Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares Round Up

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Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares Round Up

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1 NancyZieman FabricBins 2As you may already know, I love to streamline and simplify the sewing process. Making projects faster and more efficient frees up valuable time, and everyone could use more time! One of my most popular Sewing With Nancy three-part series, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares (Part OnePart Two, and Part Three), addresses streamlining the sewing process. Change the way you think about projects and patterns. Everything demonstrated is simply cut from rectangles and squares!

Fabric Bins

Don’t settle for tan or black bins for your shelf, customize fabric bins to accent your home décor by selecting coordinating fabrics. Made from, you guessed it, rectangle and square fabric pieces. The sewing is enjoyable and the end result is as fresh in appearance as it is useful. Grommets serve as both handles and a focal point.

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Wall Pockets

What’s good for the shelf is good for the wall! With a little tweaking of the instructions, fabric bins turn into wall pockets that provide organization and style to any home or work office. Watch how these come together on Sewing With Nancy.

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The Travel Trio

During this first episode, learn how to create a weekender tote, cosmetic bag, and luggage saddlebag. This travel trio is made using comparable sewing steps, straight stitching, and double-sided quilted fabrics.

Cosmetic Bag

Even if you’ve never sewn before, you can stitch this bag! On Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares we’ll review the construction steps together, and making this bag will be a breeze.

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Weekender Tote

After making a simple cosmetic bag, apply many of the same sewing steps to create a Weekender Tote. It’s a super-sized bag with the addition of sturdy straps and double pockets.

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Mix up the fabric selection for a fun coordinated look. Or use all the fabrics you’d like—for a scrappy Weekender Tote bag.

BigBag NancyZiemanLuggage Saddle Bag

For ease of travel, make a saddlebag for your carry-on luggage or rolling case. Two sizes of bags are attached with connector straps.

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares, a 3-part Sewing With Nancy series.

When not using this handy accessory on your luggage, zip the bags together and it’s a handy shoulder tote.

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares, a new 3-part Sewing With Nancy series.

Sewing With Nancy Trivia—This photo was quickly taken on the Sewing With Nancy set. Notice the tape on the floor? Those are the positioning marks for my chair in the Nancy’s Corner area. We had to move the chair in order to take the photo. Now you see how we keep all our props and furniture in the right place!

Hold-it Sacks

The Hold-it Sacks are my first sew-simple projects in Part Two of Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares. Prop up your cell phone or electronic tablet in the cradle area of a Hold-it Sack. Made from laminated fabric, they’re ideal to use throughout your home or office. The unique finished shapes appear as if they were made from complicated patterns, but not these gadget holders. They’re all made from rectangular shapes.

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Mini Fabric Sacks

Toss them in a game or use them to hold down pattern pieces, these Mini Fabric Sacks can be both fun and functional. You can easily make three mini sacks in an hour or less.

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Jewelry Caddy/Notions Caddy

Incorporating specialty fabrics, such as clear vinyl, can add functionality when sewing gifts and projects. This unique and widely available fabric is the star of the Sewing With Nancy program, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part Three. Watch online by clicking here.

If you are planning to attend sewing retreats, sew-ins, or simply heading out on a family vacation, create a Jewelry Caddy, which nicely doubles as a Notions Caddy and is featured in a Sewing With Nancy online tutorial.

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12 Complete Projects in Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares

All the projects featured in the three-part series, plus a bonus, are included in the book, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares.

  • The book includes complete instructions for 12 projects using easy sewing with a basic straight stitch. Make an easy zippered cosmetic bag, or consider popular storage bins, or even a luggage saddle bag and a portable ironing pad for your next trip.
  • Discover my fresh approach for sewing projects with techniques that build off of each other.
  • Learn to simplify the sewing process with no fear zipper, pocket, grommet, and strap techniques.
  • Find helpful tips and streamlined techniques for sewing specialty fabrics that save time and frustration, including double-sided quilted, vinyl, and canvas fabrics.

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares, a new 3-part Sewing With Nancy series

Watch Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares (Part OnePart Two, and Part Three) on Sewing With Nancy.

Sew Simple With Rectangles and Squares, a 3-part Sewing With Nancy series

For a chance to win a copy of Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares from Nancy’s Notions, leave a comment telling us what area of the home you would use Fabric Bins the most?

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares, a new 3-part Sewing With Nancy series

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The randomly selected winner of a copy of Quilt with an Embroidery Machine DVD from Nancy’s Notions is Paula C.

