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    Some really neat ideas for those little things. I'd never thought of most of them. TIme to re-thing some things, no doubt~

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    If you're a knitter, they make great bobbins for managing small lengths of yarn, especially for the "tail" at the
    beginning of a project.

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    If you have a pair of flip flops and the toe tab breaks or is too loose, use one of these bread bag tabs on the toe tab to hold until you can get home with your broken shoe.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda - K. View Post
    I read somewhere that when you have a roll of duct tape, masking tape, etc., that when you finally get it unrolling, you put one of these tabs on the end and next time you won't have a problem starting to get the tape going off the roll.
    What works good for this is the little plastic bar that comes with an individual snack pack of crackers and cheese spread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alleyoop1 View Post
    Speaking of cords, here is an old tip that amazed my family and friends. I didn't think this one up but have used it for years. I save the cardboard tube from a roll of toilet tissue and use it to store my appliance cords inside. I can write on the cardboard which appliance the cord goes with. Saves a tangled mess in the drawer. Even keep the cords neat for appliances that do not have a detachable cord.
    I have also used this trick for years....works great!!

    Another use for the bread tags....use them to cover the holes in a flower pot when you are potting something...the dirt doesn't leach out when you water the plant.

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    Well! Thanks everybody for all your wonderful ideas. I knew I could count on this creative group to find some great uses for bread tabs. Looks like I am going to be saving them a lot more...... Happy Quilting!!

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    NO kidding, I read it and have no idea what to use them for but they make me crazy when dh leaves them on the counter. I loved the tube idea for cords.
    What a fun topic......Thanks
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    They can also be used as a guitar pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alleyoop1 View Post
    Speaking of cords, here is an old tip that amazed my family and friends. I didn't think this one up but have used it for years. I save the cardboard tube from a roll of toilet tissue and use it to store my appliance cords inside. I can write on the cardboard which appliance the cord goes with. Saves a tangled mess in the drawer. Even keep the cords neat for appliances that do not have a detachable cord.
    i also use for extension cords and xmas lights. sorry this is off topic.

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    They work great to keep the end of my blue painters tape from sticking to the roll. I use the painters tape for lots of different quilting techniques.

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    I've used then as an emergency fix-it for flip flops. Attach one underneath the flip flop where the thong goes thru the sole to help keep it from pulling thru.
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    I use them when I am doing hand embroidery. I have the full 6 strand DMC on those little white plastic holders made for embroidery BUT once I split a strand I don't put it back on the holder, I just wind it around the bread tabs and then it's ready when you need it.

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    I use them for tabs on tape so it won't roll back on itself and you can not get it to come off next time.
    I am talking scotch tape and clear wrapping tapes.

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