I just hang it in my sewing room closet along with others that are ready. This is especially nice when I go to sew the crazy quilt purses, because there is a lot of piecing as well as a lot of embellishing to do.
By Judy from Birmingham, AL
This saves time, as I then have one list with items to purchase for the things I do not have on hand, I don't need to search all the storage units, but one time, I have all of these in a basket. Then when I go shopping I take a dry eraser and the list in the plastic sleeve and get the items crossed off when I pick them up. I also keep a sleeve in the binder to track what I spent on the purchases, so if I sell them I can have the cost already laid out if questioned.
I also have 2 large white binders that I keep all patterns and ideas in that are stored in a craft organizer with wheels and is stored in closet, along with all my tools. Hope this helps someone out.
I also found a perfect storage unit. If I had the money and space for it I would have gotten it. It's called the original scrapbox at theoriginalscrapbox.com. It is ideal for all crafts and has a work space that folds up. They come in several sizes. This site also has other storage items to purchase
By Carol from Minot, ND
Source: Me, myself, and I and my sister Larue suggested
By Linda from Ashdown, AR
I have been knitting/crocheting and doing other needlework for over 45 years, so I have lots of patterns and instructions to keep track of. I also love using computers, so I decided to put the two pleasures together and save some space.
I have books of patterns that I have neatly compartmentalized in a tall "tower" shelf, organized by project type. Individual patterns or small leaflets I've picked up, I have scanned into my computer. I have a main folder in my Documents section for Needlework, then I have subfolders for the different project types: scarves, hats, rugs, baby blankets, etc. I used to divide the patterns only by knitting, crocheting, or whatever the technique, but discovered it was too time-consuming to remember where I'd put it. Now, I just look in the subject folder and they're so easy to find.
I have a laptop, a netbook, and a 7 inch tablet computer. I share all my needlework files between these computers, so no matter where I am, I can just look up the instructions - no paper patterns to lose or get ripped up. I can even use my computers to keep track of rows knitted or crocheted!
If you don't have a network set up so you can share your files between computers, there are many "cloud" services that allow you to store a limited number of "bytes" for free. I confess, I take advantage of these, too. That way, I don't worry about backing up my files too often, because they're available to me from 3 different computers, plus whatever cloud service it's on.
By Granny Sue
I haven't actually participated in a craft fair yet, but I'm trying to build up an inventory of my finished craft projects in preparation of a craft show. How does everyone store their finished crafts to keep them clean, etc.?
Brenda from Muncie, IN
I like to use those plastic zipper bags that curtains, etc come in. I collect them from friends and family and store them until needed. They keep my projects clean and still allow some air to circulate. I do a lot of plastic canvas and these bags are great.
I'm a girl who needs to organize, and I'm good and love art. Does anyone have any crafts that can be done to help organize? Also, I would be interested in free crafts. I don't have money to spend right now, the bank of Miss Daphne is broke. =)
By Miss Daphne