I picked up this lovely old cassette tape tray at a thrift shop a month or so ago for $3.
Before I had even left the store I knew what I wanted to do with it.
Store all of those lovely scraps of fabric that I hang onto for various projects.
How do you organize fabric scraps?
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This is a brilliant idea – and it looks so inspiring too!
Oh that’s so pretty! I’m going to be on the look out for one of those now.
Pure brilliance – much better than just thrown in a basket!
Thank you Heather – and yes that is exactly how mine were before.
Thank you Evelyn
i just came across you blog , i love it already. so many inspiring ideas you have on here. thanks.
thank you so much Danielle.
Dana, some of them are fat quarters, others literally are scraps from projects in varying sizes. Are couple of the scraps in there are the bottoms that I have trimmed off curtains that have been too long.
Love this! I’m thinking of doing this with my fabric scraps. About how big are the scraps of fabric in each slot?
Oh my gosh, I have two of these for cassettes. This is perfect. You are now officially on my “Tell Santa She Has Been Very Good” list.
Ha! Thank you 🙂
Seeing as you have 2, I have seen on Pinterest a couple of other fun ideas that others have done. One used it for stamp pads and another used it for storing rolls of ribbons.
Hmm, good question, I didn't have any problems with catching. Is some of your wood splintered? Maybe take a little sandpaper to those sections. If I had a slightly larger piece of fabric, or one that I'd cut sections out of previously, I folded the sides in first to make it the width of the space, then folded it down so it would sit nicely in the little compartments without pieces sticking out.
How did you get the fabric to slide in without catching?
I think I might be trying to use this for scraps that are too big. I think I’ll make a few double width sections since you didn’t use some special trick.
Thanks for replying so quickly!
Yay, that's great news Liz. Thank you for letting me know.
It worked! Double sections let me put in those larger scraps that aren’t quite big enough for my other system, but won’t fold down to a single slot. It also worked for scraps of heavier fabric like corduroy.
just saw this on Pinterest (love, love that site)! my thought would be that you could cut a piece of cardboard the size of an old cassette box (that originally fit in there) to use as your guide to fold your fabric around and then slide the cardboard out to reuse OR could leave the cardboard in like the large bolts of fabric in the stores.
would fat quarters folded right be able to fit in there? thanks!!
Great idea, also quite inspirational for colour combinations. A visual treat and clever storage. Genius. Thank you!
This is so uncanny. I just found you and I already have my scraps organized like this though I don’t recall whose site I got the idea from originally. I am determined that 2020 is the year to get everything as organized as possible.