Storing a Stash

Having a blank slate to set up my new sewing studio was exciting but overwhelming. I loIMG_4639ve the white walls, the abundance of windows and natural lighting, and simply having a place of my own to stitch, sew, and quilt.

I love my Kallax cutting/storage table, which holds up to 40 bins of cotton fabric, tools, and supplies. Using the storage bins allows me to sort fabrics by project, but I still want to add wheels so I can move it about the studio as needed. I also need to purchase and paint a flat interior door to place on top. The table is just a great addition to the studio that I can use for cutting, crafting, choosing fabrics, designing patterns, and more.

But the 15+ large plastic bins of felted wool and cotton fabric stacked against onIMG_4642e wall was not attractive, it was difficult to get at wool and cotton on the bottom of the pile, and I couldn’t easily see my collection.

Thus, I made another trip to Ikea and purchased a 4×4 cube Kallax storage unit to replace the large plastic bins. I also purchased a few small plastic storage bins for my fat quarter, black-and-white, and batik collections, but I opted to simply place the zippered plastic bags of felted wool directly into the cubby holes. (I keep the wool bagged with cedar balls to ward off moths!) Now I have easy access to my fabric and wool, plus I can quickly locate particular colors as needed.