Happy Friday everyone! So – how is your Craft Room Overhaul going? I managed to get through area 2 and and I’m steadily working on my notions. I’m not quite there yet – I think a few “builds” need to happen so I can figure out exactly where some homes are going to be. But – it’s progressing! Kim and I want to keep you motivated though so we’re going to introduce the next section to work on – books and patterns!
For me to sort my books I’m going to have to do a little work on fabric first. If you look at the picture below, all my books are unreachable behind all the bins of random fabric and projects.
I have two shelves of quilt books, one shelf of craft books a nd then random things stored on the rest. I plan on pulling everything off that shelving unit and reorganizing the whole thing. I also need to make it so I can actually get to that shelf otherwise what’s the point!?
Patterns! I have tons of patterns! I actually started working on these a little last week since it turned out to be a great project to work on while I watch tv.
My first step was to try to find all the patterns I had. I actually had most of them all in one area with just a little searching for more. I brought the bin upstairs.
After a little searching on what others do with pattern organization I decided to go with the comic book route. What does comic book rought mean?
Well – you put a comic book board into a comic book bag (#ad) and then the pattern in it.
Then you put the patterns into a comic book box. I’m really loving how it’s working. It fits most of my quilt patterns and then anything that’s printed on standard paper, I just fold in half and put it into the bag. I’ll also be able to put pattern pieces in the bags and really keep things together. As a bonus – all the patterns will be alphabetized and easy to flip through to find. It does cost a bit to get started but I think this is going to help me keep things organized and I’ll save money by not having to re-buy patterns I can’t find!
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Please link up pictures or videos of the current state of your patterns and books below so others can see they are NOT ALONE! We can do this together.