Organizing Sewing Needles & Pins

I have 4 sewing machines. My 8 year old daughter and I each have a basic Kenmore, I have a serger, and I have my long-arm quilting machine. Each of these machines has their own needles and I use different lengths of pins for a variety of projects. Now how to organize them all so I can find them when I need them? The Domestic Diva’s Disaster’s blog has also had this problem and she posted an informative article on just how to organize the needles and pins. What is your favourite tip and/or how do you organize your supplies?

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Organize Your Small Sewing Space

I am fortunate to have a bedroom size sewing room in our basement. I do have a 10-foot long arm machine frame in the room so it does cut the size down a bit and so I do need to get creative with storing and organizing in the room. Andrea’s Notebook has come up with 5 Tips to Organize your Small Sewing Space. My favourite tip that I need to employ is to use vertical space. What is your favourite tip?

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Hot & Cold Pack Sewing Tutorial

I have a lot of scraps. I am often cold. I have children who often get scrapes and bumps. What do all of these things have in common? Today’s idea to make your own hot/cold packs by A Bee in my Bonnet is the solution to all these situations.

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Fabric Display to Inspire

Fabric is so sensory to me. I love the crisp smell of it, the colours entrance me, the feel just makes me imagine it in a completed quilt or garment. When I purchase it, often-times it gets folded and kept in a drawer until I (eventually) get to using it in a project. I like this idea from Torie Jayne of using hanging baskets to display the fabric to keep me inspired. How do you store and get inspired by your fabric?

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Welcome! I'm Elizabeth. The Ruthless Crafter specializes in knit and crochet character hats for makers and wearers. My mission is to help you express your playful side.

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