Her comment was, “I love my Babylock Ellageo Plus, and I would really like to start quilting in the hoop! I’m concerned about how the quilt looks from the back though, since the back of embroidered items can get messy.”

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163 Comments

  • Maga
    February 9, 2017

    I badly need to organise my kitchen/diner/sewing room. I have lots of scraps and when I first watched the series Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares I thought about using the techniques there to do something about “my mess” This post may just be the push I need to get going! Thank you.

  • Fran Madill
    February 9, 2017

    My sewing room could be much tidier and colour coordinated with rectangle and square bins.

  • Laura
    February 9, 2017

    These bins would be perfect in my guest room, but in addition to that, I would also make them for my daughter who is expecting our first grandchild in April. As future children come along, I would use these to make individualized, organizational boxes for the children.

    What a nice tidy way to put things away, allowing the room to look organized and put together.

  • Anne
    February 9, 2017

    Organizing my sewing area is a must, but the ideas can also be used for my genealogical materials, my linen closet, bathrooms, and family room.

    I am so glad to have the time to create these items with help from Nancy Zieman. 🙂

  • Merri Lynn
    February 9, 2017

    I just moved and could really use some more storage options in my new sewing room. Think these would be just right.

  • Stacie Pinkston
    February 9, 2017

    I could use these in every room! They would be great for toys and books in my daughters room, towels or lotions in the bathroom, patterns and notions in my sewing area, would be a good place to put mail, or essential oils. I have countless ideas for these!

  • Mary
    February 9, 2017

    I use bins in my sewing room and always need more. I use them for sorting useable/saved scraps. With a few more bins I could keep more creative pieces! Would be even better if I had some bins that matched or were a theme to make my “comfort zone” in my little sewing world.

  • Karen
    February 9, 2017

    I would use these rectangle boxes in my master bathroom organizing my hand towels, makeup, over the counter medications, etc. I can see how it would really dress the room up. I would also like to make the phone and tablet rectangle. Thank you.

  • Janice Ideus
    February 9, 2017

    I had thought about using the bins in my sewing/dining room. I have built in bookshelves and I thought about changing from a bookshelf to a place where I can organize my fabrics where they would be easier to get to, but I could also use them as my portable office since I do some “work from home”.

  • Crystal
    February 9, 2017

    The living room…for toys, catch-alls, movies, books, loose socks!

  • Roxanne Cassidy
    February 9, 2017

    I think I’m going to use fabric bins in my kitchen to corral all of the plastic food storage containers. Hmm, now that I think of it, since I have insufficient storage space in my cabinets, maybe some wall pockets too….

  • Patti Serenko
    February 9, 2017

    Fabric bins in my office and sewing room to organize projects and all the scraps that I can’t bear to part with.

  • Nell
    February 9, 2017

    These bins would be perfect in my craft room of course, but I’m sure my granddaughters would want some for their bedrooms.

  • Debra
    February 9, 2017

    I would use them for my sewing room and for our playroom.

  • Joyce
    February 9, 2017

    I think I would use them in the bathroom closet first. And then, throughout the house!

  • Cindy K
    February 9, 2017

    Really like the projects in Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares. I could put the fabric bins to good use in my sewing room. Many items in this book appeal to me.

  • Sue Raddatz
    February 9, 2017

    Storage is a constant challenge for our family. Your storage bin ideas would be most used by me in my office and adjacent Family room for my sewing and crochet projects plus related books, magazines, etc. Also, I would make storage bins for my hubby’s Special Education High School classroom in a learning center – maybe start a trend! 🙂

  • Debby
    February 9, 2017

    I really want to make the bins… I’m so excited! I could use them anywhere;even the car as my emergency bin.

  • Ennis A
    February 9, 2017

    My sewing room, of course!!!!!

  • Sybil Derderian
    February 9, 2017

    I could really use the fabric bins in my sewing room, of course, but see so many other possibilities! Toiletries in the half bath, in the kitchen to organize the counter, in the bedroom to brighten up a corner. Can’t wait to get started on some!

  • Patti
    February 9, 2017

    Awesome! Great way to round up the dog toys with a cute fabric design. Just put up open shelves in bathroom. Perfect way to store items on new shelves verses bins or baskets.

  • Henrietta Berg
    February 9, 2017

    I love the boxes for my yarn stash and off course fabric and embroidery machine patterns.
    Thank you
    Henrietta

  • Cande Gordon
    February 9, 2017

    I love your videos featuring Rectangles and Squares. I would make bins for storage throughout the house. I love the trio travel bags pattern. Rectangles and Squares makes pillows, totes,, appliance covers, placemats and the list goes on and on.

