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Thread: Organizing my stash

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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    I was going through my 5 boxes of scraps and trying to figure out a way to organize them. I'm tired of always digging through everything to find the right match! Then I had an idea.
    I got some very large brown mailing envelopes and sorted the pieces that went together when I made the original quilt. I put them together in the envelope, labeled the envelope with the name of the quilt and put a picture of the quilt on the front of the envelope. I put them in a box standing up so I can see the names of the quilts without digging through everything. Now when I want some fabric I can go to that envelope, pull out the fabric scraps that match, and away I go. (At least it seems like this should work in theory - haven't tried it yet.

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    Sounds like a great idea! Or clear plastic bags.

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    what a great idea! i was thinking about getting a new file cabinet and trying to come up with a new way for some scraps- this may just fit into my ideas...thanks for sharing!

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    I do this with leftovers from a quilt made, but use clear zip-lock bags

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    I like this idea!!!

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    I started using the clear envelopes found in office stores.
    They are large and you can see what you have. Especially good if you have a coupon.

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    I use plastic shoe boxes from the dollar store for my matcing smaller pieces

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    I also use clear boxes. They are easy to stack andlabel.

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    Sounds doable to me! :thumbup:
    I store my left overs in a gallon size zip lock bag, so I can see it without having to open it up.

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    Whatever works for you is the way to do it!

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