Creative Spaces… the last week!

It’s the last week in our Creative Spaces Blog Hop!

Have you enjoyed this week’s tips?



Cherry Blossom Quilting you’re here 🙂


Morning Glory Designs

Sew Many Creations


Seams Like a Dream

Poor House Quilt Designs

Desert Bloom Quilting


Canton Village Quilt Works

Cranberry Pie Designs


 Avery Lane Designs

Christa Quilts



Swan Amity


Funky Friends Factory

Simple Arts

Joanne Sharpe

Creative Spaces… Week 6, Day 1

Can you believe it’s Week 6 in our Creative Spaces Blog Hop?

In this last week in the hop our focus is on rulers and tools, and just like fabric, rulers and tool collecting can be hard to resist, right?

My studio is divided into two rooms by a bathroom, and behind the bathroom is this little area that turned into the perfect space to store rulers, tools, stabilizers, etc., of course, it is a little tight, therefore a bit hard to photograph, haha!!

On the right side, I hung peg boards purchased at my local home improvement store, and even though I like to use white paint on most everything, I wanted the peg boards to recede a bit, so I paint them with leftover aqua paint from my walls. They’re hung with spacers to allow room for the pegs. Absolutely love how easy it is to find specific rulers, embroidery hoops, cutting mats, and a few extras. 

The little table on the left side holds plastic bins that store tools I don’t use often… my grommet punch and grommets, hot glue gun, button maker……the file sorter on top of the shelf holds small cutting and ironing mats.

I love the two ClosetMaid storage racks my husband hung…It’s so easy to find that specific glue, baggies, or the right size quilting masking tape I may need!We hung a 2′ x 4′ peg board in between the two racks to store other fun finds. 

So, how do you store your rulers? Do you have any tips you’d like to share?

I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you’ll visit Tammy, also sharing today!

One more week left to enter our Grand Prize!

If you haven’t enterd, visit this post!


Creative Spaces… Week 5, Days 2, 3, 4

The Creative Spaces Blog Hop continues with great button and embellishment organization tips:

Day 2

Reeze of Morning Glory Designs

and Jessica of Sew Many Creations

On Day 3

Kate at Seams Like a Dream

Kris at Poor House Quilt Designs

Jessica at Desert Bloom Quilting

Day 4

Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works

and Vicki at Cranberry Pie Designs

Creative Spaces… Week 5, Day 1

I can’t believe it’s Week 5 already!

This week we share storage tips for thread, buttons and embellishments…

…all the yummy and oh so hard to resist items we bring home, but boy can it get messy and, easily lost! Let me share how I try to keep it under control.

These thread racks are a fantastic way to add color to your sewing space while keeping everyday threads easily accessible, plus, you know at a glance if you are running low on anything. I painted the racks white and hung them on the wall next to my sewing machine; the one on the left holds my piecing, applique, and a few specialty threads, the rack on the right holds all my Aurifil 12wt threads.

The majority of the thread I use for longarm quilting comes in large spools that require a bit more space. I found the plastic boxes at a big-box store and they fit nicely on the metal shelves.The threads are grouped by color, plus a few drawers for variegated, neon, and specialty threads. A couple of drawers hold longarm quilting templates, and of course, there’s the catch-all drawer that’s always a bit messy!

Remember the little cabinet on wheels that stores my Crossover II? These drawers hold most of my hand work threads and for the most part are grouped by type… the top drawer catches the rest of all the yummy finds!

I love machine embroidery and have been collecting these threads for a very long time, but I’m running out of bins! This shelf sits under my table and it is also on wheels.These plastic bins are made to hold mid size spools and are grouped by color. 

Embellishments! Yikes, this stuff can get crazy, especially the ric-rac! This shelf holds photo boxes I’ve collected over the years and are a perfect way to “hide” the madness, haha! The old flower vases are a fun way to store bag-hardware and other little odd items.

The photo boxes are labeled and filled with ribbon, zippers, velcro, ric-rac trim, elastic, Yo-Yos, etc. The photo boxes come with dividers and are great for separating things.

Buttons! Love my buttons! They can add so much detail to a project and well, they’re just fun objects!! This old CD shelf… remember those? got a few coats of white paint and is the perfect width to hold a variety of glass jars.

Just love all the color! The IKEA jars hold a rainbow of buttons… I need a few more, just wish we had an IKEA in Louisiana!And these little jelly mason jars store hand dyed buttons.

How do you store your buttons, thread and embellishments?

And then, there is batting… oh goodness, let’s not go there just yet!

And talking about batting, have you tried Bosal’s products yet? If not, you may want to enter this giveaway.

Bosal would like to give several of their wonderful products to two readers of the Creative Spaces Blog Hop! Enter below for a chance!

A winner will be chosen on August 12. Contest open to all, International winners pay shipping.