If you’re like me, you can’t stand to throw away a perfectly good ribbon. If you don’t use them up fast enough, they accumulate. How do you avoid a tangled mess?
Here’s what I did.
I started with a cardboard tube. This one was left over from batting, so it’s almost four feet long. I wrapped batting around the tube–just enough to wrap around once and overlap by about an inch. I trimmed it with scissors. Then I whip stitched by hand along the entire length of the batting.
I wrapped the ribbons around the batting tube, securing each with a straight pin. Now I can see at a glance what I have, and they don’t tangle. My organizer leans against a corner in my sewing room.
Am I weird? In my defense I can say that I’m starting to use more ribbon in my projects now that it isn’t hidden away in a box.