Hi Sizzix friends, Nicole from Modern Handcraft here for today's Sizzix Tutorial with an organizational post to help you organize your fabric storage for the new year using Where Women Create Sizzix dies!
I first saw these two Sizzix dies at the Fall Quilt Market and was instantly in love! Anything that can assist me in keeping my sewing space tidy is a huge plus for me and these are a perfect solution for the many fat quarters and bits of binding I have left over.
There are many types of heavier paper options for making these, I went with magazine boards which are similar to comic book boards. These are easily found online or in comic book stores, are a heavier weight card stock and strong enough for keeping your fat quarters upright when storing. You may use chipboard which is also widely available in craft stores and in shops online.
For each die I used the Sizzix Sandwich - Cutting Pad, die facing up, card stock, Cutting Pad. I was also able to line up the card stock on the Fat Quarter die to allow enough left overs for the Spool die.
For your Fat Quarter storage, fold your fat quarter longways in half twice. Stick an end through the opening on the card and clip in place with a paper clip (optional).
Once you have the fat quarter of fabric wrapped around fold your edge under and pin in place with a straight pin or secure on the ends with two small binder clips.
The cut Spool pieces are just adorable and come in two styles on each die. You can punch a hold on either end for hanging.
These are fantastic for storing embroidery floss, the image above shows an entire floss bundle that is secured with the cut notch at the top. I also tested this out with leather rope, ribbon and of course....binding material for my quilts.
Another great way of using these is for organizing current and future projects. You can pull all of the fabrics needed for your next quilt, make your binding ahead of time and have it all ready to go! Plus it just looks nice on your sewing table waiting to be used.
I am looking forward to getting started on my entire fat quarter collection here soon to start my year on the right foot. Folding and keeping fat quarters in an orderly manner has not been a strong suit of mine and I feel like this will give me the motivation for an organized 2015!
Other Supplies Used:
- Magazine Board