Thursday, July 1, 2010

Storing Strings

For years I have been keeping my fabric "strings" (tapered strips of fabric) loose in baskets, but this week I finally found a way to keep the strings organized and wrinkle-free in my sewing studio.

I started pressing the strings and placing them in wide plastic drawers. Two sheets of paper separate each layer (40 to 60 strings), and there are so many of them that some of the drawers have 8 layers!

There are six drawers in this set, and each drawer is marked on the outside with the particular color.
Oh, it will be so nice to just reach for the strings when I need them without having to straighten and press them.

To see how I use strings in quilts, go to the right column marked Labels and click on "string quilt".

1 comment:

Deb H said...

Wow! Now that's organization!
My studio looks like an explosion happened. Would you like to come to my house & help me organize too?