Friday, July 24, 2015

FABRIC STORAGE SOLUTION AND AN IMPROMPTU GIVEAWAY

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

If you've been reading my latest posts, you know I'm on an organizing kick, and I'm always looking for storage solutions. I've run out of open storage space for my fat quarters and needed a more efficient way to store them. When I was at Quilt Market this May, I saw some new dies from Sizzix that I thought would help me get more organized in the sewing room. They cut a handy fat quarter wrap, photo box folder, and spool card to help store your fabric.


I used some colorful mat board from my local crafts store and my Sizzix Fabi Cutter to create them.


Here's what they look like once they're cut...


For the fat quarter wrap, you simply wrap the fabric around the mat board, starting with the back side.



Of course you could also fold the fabric a little wider to make more efficient use of the wrap like they did in the Sizzix booth (shown below) but I left mine just the way it came folded. 


The fat quarter wraps fit neatly in a typical photo storage box that you can get at crafts stores. 


You can use the photo box folder die to cut dividers for your fat quarter wraps. I used a green accent color for my dividers, which I plan to label once I fill my box with goodies. I used a gold mat board for the fat quarter wraps since it goes with many colors. The featured fabrics in the photo below are from Riley Blake's recent line, Little Joys. They're the perfect festive prints for the holidays.



The spool die came in handy for storing my many bits of ribbon, twine, trim, and even my vintage buttons. In the Sizzix booth photo, above, you can see how they cleverly grouped these cards by punching holes in the top and gathering them on a metal ring. I think these cards would make a pretty presentation for gifts to give your sewing friends. I have several in the works for mine.


The thread cards even feature a handy notch to secure the start and end of your embellishments. I love that I can create as many of these handy helpers as I need. Now I'm on the lookout for mat board in fun colors! If any of you know of good sources, please email me. My local store didn't have a lot to choose from. The spools die retails for $15.99, the fat quarter wrap for $29.99, and the photo box folder for $29.99.


At Spring Quilt Market, Sizzix also debuted dies designed by Kid Giddy to create this darling hedgehog and owl. I quickly snapped them up at Sample Spree. Both dies retail for $29.99 each.



For more details on these clever dies, check out the Sizzix website here or to locate a store that carries Sizzix dies, visit this link. To help you get started organizing your own fabric and to enhance your fabric stash a little, I'm giving away a pretty photo storage box, four fat quarters from Riley Blake's new fabric collection, Vintage Market, and the three spool cards adorned in embellishments that you see in the photo below.



Anyone is welcome to enter the giveaway (including international visitors). To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me which of the featured dies you like best and why. I'm always interested to hear your thoughts and find out what things are of most use to you. If you are an official follower who shows up in Google Followers, you can have an extra entry by leaving an additional comment as my thank you for your support (You need to leave a separate comment as I will select winners via Random Generator). You have until Wed., July 29th, at noon central time to enter. I'll draw a winner via Random Generator and announce him or her by 6 p.m. on the 29th. The winner will have until Friday, July 31st at noon central time to contact me with his or her mailing address. Good luck to all who chose to enter!

32 comments:

  1. I love the idea of die cutting mat board to make storage solutions...in fact, this post has sparked my creativity - thank you! I think I like the fat quarter wrap the best, but the spool is very useful too. Very cute and clever hedgehogs and owls, as well. :-)

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  2. ...and, of course, I am an official follower who shows up in Google Followers...

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  3. I like them all but since I need to choose, I pick the fat quarter template. These are so neat and I do need to organize better than what I have right now. thanks for the opportunity to win. bettyharden at charter dot net

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  4. What a great idea!! I think I would find the thread cards the most useful as I could use them to store ribbons and trims as well as threads!

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  5. The fat quarter wrap is very cool. I like that it fits perfect in the photo boxes. I already store my fat quarters on those kind of boxes and the wrap makes it look even more organized. Very Cool.

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  6. Oh! These are awesome and I love the FQ wraps most!!! I need this system to get my stash organized and looking fabulous!!

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  7. The FQ boards are the best! And the idea of storing them in photo boxes is perfect. kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  8. FOLLOW - GFC!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  9. HI, NEAT IDEAS! THINK I LIKE THE FATQUARTER WRAP THE BEST! THANKS FOR YOUR INSPIRATION! THANKS TOO, FOR A CUTE GIVEAWAY! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  10. Hi, I like the fatquarter wrap the best. Great idea for organizing the fabric. Thankyou for all the ideas.

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  11. I love the thread cards, they look so useful for lots of things :) Thanks for the chance to win too!

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  12. I love the fat quarter die cut! Very handy & cute too . . . love the pretty edges. Have a great week!

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  13. Hi Kimber, What great ideas. I love the spool dies. They look so lovely with the ribbons and buttons on them. Hugs, Christine xx

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  14. As you know, I've been following you for quite a while now. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  15. Kimber, I absolutely love this idea of yours and may have to start organizing my fat quarters this way. I love this idea and it would take up less room. Thanks much.

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  16. The fat quarter wrapper is pretty neat! I think it would be nice for all the quarters I am always picking up.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  17. I like the sissix triplets pinwheels and hot air balloon set because they are really cute and unique

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  18. The FQ boards are the best and it's terrific they fit in those storage boxes which are easy to find!

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  19. What a cooool idea!!! Love the fat quarter wraps! (I am "addicted" to fat Quarters! giggle... Very clever to store in the pretty Photo Boxes too... Thanks for sharing your ideas! & chance to win! :)
    Also...LOVE the Hedgie & Owl!!! Sooooo cute!

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  20. Am a follower thru GFC now too! :) (Found you thru this Give-a-way...thru Giveaway Roundup by Missouri Mel)

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  21. I love the hedgehog. It is amazing that it came from dies.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  22. I follow on GFC as Mrs. Kathy Davis.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  23. I like the spool dies. Think this is a great idea for sorting ribbons and notions.
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  24. I have the Spools die and love it! I keep all of my quilt binding wrapped around them! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. The fat quater wraps are great idea! I really need to do that, My fat quaters are escaping at the moment.

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  26. I am now an official follower. I love your site! Back to browsing.

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  27. That thread card looks so useful - love the way you can wrap ribbon & add buttons too!

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  28. For cuteness factor I'd have to say the hedgehog. He's adorable! The spool cards would come in pretty handy in my chaotic work space. :)

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  29. Wow, thanks for sharing. I love the Fat Quarter die the best, but all are great.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  30. I follow you via GFC, email.
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  31. The spool die would be my first choice. I buy my ribbon in hanks or by the metre rather than the roll and my ribbon baskets are chaotic. I think it's also nice to send a treat to a friend like ribbon or buttons and these cards would be the perfect way to display the gift.

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