  • Carole Smith
    February 9, 2017

    I need the bins in my sewing room… I can just imagine organized and pretty shelves. I would also like them in my closet for sweaters and scarves, etc.

  • Linda weinberger
    February 9, 2017

    I would leave them in 2 places my husband’s office and my sewing room. They are the 2 messiest rooms of our house.

  • Wendy
    February 9, 2017

    I love the idea of coordinating baskets in my sewing room. They certainly would be put to good use!

  • Lynne
    February 9, 2017

    These would be perfect for laundry room! With so many cute fabrics the to choose from the possibilities are endless!

  • diane c
    February 9, 2017

    Laundry Room, Sewing Room, Bathroom, Guest Room.

  • Ginger Dwyer
    February 9, 2017

    There are so many places to use these handy storage containers, but my studio would be first. I would use them to hold my cutting tools.

  • Donna W
    February 9, 2017

    These would be fantastic in my sewing room, my bathroom, and my closets. This book looks like a must have. Thanks

  • Michele
    February 9, 2017

    I need fabric bins to fit a particular bookshelf to hold my grandson’s Lego! My plan is to color-coordinate them to make sorting easy!

  • Stacia Schwartz
    February 9, 2017

    The kitchen table could use some bins to corral the mail!

  • Amalia Mulleneaux
    February 9, 2017

    I would use them around the house, in the bedroom, living room, and especially by my sewing machine. Love to sew and these ideas are great. Thanks for sharing.

  • Julie Kill
    February 9, 2017

    I would sew the organizing bins in this order:
    1. The kid’s rooms! they have LOTS of Tshirts and this would make really pretty storage for their rooms. ( And when they go to College in a few years, they can take them along with them!
    2. Our bedroom- My husband wears “workshirts” and they are all over the shelf in the closet. These bins would help organize he mess.
    3. Sewing room- The bins can be used to help organize tools for various crafts, paintes, etc. I would make the paint bins out of oil cloth so they would be easy to clean.
    4. Kitchen and the rest of the house- The bins would work nicely on shelves in my kitchen to keep small bags of rice, coconut, seansoning packets, etc in order.

    THANKS Nancy For More great organizing ideas!

  • Connie Smith
    February 9, 2017

    I can’t imagine a place these wouldn’t be helpful. Sewing room, living room for videos, den for mail, bathroom and more. How about with laminated fabric? In our camper!!! I’m getting excited just thinking of all the ways to use them!

  • Sandra Holt
    February 9, 2017

    I would use bins in my She Shed, aka Sewing Room. Nancy, you make it look easy, easy enough even for me.

  • Diana W.
    February 9, 2017

    These boxes would be so useful all over my house, but I’m thinking a couple of them in the trunk of my car would come in handy. One for corralling the water and dog dishes for the dogs, another for the odds & ends that seem to collect, another to gather all the totes we use to put groceries in at the store. Different sizes for different boxes. Then there are many places in my house to use them, too.

  • Cindy M
    February 9, 2017

    I can think of numerous rooms in which to use these! I’m in the process of turning an extra room into my own personal sewing/crafting room and these would work out great on the new shelves I just built!!
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  • Faye Amick
    February 9, 2017

    I love the bins so cute. I would use them in every room.My craft room is a mess and would use them for makeup storage.

  • Sandra Holt
    February 9, 2017

    I would use bins most in my She Shed, sewing room. It’s small, but mine. Nancy, you make it look easy, even for a novice like me. I may be slow, left handed and scared; rectangles and squares?, just my speed.

  • Duane Wiley
    February 9, 2017

    I could use these fabric bins everywhere! First in my sewing room, then my closets and even in my bookcases! I love them!

  • Sharon Sinor
    February 9, 2017

    i would use the bins in my sewing room. I really,really need to get in there and organize. I had to move a lot of my sewing “stuff” out of there last Fall and still haven’t got it put back yet.

  • Susan Spiers
    February 9, 2017

    Absolutely in my sewing room-what great purposes they inspire!

  • Kathleen Renz
    February 9, 2017

    I’ll be moving soon so these fabric boxes inspire me to start my new home with coordinated organizers. The first room I would begin with is the room that has the most to organize and is the most welcoming to home-sewn projects – my sewing room.

