I've been drowning in a living room full of fabric and thread for too long! Over the weekend, I pulled myself together and organized my mess.
My last apartment didn't have any closets (ahhh, NYC), so my genius mom built free-standing closet doors for me. One side had shelves, and the other side had corkboard, a whiteboard, and hooks for things like hats and bags.
Now I find myself in a new space with (gasp!) three closets!! Nevermind that none of those closets are in the bedroom. I still have the free-standing closet doors, so I used one of them to organize my in-progress crafts. (And eesh, there are a lot of them. Like the blue hat. And the teal dress. Oh and the cotton lawn dress. And the lunchbag.)
Previously the thread was piled into a Ziploc freezer bag. Seriously. I was too embarrassed to even take a before picture. I organized my threads with two of these handy thread racks from Joann's. You can hang them or use them free-standing.
I used a magazine pouch to organize things like rulers, patterns, and other random items. I stuffed the in-progress projects on the shelves on the other side. As these collections grow, I'll probably have to think of another storage idea. For now, it works!
I'd be very curious to hear how you organize your in-progress crafts. (Please don't tell me I'm the only one who stacks them all on a table.)