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Thread: Can you show me your 'finds' for storage?

  1. #31
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    I use some of those ideas. I have a wire shelf that was meant to hang on the back of a door. I covered some bean cans with scrapbook paper and modge podge and store small stuff in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulquilting View Post
    I love the blue kitchen carts from Ikea - just wish I could figure out a good reason to buy one or two of them for myself . . ..
    I bought one (ordered it online-shipping is crazy expensive but would have been insanely expensive for shipping two) and it didn't fit in my sewing room where I wanted to use it. So I'm using it in my kitchen for a snack cart.

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    That was fun looking at all the great ideas. Thanks

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    I have a stack of cat litter buckets from Sam's that hold various color scraps...like, a red bucket, a blue one, etc and I also have one that is kid scraps, one that is 5" and 6" blocks, and I use the plastic boxes that Sams cookies come in...I have them marked b y scrap sizes....2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2 squares.........I also have one for stripes by sizes, 2 in, 3 in, etc..I try to cut up my scraps as they accumulate, so I dont end up with a pile of stuff........I use pill bottles for sharps that are for the trash - I love the week long medication holders for holding bobbins.....since I have several machines, each pill holder has the machine name on it, so I know which holder to get for whichever machine I am using(found these at the dollar store) , I use the half bushel size baskets (from the farmers market) to hold things like "orphan blocks" and "panels fabrics" and things in progress -I have 2 plastic milk crate boxes that hold the "yuk" fabrics - you know, the kind that is too heavy for quilts or too thin - I use these for the dog shelter (use the thin fabric for the batting inside the heavy fabric beds) - I have my thread spools in a large , round flat cookie tin - I keep all the scissors in a paper covered coffee can (2 pd size) - I saved a few pretty jars that had Pepper Jelly and I use those for small things, all lined up on a shelf they look pretty......I have 2 large electrosol dishwasher powder buckets that I use as trash cans..one for real trash and one for bits of fabric, stuffing, etc that I use for stuffing kitty mats for the shelter - I use loose leaf notebooks (from thrift stores, usually for 50 cents to a dollar) for holding all the quilt patterns I get from on line sites - this is way too long, so I need to hush....this is such a good topic ..we all have things the others of us can use......
    Judy, retired RN, alias 4 dogs and in the mountains of western North Carolina.

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    Oh, my gosh, what great ideas! I'm redesigning my room, and I'm going to "borrow" some of these ideas.

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    [QUOTE=luvTooQuilt;6556970]Wooden shoe cubby holds 1930's Fqs
    Attachment 460675

    Empty cascade tubs from Sams house scraps
    Attachment 460677

    I think you just won the award for " The Most Organized Scraps" I have EVER seen. Looks like you have a place for every scrap piece. You are VERY organized!!!!!!!!!! Your scraps, spools, and stash, I can only imagine how you have everything else organized. You are WELCOME to skip, hop and jump over to my house and organize ANY time you want! WOW. I am so impressed! Kuddos to you, wish I was as organized!
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    super ideas. I use the clear plastic containers for sweaters and shoes. I use my scrapbook rolling tote to take projects to class

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    I use one of those big colorful popcorn tins for scraps that someone gave us at Christmas time.
    JuneBillie - In memory of my dear mother June, and my dear mother in law Billie.
    I am thankful for this day My name - Susan

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    I use a magnetic dish I purchased at Harbor Freight for my quilting safety pins. I think it's what mechanics use to corral the nuts and bolt when their working on a car.

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    I hang my scissors on an old coffee cup tree. Right now it has s little chain of templates, my rotary cutters, scissors, a snake light, my pin and needle sharpening strawberry and a tape measure. (But it's supposed to just have scissors and rotary cutters on it). Go figure :-)

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