Welcome to the Year of the P.I.G.S (projects in grocery sacks) - sponsored by Jill at Ramblings of a Fabric and Yarn Obsessor.
Jill has asked us to write a bit today about how we store our PIGS -and how we keep them separate from the rest of our stash of fabrics and "stuff."
She also asked for photos - which she is not going to get... at least not in this post.
So - how do I store my PIGS?
Probably the best way will be a list:
1. plastic shoeboxes -clear sided. These mostly hold my precut scraps (cut to various sizes for future use) but a few hold unfinished projects. The great thing about these is that they stack easily and fit on my shelving units. They are also clear so I can see into them to see what project is lurking there.
2. "Take and Toss" containers - the ones made by Ziplock or Glad or the generic ones sold by my grocery store or Target. I usually get the ones that are about 4x6" and about 5 inches deep. These usually hold small scale projects, or scraps precut for a particular pattern that I make a lot of, like Lazy Girl Wonder Wallets, or mini composition book covers or sachets. I often write on the lid the dimensions of the scraps I need to cut to make those projects so when I am trimming leftovers I can just trim and drop them in for later assembly.
2. Art Bins - I only have 2, but they work!
3. Storage bags that sheets and blankets come in - those heavy squared off vinyl bags with the zippers. They are great for larger projects.
4. Zip top bags - the ever present zip top bags. I like these because I can write notes on them as I go along.
5. Fabric reusable grocery bags -these are also good for larger projects, backings and battings, take and go projects. I can also hang these from hooks in my closet.
and last but not least... 6. The bag the fabric came in from the store. Yes - some of them have never even made it out of those bags.
(but I did evict one little PIGGY this past week - from the store bag no less!!! Pics to follow when I can get someone to hold it up for me!)