Today I’m sharing a few non-quilting items that I have found useful for quilting.
Clear Plastic Trash Bags. I keep a package of these handy and wrap any quilts or fabric I’m going to mail in one of them. I seal it with clear packing tape. That way, if the box gets wet in transit, the fabric has some protection. I won’t tell you how I learned that the trash bags you can’t see through are a BAD idea… Glad makes the clear ones in several sizes.
Binder Clips. I have these in two sizes as a legacy of Judy Niemeyer’s classes, which require extreme organization. I now use them to hold binding in a reasonable roll while I’m storing it, to hold quilt pieces together when I’ve cut a bunch of the same size for a project, etc, etc. They’re pretty handy as chip clips in the kitchen, too–they don’t break like the usual plastic chip clips. You can find them at any office supply store.
Ponytail Holders. These are handy for putting around a spool to keep the thread from wandering, tangling, etc, while the spool of thread is in storage. If found this small size,
which is handy for the smaller diameter spools, for $1 at a store that will remain nameless. These also come in a larger size that works well for larger spools.
What non-quilting items do you find useful in your studio?