  • Dorie Esquivel
    February 9, 2017

    I’m going to pull some children’s fabric and make large bins for my grandkids “stuff” when they visit! Thanks Nancy!

  • Thunder
    February 9, 2017

    I would use bins in my sewing room, and in the room my granddaughters use when they visit. I can see them now, full of fabrics and sewing tools, blocks and dolls 😉

  • Marty
    February 9, 2017

    I would make bins to hang on bedroom walls of my daughter and grand-daughter.

  • Susan Beckham
    February 9, 2017

    I love this idea. I would use the bins in my sewing room and also love the luggage saddle bags. What an easy and fast project. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.

  • Judy Hart
    February 9, 2017

    We built a new home as we retired and these bins and storage units would “dress” my sewing room very nicely. My DH put shelving on two walls plus a fabric pantry. These units would be the finish touch. Thank you, Nancy, for your wonderful “bag of tools.”

  • Emily
    February 9, 2017

    Every room, everywhere in my house. All my grandkids would get something made by grandma ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • Janet Shamburg
    February 9, 2017

    The first place I thought of was bookshelves in the living room to hold games for when the grandchildren come.

  • Pennie B
    February 9, 2017

    I want to make these bins to use in my sewing room! Right away I could see how attractive and tidy and organized the shelves would be. I love the grommets!

  • Karen
    February 9, 2017

    I could use about a dozen of these bins on my bathroom shelves.

  • Starla
    February 9, 2017

    I’m thinking of making some fabric bins to hold small things in the pantry. The shelves are behind closed doors (theoretically!) but pretty bins would make it nicer and more organized.

  • Marsha Dimond
    February 9, 2017

    In the living room, one bin for extra remotes, one for coloring books & pencils and one for my TV-watching hexie busy bag. Needless to say the bins could be used in the sewing room for any & everything. Love the idea to color coordinate.

  • Mary Lou
    February 9, 2017

    The bins would be extremely useful in the sewing room for sorting fat quarters or patterns and also in the craft room for rounding up those hanks of yarn or painting supplies. The list goes on.

  • Bonnye
    February 9, 2017

    I would definitely use the bins in my sewing room. Organizing the room is on my list of things to do and the bins would help

  • DebbieW
    February 9, 2017

    Since my bedroom houses my sewing, knitting, needlework and crafting supplies, this is the area of the home I would use Fabric Bins the most. As space is at a premium, the wall units for sure.

  • Anita
    February 9, 2017

    Definitely the sewing room! Love the fabric choices

  • Loree
    February 9, 2017

    My sewing space is set up in the corner of my dining room. I have crates underneath my sewing table. Tacky and ugly. Need a change.

  • Camille
    February 9, 2017

    A fabric bin for magazines in the bathroom and another in the guest room with items a guest may have forgotten to pack along with an array of towels especially for them.

  • Linda Fleming
    February 9, 2017

    I’d use these bins everywhere – in the car and in every room at home – there’s always stuff that needs to be kept tidy!

  • Kim M Harrington
    February 9, 2017

    My sewing room could use the bins for storage of all sorts of things. I would love to make the hanging organizer as well. That would also go in my sewing room! Perhaps one for the camper as well!

  • Patti Lawler
    February 9, 2017

    Would certainly use the bins in my sewing room to bring some coordination & organization to my book shelves. Love them

  • Connie
    February 9, 2017

    I can’t think of a place I wouldn’t use them! However, I would start in my sewing room and move on to my pantry which needs organizing badly. Thank you for your ideas.

  • Kimberly Tilley
    February 9, 2017

    I would use the bins all over my home especially in the craft room.

  • Lillian K
    February 9, 2017

    These items would help me organize my sewing room. Also I see many gift ideas in this selection.

  • Traci Y
    February 9, 2017

    I’ve had my eye on the book/CD set for a while. I have a desk area in my kitchen with open slots I would love to make look neater with bins. Thank you Nancy

  • Chrysa H
    February 9, 2017

    I love bins in my husband’s man cave for all of his computer parts. No more stray power cables, spare wires, or voltmeters cluttering up his work bench. He even has one for small comprter parts. I’m inspired to make new ones so he can have a little class with his functionality.

  • Gina Rooks
    February 9, 2017

    Why limit the use to one room, lol. I would use them for dog toys, in my sewing room. How about the reader in the restroom. My husband’s leather workshop. Oh, sew many ideas.:-)

  • Patti
    February 9, 2017

    I definitely need the fabric bins to help organize my sewing/craft room. They would look so cool!

