I admit it... organizing my house to look like it could be a store or at least in a Nancy Meyers movie makes me crazy-happy! So I'm excited to announce my studio will be featured in the Summer 2017 issue of Classic Sewing Magazine.
I've spent hundreds of hours arranging and rearranging my studio to find what works best for me and enjoy sharing my tips with you. From cataloging fabrics and making work spaces ergonomic, to having beautiful things surrounding me, I hope to encourage your crafting space!
Fabric Die Storage
Our fabric dies are an investment, and they should last forever (or at least for a really long time!), so it's important to store them correctly. Remember to keep them stored vertically and out of direct sunlight. I've found 14" modular cubes are a great way to store dies. Recollections cubes available at Michael's are available with different internal configurations and as your die collection grows, you can add more cubes.
It is rare, but people have experienced "slight bowing" in 24" long dies being stored vertically. However there seems to be a correlation with direct sunlight and high temp. rooms. Many of the people asked found the dies still work even with the bowing. This unlikely issue should not lead you to store long dies flat. You could, if space allows, store them on the short side, with the 24" length extending out.
It has also be noted that the foam can sometimes un-attach partially from the cutting surface of dies while stored vertical. This is easily remedied by simple adding a bit of adhesive where needed.