Organizing your growing craft and quilting supplies doesn’t need to be expensive. Read about 5 items that I picked up at the Dollar Tree that keep my sewing room organized!
Link to a full YouTube video can be found at the end of the post.
Don’t you think that as a quilter you actually have three separate hobbies?
- Hobby #1: Shop for supplies (so fun! so easy!!)
- Hobby #2: Organize the growing mounds of supplies (it should be cute!)
- Hobby #3: Actually use up the supplies (when you get around to it)
I can honestly say I enjoy each of the three hobbies equally. Sometimes I just sit in my sewing room and look at my pretty supplies.
I pet my fabric.
I move little notions from this bin to that bin.
Then I look for new ways to organize my ever-growing pile of books and patterns.
Organizing my craft room is FUN! But! It can also get expensive!
That’s why I went to the Dollar Tree with a mission of finding a few items that will keep me organized, but won’t bust the bank (because after all, that money is better spent on more fabric!)
Top 5 Dollar tree organizing items (and a bonus!)
Craft Room Organization Idea #1 | Book Bin
I found this book bin in the school supply / teacher’s section of Dollar Tree. This could be used to organize ALL of your books and patterns, but what I like to use it for is to keep my current projects front and center.
Store this near your sewing machine and keep all of your current books and patterns handy.
Craft Room Organization Idea #2 | Tool Box
Found in the automotive aisle, this little toolbox is the perfect size for storing Aurafil thread. I have at least a dozen spools in here, and as you can see a few more would fit in there with them.
Craft Room Organization Idea #3 | Zipper Seal Bags
I can’t tell you how much I use zip seal bags in and around my craft room. I use them to corral and organize various items, but what I love them for the most is keeping pieces of quilt blocks together until I am ready to sew them.
You already know that I love to “Batch Process” my projects (you can find more on how I do that here). Basically it means that I like to cut all at once.
When I do this, I store the pieces in these zip seal bags and LABEL them. That way, I keep everything together and can quickly sew up the block at a quilt retreat.
Craft Room Organization Idea #4 | Magnetic Tins
These magnetic tins are found in the school supply / teacher’s section and I like them because they can store small items and then I can store the tin on my lockers (or any magnetic surface).
I can think of hundreds of things that you can store in these (straight pins, basting pins, etc). Pictured here are my trusty binding clips.
Craft Room Organization Idea #5 | Plastic Basket
I know we can all think of ALLL the things we can put in this basket, but honestly, it is so cute that I am going to use it to store a couple of quilts in and use it for a display.
But beyond that, use it for books, fabric, notions….anything can go in it! I saw it in a couple of different colors, too, but pink was just my style!
Craft Room Organization Idea #6 | BONUS ITEM!
I just couldn’t leave this last item behind when I saw it, because I knew right away what I would use it for….SNACKS!
These tiny containers with lids are in the kitchen section and there are 10 in the package. You also likely know that the Dollar Tree sells theatre-sized candy, so I know this would be a great way to portion-control the sugar, but still have it near by!
That’s it, friends! These are the 5 things (plus the bonus item) I picked up at the Dollar Tree. Anything else you can think of? I’d love to hear back from you!
Here is a link to a full YouTube video I did on these items!