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!

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