Monday, August 19, 2019

10 Minute Tip

When prepping for a new project (perhaps a SEW ALONG?) I like to get organized. I choose a bin to hold all of the fabrics, the printed instructions, and any special rulers or tools I might need. This way, I can keep everything together and ready to go. I also put the finished blocks and cut pieces in the bin as well. I use binding clips to hold pieces together that I don't want to get separated from one another. I keep scraps from previous steps in the bin as well, they might come in handy in future steps! Once the quilt or project is complete, I can empty the bin and use it again for another project.

I use these bins (older version) because they close and they stack. I have a dozen or more in several different sizes. They are great for taking projects along to bee group, sewing days, classes or retreats.

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Enjoy every stitch!



  1. Shared your see along with my friends at retreat

  2. Great idea--Since I am trying to scale back to smaller pieces these days--this would really work for me--instead of shoving everything in my drawer and just stacking them all up--which always gets messed up..thanks, Diane hugs, Julierose

  3. I do this already and it does work until I'm looking for a missing ruler and can't remember which bin it might be in. Then there's the problem of having too many WIPs and UFOs and running out of space to stack the bins. I mostly use the square scrapbook bins which nicely hold twelve inch blocks.


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