  • Jacquelyn
    February 9, 2017

    Definitely in my craft room. Get organised and looking pulled together!

  • Ann
    February 9, 2017

    I need some fabric bins in the living room to contain my grandson’s small toys!

  • Karen A
    February 9, 2017

    I would love to make a set of these bins for my sewing room. I already have lots of different types of baskets, so it would be nice to have coordinating bins for more storage.

  • Mary Ellen
    February 9, 2017

    My sewing room would be the place for the bins. I could actually sort my fabric into coordinating fabric boxes.

  • Judy
    February 9, 2017

    I need help in my closet and sewing room!!! These accessories would look so attractive and get me organized at the same time!

  • Chrysa H
    February 9, 2017

    My husband has some in his man cave to collect computer parts and various tools. No more voltmeters cluttering up his work bench. All his sodering bits together . power cables & chargers in one spot. Its great. I am inspired to make new ones to add a bit of class or find novelty fabrics for fun.

  • Elaine
    February 9, 2017

    The bins, on my bookshelves to hide all those odds and ends that accumulate.

  • Cyrena Gibson
    February 9, 2017

    I can think of bins I would like to make for every room in my house!!!

  • Mary Brock
    February 9, 2017

    My sewing area, the bathroom, living room to organize bookshelves just about every room. Lo e these projects!

  • Zita
    February 9, 2017

    These fabric bins would be perfect for my two-year old grand-daughter’s collection of Duplos, not to mention her other small toys. She would be able to put away her toys in easily recognizable bins, organized by either fabric pattern or by appliqués or embroidery. This would be such a fun project!!

  • Sunni
    February 9, 2017

    Definitely in bedroom for the closet organizer. I’ve looked at so many to purchase and did not care for the patterns or colors of the boxes

  • janet
    February 9, 2017

    Sewing room storage! I’d love to replace the plastic shoeboxes that house my scraps!

  • Jen Manion
    February 9, 2017

    I can visualise uses for these in most rooms of my home. But I would like to ditch all my plastic non matching ones that my patterns are in and make it all uniform.
    I would really love this book, also to make the stands for phine and iPad.

  • Mitzi
    February 9, 2017

    My new media console has glass doors instead of drawers so I need to camouflage the extra batteries and cords and remotes and cleaners I keep in it. Fabric bins will be perfect for this.

  • Linda Rupe
    February 9, 2017

    I need fabric bins throughout my house! Most – in terms of numbers – would be the sewing room. Most – in terms of most frequent use in-and-out – would be the den, storing my new puppy’s toys and chewies.

  • Sherry Bartlett
    February 9, 2017

    I could use them everywhere, but especially in my sewing/craft room to hold fabric and supplies. Maybe some of the wall bins to hold patterns and tools I use often. Also, maybe in my kitchen to keep the mail organized and off the counter. I’m sure there are many other uses I will find for these. I especially am interested in the saddlebag for luggage. That would be a dream!

  • Julie
    February 9, 2017

    I’m “sew” glad our PBS affiliate is now broadcasting Sewing with Nancy twice a week. I’ve followed Nancy from the beginning, my sewing & quilting has really benefitted from all the tips. I can’t wait to make some wall pockets, they’re so much more attractive than hard plastics from office suppliers. What a wonderful way to add storage!

  • LindaC in AZ
    February 9, 2017

    These have sewing/craft room written all over them. That’s where I would use them. However, they would be great in the bathroom also.

  • Anita Phelps
    February 9, 2017

    It is more “where wouldn’t I use these”. They would be great for my “ufo” projects that need to stay organized and my “future projects” that I’m collecting materials for. The bathroom cupboards that need to be organized from all the “goodies” the grown kids leave behind but might want the next time they visit, the kitchen counter could use a catch-all, and my bedroom and living room could use something to hold magazines I peruse through. Even the car could use something for holding kleenex, snacks, or even garbage.

  • Bernadette Webre
    February 9, 2017

    I’d use them to corral notions in my sewing room.

  • Suzi smith
    February 9, 2017

    These would be Great in my sewing/family room to help corral all the necessary paraphernalia that the quilter and family collect in our room.

  • Helen Stewart
    February 9, 2017

    I’m working on organizing my sewing room and these look like just the type of storage ideas I need.

  • Karen
    February 9, 2017

    They would be wonderful for dresser drawer organization but first and foremost would be for use in my sewing room. I think they would be great to organize all my fat quarters that keep multiplying.

