So, here I was pinning on a quilt and thinking how much I liked this little gem. It's just two 3-drawer units stacked together. If you take the lid off of one of them, you can just click them together. Casters are on the bottom so it rolls around where I need it.
I call it my Butler. Here's why:
I like to keep all my cleaning and sewing tools accessible and this keeps everything at a perfect height!
Since I wear bifocals, I even keep a pair of magnification glasses so I don't have to do acrobats when I need to get down under the machine to do cleaning and oiling. Those of you with bifocals, know what I'm talking about!
No, my seam ripper and tweezers are not missing, they are sitting on the quilter's handle attached to a gadget my daughter found in a flea market-type store in Minnesota. It's a magnetic surface on a webbing wrist band with a Velcro closure. I never wore it on my wrist, because first time out of the box I found the perfect place for it here.
It also keeps my itty bitty screw driver that I use to adjust that pesky little screw #8 (needle up-down speed for APQS owners). I have found this adjustment is related to ambient temperature. With cold nights-hot days in Idaho, it can never make up it's mind!
My sister-in-law gave me this little weighted pin cushion/bag. I use it for tread trash and cleaning rags.
Hardly ever use it as a pincushion, as I like my little Auto Zone magnetic bowl for pins.
This is full of little ~6x6 rags all made from t-shirt material.
I fill this right when I cut t-shirts for a quilt. I stack a few trim strips and cut them into rags as I go. See, I just roll my "butler" over to my cutting table and toss my new rags into my drawer. Everything else goes in the trash.
Drawer 3 & 4
These 2 drawers hold all the books, accessories, feet, bobbins, tools, etc for my 2 Berninas and my serger. Again, I just roll my butler over to which ever machine I am using and I have everything at just the right height.
Drawer 5 & 6When I am cutting out fabrics, all the cotton scraps that are of a usable size but less than a fat quarter go into
drawer 5....flannels go into drawer 6.
When these little drawers are full of fabric scraps, I just dump them into one of my large storage containers:
Some under the ironing table.
Some under the quilting table.
The beauty of this kind of storage, is that I can just pop out a drawer and bring it over to the cutting table for a project. They also make great "book ends" for my packaged batting and misc. project storage on top.
I use up a lot of scraps when I have more time to sew projects in the winter.
Looks like I still have some room here!