Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Real Studio Tour

 On this tour we are sharing nontraditional tools we use while sewing. I wracked my brain trying to think of something I've used in my studio that I haven't seen anywhere else and this is what I came up with. If you scroll down you'll see I just completed a mandala style log cabin, trying to use up scraps. In order to keep my scraps sorted out by color I grabbed some of these hooks from the kitchen and hung the grocery bags full of strips on my fabric shelves. They sat right next to my position at the sewing machine so I could just reach over and grab the appropriate color while I was sewing. My studio is SO SMALL I really don't have room to pile the scraps on my sewing table. So this worked out great!
You may recognize those fabric shelves from Ikea, I love them (those are my hand dyed fabrics in the drawers, hence all the solids). Well the coffee cup hooks are also from Ikea! 
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  1. That is a good way to organize your color scraps. Lovely quilt too!

  2. Very smart way to organize your scraps and have them close by. Thanks for joining the tour!

  3. Excellent idea! You have a lovely blog!

  4. What a great idea! I can see all sorts of applications for this. Whatever would we do without Ikea?

  5. A great idea! I have similar drawer sets from Container Store. I wish I still lived near one of those stores...

  6. Well thats takeing it to the next step!
    I have used grocery bags for color sorting for scrappy and then had them piled on the table and have to dig for a color bag...I never thought to hang them up like that!
    Thanks for the idea and I am loveing this little "tour"