  • Cindy Hoover
    February 9, 2017

    I definitely need to do something different with my grandkids toys, coloring books, etc. The covered plastic bins just don’t work any more. I think these storage bins would be great, Nancy. I’d love to have your book!

  • Dianna Wassell
    February 9, 2017

    Home uses abound, but I think of my kindergarten classroom when I see these! Bins for books that coordinate with my reading group colors, a cute place to corral glue sticks and crayons, a bin for each day with all of my materials for that day in one place, bins to replace the piles on my desk, bins to store holiday themed items… These wouldn’t crack like the plastic ones, wouldn’t make noise as children move them around, and the opportunities to coordinate fabrics with contents for emerging readers si awesome!

  • Dianna Wassell
    February 9, 2017

    Home uses abound, but I think of my kindergarten classroom when I see these! Bins for books that coordinate with my reading group colors, a cute place to corral glue sticks and crayons, a bin for each day with all of my materials for that day in one place, bins to replace the piles on my desk, bins to store holiday themed items… These wouldn’t crack like the plastic ones, wouldn’t make noise as children move them around, and the opportunities to coordinate fabrics with contents for emerging readers awesome!

  • Judy graczyk
    February 9, 2017

    My sewing and embroidery spaces would look awesom instead of messy with sets of these bins to organize everything.

  • Suzanne Bartlett
    February 9, 2017

    The picture of the sewing studio with coordinated fabric bins is calling my name. The book would help me get organized AND do so fashionably!

  • Ruth L
    February 9, 2017

    My sewing room could sure use your help! These baskets and organizers would help keep things orderly and help me enjoy my sewing space more. Nancy is such an inspiration for my sewing. Thanks!

  • Hannah Larsen
    February 9, 2017

    I would like to use these bins to organize all the hats, mittens and scarves in my coat closet. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Dena M
    February 9, 2017

    Every room! I could use these fabric bins in my sewing room, kitchen, dining room, master bedroom, kids’ bedrooms, living room, play room, school room, and bathrooms.

  • Winnie
    February 9, 2017

    My sewing room! And probably my bedroom closet and other closets. And my kitchen too!
    I love to make fabric boxes and I give them away for Christmas filled with goodies. And for birthdays too.

  • Candice
    February 9, 2017

    I’ve seen the fabric totes mentioned on other sites, but this is the first time I’ve finally been inspired! Naturally the sewing room, where I especially need a small one for my usb’s, and then in my computer room (spare room!) for the computer discs. No more shopping for plastic storage boxes!!

  • Carol Campbell
    February 9, 2017

    Are you kidding? Where would I NOT use them? First ones in the laundry room where my cooking magazines are out of control. Next ones in my husband’s office…nuf said. My sewing room would get a much needed organizational lift. Then on to the kids’ rooms to tame the closet, toy, and book messes. My bedroom would finally have a pretty place for glasses, journals, and books. I gotta get this book!!!

  • Tammy Kazmierczak
    February 9, 2017

    I am not sure where I would use them the most, but I need them at our family room chairs, my sewing room, and most definitely in our tiny house travel trailer that is only 5’x11′. Despite its small size it was a wonderful home during the quilt expo last year. My husband is also a crafter just with wood not cloth!

  • tina
    February 9, 2017

    I would use them in my daughter’s room. She needs to be able to get to her socks and underwear. She would also be helpful in putting laundry away if she had cute baskets for them.

  • Karen Tucker
    February 9, 2017

    I could see myself using these fabric bins EVERYWHERE. I live in a small one-bedroom condo and decent looking storage would be so wonderful!!!

  • Cindy
    February 9, 2017

    My sewing room is the first place I would use them,but also my TV space,I like to do hexi’s while I watch TV in the evening. I don’t think there is a place in my home that doesn’t need some origination, what an attractive way to do so. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

  • Joyce
    February 9, 2017

    I would use them in my sewing room. So cute!!

  • Peg Sullivan
    February 9, 2017

    Oh those bins are so lovely. I can already see my sewing space cleared up and looking so organized. If I do not win the book, I must buy the book. Thanks for my copy!

  • Judy G.
    February 9, 2017

    I would use the fabric bins in my bathroom where I have plenty of cupboard space but minimal drawer space for little things like hair goodies. What drawers I do have could use fabric bins as drawer organizers so that they don’t seem so much like “junk” drawers!

  • Nancy
    February 9, 2017

    I would use them in my sewing area…. thanks for the great giveaway!

