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Thread: storage for stencils

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    Red face storage for stencils

    How do you store your stencils? I have great storage for everything else but the stencils come in so many different sizes, shapes and themes. They also get "tangled" together easily. I only have a few stencils but plan to invest in more. My "freehand" quilting barely rivals the scribbling of a three year old.

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    i like the idea of hanging them on pants hangers in the closet
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    I store my quilting stencils (flexible plastic ones) on my peg board. I just hang them on the board through the hanging holes. Some people like to use a metal shower hook through the holes and hang them on the closet pole.

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    I hang mine on a hook on the peg board but first I take one of those little plastic thingey's that keep the bread wrapper closed and I staple it to the top edge of each stencil, then when I want a certain stencil I can just slip it off the hook and don't have to remove all the stencils hanging in front of the one I need.

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    go ahead, laugh at me, I thought this was asking how to store PENCILS and wondered what was wrong with the age old method of sticking them in a coffee cup!!!!! speaking of coffee - guess I need some more!

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    I group mine by size/shape, then put a round notebook ring through them, and then hang on a Command strip hook placed on the side wall of my closet. I have 3 groups and it makes it easy to find the one I want: long and wide for borders, medium length and narrow for inner borders, and square for blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by masufa View Post
    I hang mine on a hook on the peg board but first I take one of those little plastic thingey's that keep the bread wrapper closed and I staple it to the top edge of each stencil, then when I want a certain stencil I can just slip it off the hook and don't have to remove all the stencils hanging in front of the one I need.
    I kind of do the same thing, love it. I use the big ones from plastic garbage bags that I do not use and they are bigger and u have more room.
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    LOL, exactly what I thought too. I need tea.


    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    go ahead, laugh at me, I thought this was asking how to store PENCILS and wondered what was wrong with the age old method of sticking them in a coffee cup!!!!! speaking of coffee - guess I need some more!

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    i bought one of those hangers type things from Joanns it is a round metal hoop with a hanger type thing on the top , i have 3 one for rulers,one for mats, and the other for stencils they hang on the back of my door

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    I'm using one of the smaller metal hinged Command Strip hooks attached to the wall. I also use them to hang my rulers.
    Last edited by caspharm; 03-11-2012 at 10:19 AM. Reason: clarification

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