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    Is This good for scrap storage?

    I was looking through some black friday adds and saw this... Does anyone have one of these? I was wondering if the drawers are stong enough to hold fabric scraps. I don't have a ton, so I won't be stuffing them ( I think) but would hate to buy them if they are not sturdy as this would be the only thing I need them for. Thanks in advance for any input you guys can give me
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    I was thinking of buying one. They look pretty sturdy for scrap holding.

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    looks pretty handy.

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    I prefer clear containers so I can see what is in them. Let me know if you get it and like it.
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    I also like clear containers, I wonder if serger thread would fit in it ??

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    IMHO...drawers aren't deep enough or large enough for my scraps. How many scraps do you have?
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    I had one and ended up giving it to my DH for the garage. It is not very sturdy and the drawers are constantly coming off the rungs. I was only using it for misc tools, etc. You can buy them at the big discountstores for $20 something. I wouldn't recommend this . Sorry!

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    I use the clear boxes for everything I can. I just spent a couple of days reorganizing all my scraps in color order in the clear boxes....reds/pinks/oragnes/yellows in one box, blues/greens/purples in another and etc. Certainly makes the searches a lot easier and quicker.
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    I have one of these! I bought mine at Sam's several years ago for $20 just because I thought they were cute. Bought two of them, actually! It's okaaaay ... that's the best I can say. I use mine for stuff that doesn't have to be seen or used daily. The drawers get off track very easily and are rather aggravating. I'm glad I only paid $20 each for mine. I don't think it's worth the $35 price, and for sure would never pay the ridiculous "regular" price. Hope this info helps.

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    I have one. We (my DD and I) just set it up. My DD wants to use the drawers for project storage. the drawers come out easily to take where we need for the project.
    I thought that it could hold and organize my scraps well. It rolls where I need it. I paid a little less than that. But I thought that the flexibility of the cart was worth it.
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    My daughter has them for her classroom. She has been using them for 6 years - each student has their own drawer and others are used for items turned in, extra lined paper, etc. It has held up so far.

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    i own one and that is more that enough. lol i have my rubber stamps in them but it does not do a very good job at all.
    if i dont use them often the the dust collects on the stamp and i have to wash tehm before i use them. the drawers do come off of the track all of the time. i have a 6 draw plastic one all white with wheels that i got from walmart. i like that one much better. the drawers close tight and keep the dust out. i keep all of my emb. thread in the top three drawers and cutter, ruler small ones and clips in the bottom three drawers. i have three of them and i really like them. they have lasted me many years already and no a sign of wear yet. i like the fact that the drawers close tight the best. blessings ogama

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    I have a double wide one that has these shallow drawers on one side and deeper drawers on the other. I use mine as a project organizer. I like it enough that I've thought of getting another one. The drawers do come off the glides easily, but I like how easy it is to take the whole drawer out to sort through. I keep all the fabrics for a project in the drawers.

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    I read somewhere that if you take one side of the black rubber things out when putting it together that it makes the drawers fit more snuggly and don't fall out anymore. I am hoping that is correct. I foun them at SAMs that are all brown(more my style) for $30 so DH is going to pick it up for me today! So much better than waiting til next week lol
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    I would choose something with clear drawers. Joanne's has a nice three drawer unit. It's a good deal with a coupon. I have two of them for scrappy organization.

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    I have one for scrapbooking and the drawers are not big enough for many scrap.
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    it's pretty, but i don't think i'd pay that much for it. the drawers don't look that deep to me
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    I did buy one of these but find the drawers are too shallow to put much in them. I keep some of my quilting patterns and some embroidery patterns in the drawers. I tried using the drawers for material but they just do not hold enough to be worthwile as a material storage space. Perhaps small scraps would work fine.

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    I was given one for my birthday a couple of years ago. I love it. I too typicaly use clear containers, but what I did was place labels on the drawers and they work really well.

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    I have one. I use it to hold precut blocks of various sizes. Also for fat quarters. I think the shelves/drawers are too shallow to be very useful for scraps but I have found lots of quilt related items that store in them very nicely.
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    I found a$27.00 dog food rolling cart with a hinged lid at Goodwill for $1.99, it had a crack on the side. I used clear packing tape and it is wonderful, it is under my sewing table and holds a lot of scraps.

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    I think it would be excellent. I like the different color drawers. You could color coordinate your scraps with the drawers.

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    I bought two (shorter ones) at staples they are quite sturdy. I use them for scrapbooking & paper is WAY heavier than fabric. Going by the price, I think those would be sturdier than the $20 walmart type ones.

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    I would love one of these. Go for it

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    I have four of these and I use them for storing UfO's and fabrics bought together for certain projects. I store thread in another. They are great as long as you don't have to pull out the drawers on a daily basis. I bought all mine at Sam's Club and theyb are clear.
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