Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Quilling Paper Storage
I recently built a new storage method for my quilling strips out of foam core. It's 27.5" wide x 10" long x 1.75" deep and fits in my Ikea shelf drawer. I like seeing and choosing from the whole range of colors at a glance.
I use scrap paper to "belt" the unruly waves so they stay orderly. To allow for different amounts of paper I ordered online, I varied the gaps between the 1/4" foam core divider walls. Notching a half moon out of the sides allows me to lift each layer up. Then I put elastic bands around each layer to keep them from doing any accidental back flips.
binder method. It's compact and I can quickly see what scrap I can use up before pulling out a new strip. It takes some time to put them in, but it saves much more time when finding what I want.
If a finished shape isn't quite to my liking, I'll store it in a fish tackle box like this and use it up some other time.
OK, I know I'm not the only one out there who likes to organize. What's your favorite storage method?