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Thread: Staples has a 25 cent sale.

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    Staples has a 25 cent sale.

    http://ebm.e.staples.com/c/tag/hBR5X...@sbcglobal.net

    Those pencil boxes are great for rotary cutters and marking pencils.

    I like to also go to Staples or Wal-Mart after school starts. They reduce the prices. Those clear school boxes are great for small projects. I bought several a few years ago. They are great for taking to a quilt class - store your scissors, pin cushion, etc.

    Large pencil sharpeners really cheap.

    Lots of neat stuff that's great for quilting.

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    I also like to look at school supplies when everything is drastically reduced. Going to buy lots of Elmers School Glue. Wonder if I can find the fine tip there.
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    ​I pick up my Frixion pens from Staples. I wonder if they will be on sale?

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    I tried to find the Elmer's fine glue cap...to no avail...I checked the Purple Daisy and they are out of stock, but then I also checked the price....with shipping it was going to be $13.00 for two plastic caps, ridiculous. I wonder what the Joann's tips look like, are they plastic or the metal ones in the paint section....Ahh, but they are out of stock on the Enamel pen tip set and says no longer available on their site in addition to other sites that used to carry this set.
    I guess they (Enamel) has gone out of business or quit selling.

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    I'm going notion shopping today for the fine tip for the glue. Luckily, I don't have to drive all over the city. Walmart in my backyard and everything else on South Padre Island Drive.

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    I have used these for quilting supplies for a long time. Bought a bunch and gifted them to friend's who quilt too. AND I put little goodies inside the box. A fat qtr, pattern (printed off computer) pencil, pen, whatever you want to put in. Great little stocking stuffer for makeup too.

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    Another back to school item to use are the zippered pencil pouches. I buy the largest I can find to put my smaller quilting rulers and/or templates in them.
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    In place of the fine tips, take scotch tape and wrap around the standard tip making a point at the top. Take sissors and cut off just the tip. Or take a pin and poke a hole into the top of the tip. You now have a fine tip to make fine lines of glue. I use this method when using the small bottles of craft paints. When done pull off the tape and close the bottle. No washing the tip and you have a new one each time.

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    Staples just had a 5.oo coupon off on a 30.00 dollar purchase for this week.

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    Great idea Craftygater!

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    The only trouble with the 25cent glue is there is a limit of 2. You would have to make a few trips to get a stash. Walmart has the big 7 oz bottles for $1.47 at my store. They also have the glue pens but not in the school supplies. They have them in the craft and office supply section. I think they were $1.97.
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    I'm an old retired teacher and school counselor. I LOVE buying school supplies. It's just a habit. I am so glad I can fill my cart with new school goodies-especially crayons and give them away to schools. I guess it is simple things for simple minds!

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    I love the zippered clear pouches for binders. They hold a lot and the big ones with good zippers are .98 at Walmart. Target they are $1.98 for the same brand. The .98 ones at Target have plastic zip loc zippers. They aren't very sturdy. I haven't found any store that is cheaper for school supplies then Walmart during the back to school sale.
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    Aug 2nd through 4th is tax free day in Tennessee and this is when I am going to pick up things like binders, glue and etc.

    May I ask what is a Frixion Pen and what is it used for. Just never heard of one.

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    Poodles a Frixion Pen is like a small tipped felt marker that after used to mark your quilt with marks can be removed by ironing. They come in several colors & work really well. Just don't get the marked area into really freezing cold weather or the marks come back & you have to iron again LoL. They do work really well for marking on light or medium fabrics. They can be pricey at the LQS so it's good to know Staples sells them. I'm hoping they are cheaper there so I can buy a few to stock up.

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    At a home show here, Staples was giving out Frixon Pens free. I told the guy I used them for quilting and he said here take a bunch and gave me a box of 50 red and black. I shared them with my guild members!
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    went to staples last nite they charged me a dollar a peice. bought 4. Might have to go back.

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    I super-glued a cake decorating metal tip to the top of the glue bottle lid. I used a Wilton's #1 piping tip and when I use the bottle up, I just put the lid with the glued-on tip on a new bottle. Works great for me.

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