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    Senior Member cat-on-a-mac's Avatar
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    found a way to organize beads

    i have never tried beading on a quilt, so decided to give it a shot. Immediately, I found myself having trouble -- not with sewing the beads on, but with "managing" the beads. The little plastic bags are useless once they're opened, and I didn't have enough little clear plastic bottles. Then, I had a light bulb moment. We had an extra pill organizer around that we had never used. It has big compartments, 4 per day, so that's 28 sections. THey have clear tops so I can see what's in each section.

    So far, it's working great!
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    Do you have to wait until Thursday at noon to sew the gold beads?
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    LOL

    Maybe i can use that technique when I'm stumped as to what color to use next -- go by the date/time!
    Cathy

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    Great idea!
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    Great storage. That brings to mind the little panties that came with the days of the week embroidered on them. We're you a rebel and switched up the days or did you have to have the right panties on the correct day?

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    great idea I keep all my tic tac containers, for beads and used needles too, and Altoids tins, I use them for a bunch of things.
    dare to dream

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    thanks for the tip
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    i just saw some huge pills holders at dollar store!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Do you have to wait until Thursday at noon to sew the gold beads?
    Ha! Ha ha! Love it!!

    *gasps for breath*

    Alison

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    What a great idea ... thanks for sharing.

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    love it. great way to use the extra pill case we all have in the bottom draw takeing up space.
    Scrapy quilts have more love in them.

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    great idea thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Do you have to wait until Thursday at noon to sew the gold beads?
    ROFL! What a great idea. I wish I could find something like that to keep me organized. (And I'm not talking about organizing my beads, don't have any of those, it's ME that needs to get organized.)

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    I don't use beads for anything (right now) but I think this is a wonderful idea!

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