These clear Protect-n-Stor plastic storage boxes can be found in the scrapbooking section at Jo-Ann. The are about half the cost of other similar storage boxes and they are frequently on sale with other storage options (like Monday when all storage was 60% off).
They have an inside dimension of 12x12 which accommodates flat storage of blocks less than 12". I can stack five of these in an Itso cube from Target.
So how do I use these? I kit up projects which I definitely plan to make and for which I have selected fabric by cutting the basic strips and pieces so that I can return the remainder of the fabric into circulation on my shelves. I also write notes to myself about where I left off and what I plan to do because it can be months before I get back to the project. I go a step further and label the box if the project requires any special tools.
That way if I want to grab a project to take to a retreat or sit 'n' sew I know what tools I will need. And if I am missing that tool, I can quickly check to see if I left it in the box the last time I worked on the project (it happens more than I want to admit ;D)
I've been accused of being OCD. Not sure about the O part, but the fact I have 50 of these boxes prepared definitely makes me guilty of the C part!!
I'd love to hear about and share tips from my readers. Look for another tip next Tuesday.