ORGANISE YOUR CRAFT ROOM

Overview:

  • Organising sewing and quilting paraphernalia:
    • Organising fabrics
    • Organising haberdashery
    • Organising tools
  • Organising embroidery paraphernalia
  • Organising knitting and crochet paraphernalia
  • Organising works-in-progress
  • Organising books, magazines, and patterns
    • Organising paper sources
    • Organising digital sources

Key to a functional work flow, I find, is that I know what I have where, and so I make regular efforts to share my various solutions for storing and organising the supplies and projects involved in being creative and crafty. My process suffers when there’s too much “creative chaos”, and at times for instance my fabric stash explodes, but then I restore balance and all is good again, so it’s most certainly a cycle rather than “perfection” (whatever that is) at all times.

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ORGANISING SEWING AND QUILTING PARAPHERNALIA

Organising fabrics:

I’ve written quite a few posts on how I organise my fabric stash, and most likely will in the future, too. Before I even considered making a “mess” of my own stash, I did some research on how more experienced quilters had organised theirs, and finally I picked the best links to share on my own blog.

Stash organising 1

Organising my fabric stash, July 2013

Fabric storage - Ikea Kassett 2

Storing my fabric stash and other sewing gear, July 2013

“A bunch of musings and stuff” – Where I introduce the acid-free comic backing boards, December 2013

NWF Fabric stash organising 1 2015-04-12

Organising my fabric stash round 2 – Using minibolts and introducing microbolts, April 2015

Organising haberdashery:

Organising tools:

NinaWithFreckles - Kona colour cards being snipped 1

Robert Kaufman Kona colour card

Nina With Freckles - Labelling fabrics with numbered binder clips 1

Labelling fabrics with numbered binder clips

Nina With Freckles - Ironing paraphernalia in one-hour basket 2015-06-03

Organising ironing paraphernalia

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ORGANISING EMBROIDERY PARAPHERNALIA

NWF DMC mouliné stash

Storing DMC mouliné

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ORGANISING KNITTING AND CROCHET PARAPHERNALIA

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ORGANISING WORKS-IN-PROGRESS

NWF Kitchen table sewing studio

Pondering my work flow in a tiny space

Nina With Freckles - Work in progress box 2015-07-15

Work-in-progress box

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ORGANISING BOOKS, MAGAZINES, AND PATTERNS

Organising paper sources:

Organising digital sources:

NWF How to fuse pdf documents 2014-12-01

How to fuse pdf files – On an iMac running OSX 10.6.8, December 2014