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.