Friday, December 13, 2013

The Real Studio Tour, Week 2

 The REAL Studio Tour
Today's topic for the Real Studio Tour is my favorite storage method. That would be the clear plastic bins in which I store my small fabric scraps.

I have about twenty of these little bins, and my little scraps are sorted by color. Each bin is labelled.

 When I need to clean up, I line up the boxes and put the scrap bits where they belong. This way the scraps are stored relatively wrinkle-free. Since I use a lot of little pieces when I make my free-pieced letters, this keeps them organized, neat, clean, and easily accessible.

The little bins are labelled so it's easy to find what I need. They are Accessory Boxes from The Container Store.

What's really nice about them is they are stackable with other plastic storage bins from the Container Store.  Two accessory bins nest perfectly on one of the Container Store's Mens' Shoeboxes, and four of them fit perfectly on one of their "Sweater boxes." The boxes are inexpensive and always available.

Another really nice thing about them is whenever I need to order more, I know they will be the same size as the ones I already have.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Those marvelous Accessory boxes being in my studio are because of you!!

They are awesome!

Kathy said...

All those colorful boxes are not only extremely organized but make a great display on your shelf!

Vicki W said...

Oh how I wish my scraps were so nicely organized!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I store my crazy quilting fabrics like this and really like it. Next time I will pay little more to buy them somewhere where I can add to them as needed like you did!

elle said...

Agreed! But yours look sew neat and pleasing! ;)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So organized and so pretty too!

Jean Belle said...

It seems that the artists sort their scraps by color and 'paint' with fabric. I guess I'm more a math person, sorting by size and designing with shapes. What a lovely rainbow palette of fabrics you have! (sigh)

Sharon said...

So organized. Looks like a time saving method. Love your letters/words!

LA Paylor said...

Your scrap containment system is a lot neater than mine! I try to squeeze too many scraps in my boxes! But it's similar... check out my blog probably under the label studio or scrap containment.
LeeAnna Paylor