enjoy seeing what you do to make yourself more efficient. I've been watching your blazing star progress with bated breath! Cant' wait to see how you finish.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Definitely worth getting at 70% off...it's a great little unit. No room in my studio for any furniture additions or I'd be coveting one of these.

Jean said...

Great storage ideas. I use a lot of plastic tubs and drawers for mine too, but not sure I'm as organized as this!

Cathi said...

Oh, lucky you having those DMC units to hold thread! All your storage ideas are fabulous - and I really love that unit you just got - it is so versatile! Would be great for holding so many different things!

Sharon - IN said...

Wow! You have a lot of great ideas here. Well organized.

Mystic Quilter said...

My favourite storage e solution in this post is the set of drawers being used in the photo as an ironing station, real multifunctional.

Jill @ I Rather Quilt said...

I enjoy seeing others sewing storage areas. Drawer divider is a good idea. Look forward to seeing more.

Brown Family said...

You are very organized! I wish I was!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Wonderful storage units you have there! I am REALLY excited about your working studio tour next week!

elle said...

wow, the new one is terrific. Shallow drawers are the best!!!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Great ideas……like the rolling cabinet under the cutting table …will look into that one.