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Felt Organization Tips

The holidays are a great time to get organized! Whether you received some new felt as a gift, or your crafting space is a beautiful mess from a frenzy of holiday crafts, taking some time at the start of a new year to tidy up sets you up for a great year of crafting! We are happy to show you storage tips from Benzie Design Maker Team member Astrid of @treehousefeltflowers who shows us her incredible custom made system, and former Benzie staffer Laura of @lmhquilts who uses pre-made storage containers for her felt. Post pictures of your felt organization on Instagram and use the #benziefelt hashtag so we can see your organization system!

Custom-made felt storage with Maker Team member Astrid

Treehouse Felt Flowers Felt Organization

Here are a few photos of my felt "Treehouse." My husband is a woodworker and he designed and made the cubbies for the rolled felt and storage boxes. The idea for the rolled felt storage came from my first visit to Benzie Design! If that was how Benzie stored rolled pieces, it certainly had to work for me, and it really does! I have them arranged to pretty closely match the order on the felt swatch charts.

Treehouse Felt Flowers Felt Organization

Flower storage boxes are amazingly helpful for me. Each 4" x 6" box is labeled by flower type and any leftover petals, wire, leaves, etc are stored by flower for easy access. I have 50 boxes - and they are all filled!

Treehouse Felt Flowers Felt Organization

Next to the boxes are 50 more, which hold scrap pieces of felt by color, and my felt poms.

Treehouse Felt Flowers Felt Organization
 
All these supplies are within easy reach so it is very efficient and very easy to access!

Treehouse Felt Flowers Felt Organization

Pre-made storage containers with former Benzie staffer Laura

LMH Quilts Felt Organization

The first thing I do when I get new felt is roll them and add some baker's twine to keep them rolled. When felt is rolled, it's easier to retrieve since flat felt sheets stick to each other completely, and since they are rolled instead of folded they won't get creases.

LMH Quilts Felt Organization

I put my rolled felt sheets into clear divided turntables, which are available at home organization stores and are often used for kitchen supplies. Having them on turntables means I can spin them around and see a variety of colors, plus it looks beautiful! These divided turntables come with three removable compartments, which also helps me pull felt off my shelf easily.

Three divided turntables fits both Benzie's full 90 collection of wool blend felt and the Bellwether 100% wool collection nicely! I keep my felt sheets on a shelving unit close to other containers I use for wool roving and felt poms from Benzie!

LMH Quilts Felt organization

Thank you to Astrid of @treehousefeltflowers and Laura of @lmhquilts for sharing their felt organization systems with us! You can visit Astrid's website here, and Laura's here. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks in future blog posts!

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