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Thread: Fat quarter storage

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    Fat quarter storage

    I was checking out http://www.beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.ca and she had some fat quarters displayed in little turquoise painted drawers. Very cute but I recognize those little gems! There is a treadle sewing machine cabinet somewhere missing it's little drawers!

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    I saw that too!

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    Here in my neck of the woods, the vintage sellers only want the metal stands from the machine and will sell the drawers cheap. I see lots of the drawers at antique flea markets and stores.
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    I bought several treadle sewing machines some years back, thinking that I would refurbish all of them. I did fix up one, learned to treadle on it (sort of) but I still have the others, sitting in the garage, waiting for me to do something with them. The oldest, from 1894, is missing one drawer and the drawer pulls from two of the other drawers. They're the same style drawers as shown in your picture. I hope to find a replacement drawer someday at a decent price.
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    My friend Cindi puts her fat quarters in one of those Hallmark card spinners. Rather ingenious, but I'm not sure where I'd get my hands on one!

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    While I don't do much of anything special now, years ago I bought an inexpensive open CD stand and thought I'd put the fq's in the slots with something like cardboard to keep them from drooping. Never did use it to its full potential.
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    This is a picture of my fq storage...they are full up now. Love it!
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    I know what Lori Holt from Bee in my Bonnet has is probably genuine vintage, but they sell boxes that look just like old sewing machine cabinet drawers at Hobby Lobby.

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    what a cute little springy sampler quilt she has going on! thanks for sharing that Tartan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I bought several treadle sewing machines some years back, thinking that I would refurbish all of them. I did fix up one, learned to treadle on it (sort of) but I still have the others, sitting in the garage, waiting for me to do something with them. The oldest, from 1894, is missing one drawer and the drawer pulls from two of the other drawers. They're the same style drawers as shown in your picture. I hope to find a replacement drawer someday at a decent price.
    M DH gifted me with this same machine (well the cabinet is the same, can't see the machine). I've got all of the drawers but the middle drawer in the front needs bracing. The veneer is in bad shape. If I could get the machine running, I think I'd just clean up the cabinet and try my hand (or feet) at working it. I used a treadle in home ec many moons ago.
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