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« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2007 04:10:13 PM »

I've heard that if you ask very nicely at Joann's, Hancocks, (where ever)  they will save their extra spools for you.  If you have a lot then you could also just keep them in yet another box or basket.  Or you could hang them on a hanger and put a paper clip just below the wire and hang them up.  I've done this before and it is a great way to be able to look through them quickly.  Just some thoughts.  Good luck, and I can't wait to see it all!
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« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2007 09:18:01 AM »

Instead of just shelves, look for cupboards with doors, being able to close doors will make it look neater.

My husband brought some old single width wardrobes home from his work, he works in Aged care and they were updating the wardrobes so were throwing the others out.  He put shelves in 3 of them leaving 1 as hanging.  I still didn't have enough space to store things and they took a whole wall of space.  Just the other day I had the idea to border the window with two of them and lay one down on it's back.  That is now filled with fabric that originally was placed on shelves in 2 of the cupboards.

As well as spools, the tubes that some stores have buttons in are great for storage for things like beads, bobbins or even *shock* buttons, just ask if they can keep a few  empties for you, just remember to drop in regularly to pick them up.   
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« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2007 12:18:14 PM »

I went through all my fabric and narrowed it down a bit.  I can't seems to find a nice small shelf unit to store it in tho...

I stacked it in neat piles in the closet and that seems to be working...


Anyone have a creative idea for storing yarn? and WIP's?


Maybe something like this:

http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/90/ed/Sterilite_White_Ultra_Drawer_1804_Housewares-resized200.jpg
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« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2007 04:19:07 PM »

I keep my WIP's that are small in purses, actually.  That way, depending on my mood, I just grab one of them and go.  I just hang them up on hook in my craft room.  I keep my yarn in a drawer, so that may not help much.  I have seen some people that organize them in those over the door shoe organizers.
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« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2007 07:30:05 PM »

I keep all my WIPs in those gift bags you always get at Christmas/birthdays/anytime there's gifts involved.  Wink They are easy to carry around and they can stay upright. I keep them on a shelf in a closet or on hooks.
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« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2007 10:47:07 AM »

I've seen people storing their fabrics in hanging canvas shoe holders.

I don't have a crafty room  Cry - everything gets distributed about and I'd say this: don't use very big boxes, because you can't move them easily,and it's always stuff at the bottom you need - and also it is great if some boxes are see-through so you know what is where.

But I must tell you that my personal clearout style is radical - I've used it on the children's rooms, the kitchen and my crafty stuff: Everything comes out - into another room - yes a big serious mess somewhere else so that I can clean the floors properly, re-discover lost treasures etc and only Roll Eyes what I really want or need comes back in - I use the trusted " don't keep if it is not either useful or beautiful" -

At the end of my clearouts- there is always a small heap of  " well I can't really throw these away " so I keep a box free for those, but most of the time I have creamed off 20% of unnecessary stuff- and they go to the charity shop to become someone else's treasure... Wink
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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2007 03:06:07 PM »

I use those clear vinyl zipper bags that bedding is sold in for WIPs.  There is a bedding factory here that had an outlet store which recently closed (Waaahh --   Cry  ).  I used to buy the bags there.  Sometimes they'd be as cheap as 10/$1 USD.  Most of the time they were 4/$1 USD.  It's a good thing I'm a fool for a good deal, because I have several for future use.  They're good for storing many things besides WIPs -- yarn, fabric, etc.
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« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2007 08:34:48 AM »

I have actually done a personal swap for a hanging yarn holder!!!  Can't wait!!!


So far I have a peg board made for storing ribbon/trim and thread. 

I have hung my meter stick on the wall (and my tape measure)

I purchased a set of rubbermaid drawers and have notions in the top drawer, markers and paper in the second and small peices of fabric in the thrid. 

I have gone through and emptied the rubbermaid bins I had in my room and have gotten rid of those.  (I am surprised everyday at the extra floor space). 

I restacked my books. 

I got rid of a lot of the "beauty" supplies on my dresser and put them in the closet.

I have cleared two shelves in my closet for fabric and the quilts I have onsale on etsy.


And I think that's about it so far.

Thanks for all the tips everyone!
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« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2007 10:34:51 AM »

Sounds like you have been busy!  Can't wait to see the pictures when you get it all finished!
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