  • L Watson
    February 9, 2017

    I love the episode for “rectangles and squares”, I’ve watched it so many times! I am planning on making the “hold-it sacks” for my daughters for Christmas, and the “mini fabric sacks” for holding down patterns and keeping books open “hands-free”! My daughters have both asked for the fabric bins, so the first ones I would make would most likely go to organize my teens’ room/craft areas. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • Sharon
    February 9, 2017

    I could use these in several rooms but mostly in my sewing room!!! what a ffun way to get organized

  • Sharon
    February 9, 2017

    Sewing room! Always needing organization there, and what a fun way to have it.

  • Debbie Moen
    February 9, 2017

    I would love to use these totes in my craft room to organize patterns and notions. I also am a card-maker and could use these totes to organize my stamp sets, various glues and ink pads. Coordinating fabrics would really bring “life” to my room!

  • Kris Parsons
    February 9, 2017

    I am preparing for a move to a new home and will have a dedicated sewing room for the first time. There are lots of projects in this book that will help me get organized and also look easy to assemble!

  • Elaine Davis
    February 9, 2017

    Use those fabric bins everywhere! And gift them, too!

  • Joanne Wilkinson
    February 9, 2017

    Living in single wide mobile home so would make bins from squares and rectangles on living room wall. Can only imagine how much more organized these would make our home ☺️.

  • Joyce Leary
    February 9, 2017

    I am very taken with these projects. I, of course, see them in my sewing room but really they can be used in many areas of the home. Thank you again for these wonderful ideas!

  • Paula Zube
    February 9, 2017

    I could see these in every room in my house, I could add color to my living room by changing the fabrics.

  • Peggy S
    February 9, 2017

    Love the bins, my granddaughters would love to make some for their rooms when they come to visit Grandma. I could use some for my sewing room also. I love all your ideas and thank you for sharing them with us.

  • Marlys Cocozzoli
    February 9, 2017

    I love storage bins in both my sewing room and our storage closet. Would love to make up some coordinated bins from my fabric “resource center.”

  • Edna Marks
    February 9, 2017

    I would use in sewing room, bathroom, bedroom, probably every room in the house !!

  • Gail
    February 9, 2017

    I’d use them the most in my family room, where I do most of my sewing.

  • Louise Johnson
    February 9, 2017

    I would use the fabric bins most in my sewing area and in my bedroom. I just wish there were more choices of double-faced quilted fabrics available. I would give almost anything (not my grandchildren) to find some of the black with pink and green fabric that Nancy used for her travel bags!

  • Chris
    February 9, 2017

    I currently have my scraps in a box in plastic bags. They are sorted by color but I need a better storage solution. The bins seem like a great idea.

  • Linda F.
    February 9, 2017

    My son is adopting a boy, Steve, and has purchased a cubicle cupboard from IKEA for his toys, clothes, etc. I think it would be fun to make the fabric bins in children’s prints. I understand he likes Legos so I think it would be a wonderful way to welcome him to our family.

  • Sheryl Jones
    February 9, 2017

    I would use them in my sewing room, but they would also make great storage for the family room to keep things out of sight. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Denise D
    February 9, 2017

    I am planning to redecorate my craft room this summer and would love to make some of the Fabric Bins and Wall Pockets in colors to match my room. I also am planning to build new nightstands in our bedroom and would make the Fabric Bins as drawers. The Weekender Tote would be fun to make for a bridal shower and fill with fun honeymoon gifts.

  • Kay Statom
    February 9, 2017

    I would use them in my sewing area and bedroom. I also would use some in my RV to keep all items together and not worrying about breaking anything.

  • Jean
    February 9, 2017

    I will mainly use them in my sewing room, but plan on making some for other areas also. I really like them.

  • Linda Morales
    February 9, 2017

    I would use these bins in my sewing/craft room. All yarn would be separated and stored by color. My linen closet would have bins for lotions, nail polish, hair accessories, and the various tweezers,nail files and clippers. Easy to find and always where it/they should be.That would be my dream come true.

  • Linda Kau
    February 9, 2017

    I see many uses for the fabric bins; sewing room, office, bathroom to name a few. I can see one in the car to hold some of the kids’ traveling entertainment things, too.

  • faith king
    February 9, 2017

    Storage is limited in an RV and this would be a wonderful way to store so many thing in plain sight! I would try to design a bin that separates glasses/mugs/crystal so they wouldn’t break during travel.

  • Nickii
    February 9, 2017

    I would use in my sewing room. It certainly would be a lot neater and I could find things when need them. I think that they are neat enough to us most any where.

