Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Tip for Tuesday

Don't overlook the office supply store as a 
source for quilty gadgets.

Here are a few examples:

Pencil Holders

Both of these gadgets are for holding pencils at a computer station.  I will say the blue knobby thing doesn't hold much more than a pencil, but it's so nice to have a pencil at hand to make a quick note about what you are doing or to draw that line on a square -- you know the ones.

The green thing is soft and flexible so it will hold a seam ripper.  I have one on my travel machine to hold a small pair of scissors.  And I have one on my tablet to hold the stylus.

The office supply store is a great source for storage containers.  I absolutely can't function without these "Really Useful Boxes" (truly, that's what they are called) in all sizes.  

Really Useful Box

The small ones are great for pins, bobbins, and clips.  

The latches keep the lids on to prevent spilling.

And they stack!  and come in such fun colors.

So visit an office supply store and see what you can repurpose for quilting.  You may find the prices better there, too.  Just sayin' ....

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. I often need the seam ripper and the pencil for taking notes and drawing those lines... I wish I didn't but I cannot work without those two tools. ;-) And I always search for them under the pieces of fabric. So thank you very much for your ideas! I will get pencil holders soon.

  2. Thanks I will have to try the clips!!! Nancy

    1. Thanks for visiting today, Nancy, and taking the time to comment

  3. Great tips. Next time in shop, I'm getting a few of those gadgets. Thanks.

    1. I hope you will. And try the hardware store, too!

  4. I love those little boxes too :). I have been enjoying going back and reading about your clean out adventures! I am redoing my studio completely. I am finally able to put things back and feel like I am just moving piles from place to place! Yours is looking great!

    1. I've been tracking your re-do, too. There must be something in the air--so many cleaning and renovating their sewing rooms.

  5. What great ideas! Thanks for sharing at Linky Tuesday! Freemotion by the River


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