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Thread: Storage container for 2" squares

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    Super Member JenniePenny's Avatar
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    Here's a tip that I submitted to a magazine for inclusion in the readers' tips:

    When I'm done with a project, much of my left-over small pieces of fabric will be cut into either 2", 2.5", or 3" squares.
    Since I drink General Food International coffees, it dawned on me to reuse the boxy tin containers for my 2" squares.

    When finished with the coffee, I vacuumed the last few grains out of the can and wiped out with a dry cloth (Washing the can will cause it to rust!)

    For a different look, I've covered two cans with wrapping paper, and they are great to store my 2" squares of scraps.

    When 2 cans are full, that is when I make a small table topper or donate squares.

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    Neat minis!

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    Cute idea! Thanks for sharing. I don't drink coffee so I'll have to find someone who does.

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    Great use of cans!! very nice idea

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    hey girl, thanks for this idea - I have been storing stuff in those cans for years. My mother-in-law gave me my first can and I still have it - I use them to store all kinds of things in. I love the dec' ing them idea- have never thought of that.

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    What a great idea! I don't happen to drink that kind of coffee, but your tip has inspired me to look around the house and see how I can repurpose stuff.

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    I store mine in the clear plastic lunchmeat containers sold in supermarkets (sliced ham, turkey etc)
    I've been doing it for years so now have 2 1/2" in separate ones - light, medium and dark.
    My 1 1/2" are dumped into a huge popcorn tin.

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    WOW I love all the clever tips you can get from here :lol:

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    This is a great idea. I like how they fit in the coffee can. If I can't see it then I don't have it so the clear plastic storage containers will work better for me. Thank you./Regards, Dorothy

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    How cute! Love your idea, thanks for sharing.

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