Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday Tip - BOM

I have talked about Block of the Month before.  I try to complete the block or blocks as soon as the pattern is released each month.  That way it is done and I don't have to worry about playing catch up.

What I would like to share today is how I store the blocks.  See my "expensive storage system"?  The first three hangers are BOM.  The back hanger with the flying geese is a small quilt awaiting quilting.
I use pant hangers to hold my Block of the Month projects.  Here are my Country Threads blocks.
Here are my blocks for the Legacy Sampler from Quilter's Garden.
Above is a pant hanger with the little metal clips that you pull up, then insert your item between the black tabs, and then push the clips back down into place.   I do NOT recommend this type of hanger.

I do recommend the type that has the spring release clips that you just pinch and insert your item into the clip.  My blocks have been hanging this way throughout the year and do not find that they stretch while hanging.  I am very pleased with the results.  This nice thing about this method is I had these items on hand and I don't have another tub filled with a project I can't see.  When shopping and someone offers me the hangers, I say yes.  This method is budget friendly and leaves more money for fabric, patterns and notions.

Have a terrific Tuesday!  Say a prayer for the folks in Washington effected by the tornado.  There are many families displaced this holiday without a home to celebrate in.  They have received about 6 inches of snow and things are at a standstill.

I have linked up with Connie at Freemotion by the River.

Yours in quilting,


  1. Very smart idea! I can see many other uses for the hangers.

    1. Thanks,Libby. Most of the time you can get the hangers for free. :)