Why Do I Need a Variety of Quilting Totes?

November 27, 2013

Creative clutter is better than idle neatness! (author unknown) 

Do you have a cluttered sewing room or a neat work area?  I can answer “yes” to both parts of that question depending on my present work situation.  However, I have discovered that I do need many types of quilting totes to help keep me somewhat organized. Quilting totes come in all sizes and can be used for many different aspects of our quilting endeavors.  Why do we need a variety of quilting totes?  Because. . . . . . . . .   ….we need organization next to our sewing machine for certain quilter supplies;         ….our sewing machine needs to be well taken care of when transported and what better way than in a tote with wheels?       ....we need to keep each project organized with all fabrics for quilting in one place;   ….we need to keep our fat quarters together to make it easier to create 4-patch blocks and other ongoing blocks for future quilt tops, as well as having “just a little” fabric available for that zinger piece needed for a project;       ….large quilting totes are always a good thing to have when transporting large projects to/from a class or quilting retreat;             ….sometimes we run out of enclosed quilting totes and have to turn to open baskets to consolidate fabrics for quilting for specific projects;         ….how else would you carry your threads or keep them contained in one place?         ….we all need a small sewing basket to hold our hand sewing quilter supplies;           ….where would we be without the last item on our list for quilting totes - a container for our leftover fabrics that we intend to do something with “someday”?     What kind of quilting totes do you have?  Do you use some unconventional items for quilting totes?  I like to use any and all “things” that I come across to organize my sewing room, and consider them all to be quilting totes.  We welcome your comments, which can be created by using the "Leave a Reply" box below. A new feature is the ability for you to attach photos to your comments. To attach a photo:  1.) At bottom of  "Leave a Reply" box, click on "Browse" or "Choose File".  2.) Find your photo in your computer's photo or document files.  3.) Double click on your photo file to attach it to your comment.  4.) The file name will be in the "Browse" or  "Choose File" window, although photo is not visible in Comment yet.  5.) Click "Submit Comment" to attach photo and complete Comment. Thanks for visiting us at QuiltAddict.com where quilting is……………..A Great Habit.