Click the photo above or go here to visit my pattern shop where you will find paper and PDF versions of my patterns for sale. I also have a fabric section where I list fabric bundles and occasional yardage.
Favorite Notions & Organizing Products for Quilters
Quilting Essentials: Basics
(Rotary cutter, cutting mat, and rulers)
- I love the OLFA 24″ x 36″ Double-Sided, Self-Healing Rotary Mat for cutting out big projects. If you are limited for space, an Olfa Gridded Cutting Mat-18″X24″ 1 pcs sku 643937MA is just a little smaller and will also work.
- For traveling and classes I love the 17″ x 24″ folding mat. It’s amazing to me that the seam never interrupts cutting. There is also a 12″ x 17″ folding mat that works well for traveling, too.
- Having a mini mat next to your sewing machine helps for when you need to do quick trimming while sewing.
- This rotating cutting mat is a lifesaver when you are trimming blocks that need to be rotated half way through the trimming process (or when using templates). I used it for the first time while visiting Fat Quarter Shop to do videos…and ended up going home with one!
Of course there are many other rulers that are extremely helpful, but you’ll be able to work on just about any project with the above rulers.
Quilting Essentials: Notions
Quilting Essentials: Organizing Products
2. Another Lazy Susan perfect for storing quilting supplies (and for using in your bathroom and pantry as well) is this clear acrylic divided Lazy Susan!
3. This photo caddy which coordinates with the Lazy Susan above is perfect for storing rulers and additional tools (there are two separate dividers in the back which will both hold rulers up to 11 ½″ wide with an additional three divided areas in the front where you can store scissors, small rulers, and rotary cutters. Plus, you can customize the photo inserts with pictures of family, favorite quotes, or quilts!
4. These baskets are perfect for storing fabrics and pre-cuts. Recently, I’ve been trying to move more of my fabric storage out of plastic containers and into containers made of natural fibers. I love the fact that I can attach a label easily, and that I can organize a lot of fabric in here. Get these versatile baskets here.
5. I have two bobbin storage rings. They are perfect for storing bobbins at home in your sewing room, and they also travel well! I like to keep one with just neutral threads and the other one with colors I typically use for bindings.
6. These project storage boxes are perfect for storing works in progress, and they stack well, too. I also keep a lot of smaller projects in project storage bags I make…details on this post.
7. This extra large tote is the perfect size to store rolled up quilts for decor or for use in a family room or bedroom.
8. And this one is on my wish list…this wood cubby in white or pine has three 9″ x 9″ wire baskets perfect for storing fabric! And you can hang quilts or decor on the pegs!
Thanks so much for stopping by…and happy quilting!