Tuesday, September 15, 2009

All People Quilt .com

I was looking at allpeoplequilt.com today when I came across some fun and useful storage ideas. I thought I would share a couple of the ideas with you. For more Ideas head over to their website :) They have lots of awesome stuff to share ;)

I love this storage idea. Use an old/new shoe organizer for holding fabrics and other trims. It would be so easy to use just hang it up on the back of any door and Va' la its right there where you can have easy access and fast viewing of content. I think this would also make a great place to organize all of those scraps by color... Come on admit it!!! I know your like me and every other person that sews... I know that all sewers save their scraps. I don't know about you but I hate to throw away any fabrics. I'm even hard pressed to throw away those tiny little square up slivers. I know they could be used for art quilts. Oh snap... I think, I might put this idea to use for all of my ribbons, trims, lace, and rick rack and those odd bits of fabric scraps when I return home from holiday :)

It looks like they used a door for the top of this storage idea :)

Now here was a very clever idea.. use those kitchen storage racks for holding fabrics and supplies. Just add a table type surface and you have a cutting and ironing station. All handy in one fast and easy to set up spot. I have used hollow core doors for table tops... they work out great. I have used sawhorses and doors to set my sewing machines up on for easy access and use.

I already have a nice cutting station that I up-cycled from old bedroom nightstands. I used an old table top and just set it a top old nightstands and it was an instant place to put my huge rotary cutting mat. I also have drawers to hold things like ... tissue paper, books, patterns, extra supplies. If you look around I am sure you will find something to make an awesome cutting surface out of for next to nothing. I think I paid 5 bucks for both nightstands and I was given the table top free :)
I have used this set up for over 3 years now.. I don't know what I would do with out it now. It is just the right height for this little short fat granny.
I am keeping an eye out for other things I can use to replace the sawhorses, that I am currently using for my sewing machine tables. Some day I will spy the the items that are needed. I have been looking for good used cabinets with drawers.. but so far no luck on good used ones. New ones are too expensive for me :o(
So ladies look around for those fantastic items that can be up-cycled. if you do create something let me know I would love to see photos.

For more fun Ideas and other wonderful stuff go visit the all people quilt website.. You won't be sorry.


CathyJean said...

Thanks passing along the great storage ideas ~ I'm going to need all the help I can get after I move, my "sewing space" is going to be a lot smaller :(
Hey! how did you know I can't throw out fabric scraps?!! lol! you been over here snoopin'? ha! I'm having a hard time packing up my sewing stuff because I can't part with anything *sigh* I guess we are all alike:)

Barb said...

I love that site....go there often but missed out on the storage ideas, thanks...

My name is Wendy . . . said...

That clear shoe pouch idea that fits on the back of a door is sensational!
Thanks . . .

Anonymous said...

I have a shoe thingy on the back of my door as well. It is great! I also have a door as a table top across two saw horses in the garage. Makes for a great work area! As far as scraps, I finally figured out to do with the ones that can't be used...I use the rotary cutter and shred them. Makes great stuffing. Takes lots of pictures to share with us from your trip! hugs - R

Yarni Gras! said...

those are awesome ideas!