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Budget doesn't mean that your studio can't be an organized and well functioning space. Here are some of our favorite creative ideas with items that might just be found in your bathroom, garage, or other rooms of your home.

Make drawer organizers using boxes and small dishes found around your home. Kitchn


Jacquie Gering uses PVC pipes to store completed quilts. KansasCityStar

Label your cords with bread tags. Pinterest

 
Repurpose a chest of drawers from another room in your home. Fourgenerations


Condiment cups and a K-cup spinner hold small beads and sequins while not taking up a great deal of table space. TheCraftyPickle

Simple wooden clothes pins keep your embroidery floss in order and look luscious in a bowl. MrsJones

Don't have a lot of space but still want a stylish work table? Check out this great idea using books, an Ikea tabletop and one Linmon table leg. IKEA


Make a pressing station using a TV tray. Cleverlittlemouse

A clear shoe organizer is a great place to store scraps. Quiltforkeeps


Pedicure foam cushions hold bobbins from rolling around in a drawer. ManoaRoad

Baby food jars with painted lids for storing beads or other small items. Thecraftynest

A cutting table with fabric storage. de Jong Dream House

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Comments   
#19 vintagelady 2018-05-07 15:27
The plastic pipe seems like a waste of the space.
Shelves for folded fabric would be much better. More fabric for available space.
#18 coliptt 2018-05-07 14:32
Quoting Linda:
I agree with CHI3165, what was the setup in the photo to lead to the link? It kind of looked like a storage system from IKEA with a tabletop on the top.

Here is the link I found for the "hack" https://www.ikeahackers.net/2012/12/expedit-sewingcraftingcutting-table.html
#17 Marlene Stabin 2018-05-07 09:29
I love some of the ideas that would work in my small spare bedroom. Love clothespins for embroidery floss. If careful you could put dmc number on it. Bobbin storage, labeling cords, I already use a dresser for some fabric and odds and ends notions.
#16 Teresa 2018-01-29 07:57
The clothespin idea is nice but I would have to write a DMC number somewhere so I would know which color it is besides red, green, blue and yellow. LOL
#15 Linda 2018-01-29 07:47
Loved the idea of repurposing a TV tray for an ironing surface which then can be moved around where needed with less up and down especially while paper piecing.
#14 Niagara Quilter 2018-01-29 06:45
I roll my fabrics and arrange by color, separated by cardboards in an ordinary bookshelf.
This way Imcan see the ends of the fabrics, they are easy to remove without making a mess, and little rolls can easily be seen.Deciding on fabric is easier as there are only small amounts of color. Got this idea from a quilt book
#13 SueBuck 2016-08-25 09:41
I've learned the hard way that when you decide on a certain plastic container/bin, buy them all at once! I've had a hard time finding the same design when going back to the store (a few months later) when I decided to expand my storage space. When they're all alike, it looks so much nicer.
#12 Elana 2016-08-23 10:03
I was thinking that the shoe bag organizer would be a nice way to organize strips while making a pineapple or log cabin quilt.
#11 Alice 2016-08-22 22:09
I love all these ideas for storage, especially the clothes pins for embroidery thread. I can"t wait to get some clothes pins.
#10 DBLTurtle 2016-08-22 21:09
I will be working on setting up a new studio in a new home soon! May have to incorporate some of these ideas! Thanks for sharing them.
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