  • Chris
    February 9, 2017

    The most obvious is my sewing room but I think my bedroom drawers for socks, hose etc.

  • Michelle Hall
    February 9, 2017

    Obviously the sewing room would be a great place for these but I am also thinking they would be great in the bathroom as well

  • Gail Beam
    February 9, 2017

    I would use them to organize my sewing room. I have tons of trims, notions, various sizes of fabric, embroidery hoops and I would love to be able to sort all of my many sewing items.

  • Lynn D
    February 10, 2017

    I am slowly purging and reorganizing my craft space. I am starting to believe that ‘less is more’. Acquiring this book would not only help with storing things, it will also make my ‘happy space’ beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win this prize.

  • Bonny
    February 10, 2017

    I would organize just about every room. Start at the craft/sewing room, work around each room and end with my photos. I have lots of photos that I just can’t seem to toss out. (You know the blurry and to far away shots… But I know who they are) I also have a camper. The baskets would be perfect in there. Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

  • Clovis
    February 10, 2017

    I would use my bins in as my husband said: “My Woman Cave”.

    I have two machines set up in the basement. On my table, I have three storage container. One has no handles, one with handles and the other one will have grommets on it. I saw the show with the fabric bins and made one. The grommets give it that added color. Now to put them in.

  • Linda Willshon
    February 10, 2017

    I would use the square and rectangle containers mainly in my sewing room to keep fabric and tools organized and accessible. I would also use them to put the contents of my purse in at the end of the day. That way I could quickly see what I have the next day to take with me. They also would be good bathroom organizers for hand towels and cosmetics, brushes, etc.

  • Carol
    February 10, 2017

    These look so nice! I would use them in the family room for remotes, coasters, etc. Two of them would coordinate and be a nice way to organize “stuff”. Of course they would be great in my sewing room also.

  • Jan Spitzer
    February 10, 2017

    The storage bins would definitely help to organize my sewing room but I would also use them in my RV. Were are gone for 6 months and I take my machines with. Would help to hold projects and items for sewing.

  • Beverly
    February 11, 2017

    I live in a very small home with little storage, so I would make many of these project items to keep things organized in an attractive manner so the lack of closets and cupboards would not be a problem. They look so fun and fresh!

  • Anne Z.
    February 11, 2017

    I would love to use fabric bins to organize my sewing room!!!

  • Renea Yarolim
    February 11, 2017

    I would be using the bins in my sewing room for organizing all my scraps. Thanks for the great giveaway

  • Caryl Anne Rosten
    February 11, 2017

    love the fabric BINS FOR ORGANIZING SMALL TOOLS SO THEY ARE CLOSE AT HAND. Scrap fabrics can have separate bins easily found when we need a size or color. thnaks for the chance to get your book

  • Debra Thompson
    February 13, 2017

    The fabric bins would be great in any room. You can never be too organized! Thanks for the giveaway Nancy.

  • Diane
    February 13, 2017

    I would make fabric bins for our granddaughter’s room for when she comes to visit. She has so many odds and ends and no real place to put them so she can find them when she needs them, and when it’s time to pack up to go home. Mind you, she’d probably take the bins home, too, but that’s O.K., I can always make more!

  • Connie
    February 13, 2017

    I would make organizer bins, for use in my sewing room to keep each project contained.

  • Becky Canuteson
    February 13, 2017

    I would use them to keep my sewing area better organized !!

  • Patti Serenko
    February 14, 2017

    I would make coordinated bins for almost every room.

  • Carol P
    February 14, 2017

    I think these would work great in my bathroom. I don’t have much counter space, but do have some big, deep shelves, these would look great on the shelves and make the room look so much nicer!

  • Doreen Linehan
    February 20, 2017

    I need to make a lot of these bins.

  • Sally Ann
    February 22, 2017

    These would be perfect for organizing fabric…could color code them!

  • Linda Buttera
    February 27, 2017

    These bins would be awesome gifts at the many baby shows I attend. Being retired and an avid sewer, I’m often asked by family to make the baby’s room décor, like crib sheets, skirts, railing protectors and quilts. I’ve never thought to try storage bins to coordinate too. How awesome! I love this idea.

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  • Patti Serenko
    December 9, 2017

    I would make some for my sewing room and the bathroom and the guest room and ….

  • Chris Shirk
    June 25, 2020

    Where can I find a copy of “Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares”? I have looked in multiple places including your site. I wish to purchase this book.

    Thank you.
    Chris

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