February 2, 2017

Quilt Project Storage Solution

I might be late to this party, but I thought I'd share in case someone was out of the loop like me! These boxes by ArtBin Essentials are the best thing that ever happened to my quilt project storage. They are actually craft boxes meant for scrapbook paper, but they are SO PERFECT for holding quilt projects. I got mine at WalMart, you can also find them online here. They have 12 inch and 6 inch options as well, which would work great for smaller quilt blocks in progress. The WalMart ones have latches that match the legs of my sewing table, so that was an obvious choice for me, ha! :)


These ones measure about 13" by 14", and are the perfect size for holding WIPs (works in progress). I can keep cut pieces, finished blocks, backing, binding, and whatever else applies to that project, all together! This is my current red and aqua scrap project which you can read about here. It's such an easy, relaxing project, and I'm in love with the backing I have waiting for it! It's the grey floral from Strawberry Biscuit by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics- one of my all time favorite prints. I don't know about you, but I tend to be very forgetful and if I don't keep my backing with its intended project, I sometimes use it on something else accidentally!


These would be the perfect size to hold 12" blocks for swaps. They'd be flat, tidy, and safe! I haven't done one of those swaps yet, but it's definitely on my list. I'm working on a Swoon (you can check it out here) quilt right now with 20" blocks, so I just fold them gently and keep them in there with the backing and the fabric for the blocks I haven't made yet.


I've noticed that some people have guilt about WIPs. I kind of understand why, but really, I love mine! I love being able to choose which one I feel like working on, and having them in cute boxes makes it even more fun. This is my 6" sampler box- a project I am super excited to finish, hopefully this year! I have about 60 blocks so far, plus the scraps I'm using for it, and binding and backing.


This is not a sponsored post by the way, I just really truly love these boxes. I keep them under my sewing table and it gives me peace of mind to know where all components of my projects are, what fabric is already assigned to what ("free", available fabric is folded on my shelving unit), and mostly- that they are safe from the 3 small male hooligans that live with me :) Seriously, you never know what shenanigans will happen in this household. One time I found the scrap bin emptied, with a removed diaper and poop in the middle of it. It was disgustingly hilarious! (Don't worry, no scraps were harmed or contaminated, and the carpet was cleaned, deeply.)

What is your favorite quilting storage solution? I would love to know!

7 comments :

  1. ooh, this is such a great idea!! need to do this to not only sewing projects but the wool felt pieces too. Nicely played!

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  2. Oh yes, I use these too - they are fabulous! Although I have 5 times the number of boxes you show there. ☺️

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  3. I use something similar. Iris scrapbook cases. You can get them at Michael's Craft Store. I also my label maker noting the hashtag or project name for quick reference.

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  4. I have been using these Art Bins for years. They do make great storage for quilts in progress and for all the fabric that will be used later. I think these bins are in almost every room in my home :)

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  5. Believe it or not, I use these EXACT same storage boxes with the pretty aqua latches! I was just thinking that I need to go get a few more!

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  6. I've been using these for years as well. They're a great!

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  7. I use these also and they are great. I am pleased to say I just emptied one! I did not know they came in a smaller size.

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