Monday, January 26, 2009

Budget Storage for Quilting Tools

Quilters have a lot of tools, many of which are used frequently during any given project and need to be within arm’s reach as we sew and cut, rip and press, match and pin.

Keeping your quilting tools organized and close at hand – where you need them, when you need them – is ideal. The less time you spend searching for the tool or notion you need, the more time you have to be productive at the sewing machine.

The Masked Mommy’s blog has a creative storage solution that is not only budget friendly, but will also appeal to your creative side!

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Made from recycled cereal and muffin baking boxes and put together with homemade paper mache (strips of newspaper soaked in a mixture of flour and water), then painted in whatever fashion suits your decor, this unit couldn’t be a more frugal way to keep your quilting tools organized and on hand. The Masked Mommy gives complete step-by-step instructions.

Before you put that flour and water away, however, why not follow the Masked Mommy’s instructions again, use two (or more) cereal boxes cut as above, and make beautifully painted and decorated shelf holders for your quilting magazines!

3 comments:

Shirley said...

These are a great idea! I think they would be very very handy. Shirley

Jennifer said...

What a great idea! I have been wanting those magazine holders, but didn't want to spend the money for them. I am going to start saving our cereal boxes to try this project!! Thanks for the idea!

PegF said...

I've started using the deep, clear plastic containers that spinach or lettuce come in from the grocery store (although Costco's containers are deeper). They're free, you can see into them easily, and they stack nicely. One container usually will hold whatever you need for a given project.