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This week's tip is a great one. Everyone seems to have an old plastic shoe hanger laying around. Shoe hangers are one of those household products that always seem like a good idea at the time, but then when you get home and try it out, it proves to be more trouble than it's worth. Especially if you buy the cheapest kind that has the clear plastic on the front. The good news is: if you are one of the people who have tried and failed to make your shoe hanger work, there's an alternative use for it that works so well for organizing your quilt projects!
Tip: Use a shoe hanger to store all of the different pieces for your WIPs.
Once I read this tip, I immediately ran to my closet and dusted off the shoe hanger that I had just collecting dust on the shelf. If you don't already have one, you can buy one at almost any department store for between $5-10 dollars. If you do have to buy one, I suggest that you look for the shoe hangers that have the clear plastic fronts so that you can see the contents of each pocket.
This is SUCH a great way to keep all of the pieces of your project together in one neat and tidy space. I placed the quilt top, threads, binding and pattern all in their own pockets, and by storing each project's pieces on the same row, I am able to keep track of everything I have.
We liked this project so much that we are now using it in our office's sewing space too!