10 Best Organizing Ideas for Quilters


Quilters are amazing. They stitch love into every quilt whether they are creating these works of art in a dedicated studio, at the kitchen table, or in spare moments while traveling or running errands. Getting organized is one way we can take care of ourselves as quilters and creative souls. That’s why we’ve gathered 10 of our best organizing ideas for quilters. Find what works for you and make it all your own.


Works In Progress present unique challenges and staying organized is one of the easiest ways to ensure they get finished.

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Managing Works In Progress

Use these Creative Organizer pages to manage your current project or projects.

How to Organize a Large Sampler Project

Whether you are working on a sampler quilt or a block of the month, try using a binder to keep everything together.


Most all of us have UnFinished Objects zinging around our quilting spaces. We have lots of strategies for dealing with them.

Prioritizing UFOs

If you are overwhelmed by the UFOs you have and don’t know where to start, start here.

Warning Signs of a UFO

Recognize the warning signs and learn what to do to avoid a project turning into a UFO.

UFO Taming

So a project is turning into a UFO. That’s okay! Read all about how to set yourself up for success when you are ready to work on the project again.

Make a UFO BFF

When it is time to tackle UFOs, there is nothing like a friend to help.

Your Quilting Space

From stash, to storage, to supporting your organizing efforts through planning, making your quilting space your own sets you up for success.

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So Much Fabric, So Little Room

Check out storage solutions for your stash no matter the size of your quilting space.

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50+ Great Storage Ideas for Fabric Precuts

We asked quilters like you how they store their precut fabric and you all had so many great ideas!

2020 Creative Organizer Planner

Use this free planner for organizing, planning, and inspiring your creativity. And check out all the past planner pages for more ideas!

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How to Store Quilts

Learn from Textile Conservator Ann Frisina as she demonstrates how to store quilts and coverlets.

What are your best organizing ideas for quilters? Share it in the comments below!

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