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Thread: If I am storing projects in ziplock bags will it hurt anything to put a dryer sheet in?

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    Thank you in advance!
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    Hmm, not sure why it would hurt them. If nothing else, it will make them smell nice and likely keep away some bugs. I'm interested in other people's answers as well David. Great question! :thumbup:

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    I've put in a "used" sheet was afraid a new one is to oily/greasy and may leave residue on material. I put one or two "used" in when I get a quilt top from a smoker and puff up bag and twist tie before I LA it!!

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    The smell is what I am worried about I LOVE LOVE LOVE to cook wit garlic, and I also enjoy (I'm ready for all the "eeeeewwwwwsss"LOL)the occasional cigar
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    Don't know why you would need it but...good idea. I have some in those 1 gallon and bigger ones that are new but I am so hooked on the project boxes from JOann's too. The only way I would not use them if it was a project for someone else as many have allergies to different smells. I do this when I get things in the mail from smokers. LOL Works every time. That and fabreeze spray. I will have to watch and see how others feel. Thanks for the great post, fella.:):):)

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    wow, I would rather smell garlic and cigars than dryer sheets!! Hate that smell.

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    Good idea i use Pampers fragrance baby wipes i dry them out and pop in storage boxes they work a treat and keep some fabrics of mine nice, fresh and fragrance

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    OK just read your second post. To keep smells out, I get it. LOL. LIttle slow here, more coffee needed.....

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    Hubby and I smoke and I cook with onions and garlic a lot but never thought about it stinking up the quilting since it's in a separate room and we only do these things in the kitchen. If it's in a different room I don't see a problem but I'm sure if you use a used one it would be fine but I'd worry a bit about a fresh one. I prewash all my fabric and zip lock them, they stay fresh for years!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    OK just read your second post. To keep smells out, I get it. LOL. LIttle slow here, more coffee needed.....
    Having a "Blonde" moment Deb?? :lol: :lol:
    I know I'm in trouble now!
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    From one brunnette to another. LOL
    YOu are in touble with the blondes now. Again...bad boy..go to a corner.

    Politically correct now would be an "ah ha" moment.

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    LOL, add me to the "rather smell garlic and cigars than dryer sheets" group... guess we should have our own corner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    From one brunnette to another. LOL
    YOu are in touble with the blondes now. Again...bad boy..go to a corner.

    Politically correct now would be an "ah ha" moment.
    I'm afraid I'm not very PC! LOL
    Have ya noticed? :twisted:
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    Gosh, David, now I am smelling garlic and bread and want to go have italian for lunch. Looks like you got to slide on this one...lucky man.

    See the pretty blonde??? See who she is pulling???? ROFL
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    NO and NO...first, you should not STORE in ziploc, never seal up cotton so that it can not breathe!

    Second the chemicals that are on dryer sheets can leave behind things you will never see.
    The military has not banned the use of them on uniforms, the chemicals left behind can be picked up on heat sensors!

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    When I pack up my finished quilted projects (saving for gifts) I pack in a tote and put in a small scented candle, everything smells so nice when you open it.

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    I agree with Jacquie. I would think the chemicals locked in there with fabric isn't a good thing and the fabric all locked in a bag also isn't a good thing. Can you go outside to smoke? I couldn't live with a smoker. yuck. Even my sister who lives in Alaska goes outside to smoke so her dh isn't exposed to the fumes.

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    the best thing is a bar of cheap soap(I use plain old dial) wrapped in a paper towel and secured with a rubber band or string if storing for long periods!

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    When I bought my featherweight, there was a bar of Irish Spring (I think) in a bag in the box. Made the whole thing smell like a fresh spring day. :mrgreen:

    edit-it was Lever 2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    When I bought my featherweight, there was a bar of Irish Spring (I think) in a bag in the box. Made the whole thing smell like a fresh spring day. :mrgreen:

    edit-it was Lever 2000.
    for project storage you don't need the whole bar either,, just 1/4 will do! I learned this from a quilt historian. She puts the 1/4 bars in between the quilts in the suitcase she takes all over the country!

    She also has been known to sneak extra hotel soaps is she thinks they will work...leave the wrapper on them put open one end if you can and it is the same thing!

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    Ahhhhhh never thought about going the soap route! Genius!!! I also did not think about letting the fabric breathe. Great advice everyone Thank you so much!
    David

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    Thank you for the info. I knew someone would let us know. The soap idea is good too. I always have hotel soaps laying around form traveling. Wonder why they sell the plastic projects boxes at Quilt stores? I would think air gets into them nicely? I know I like those boxes. I also make lots of "kits" up for Project Linus and put them in baggies until they are made. Might just leave the bag open. Thanks for sharing everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    Ahhhhhh never thought about going the soap route! Genius!!! I also did not think about letting the fabric breathe. Great advice everyone Thank you so much!
    David
    brought to you by a FRIENDLY and not too dumb blonde!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    Thank you for the info. I knew someone would let us know. The soap idea is good too. I always have hotel soaps laying around form traveling. Wonder why they sell the plastic projects boxes at Quilt stores? I would think air gets into them nicely? I know I like those boxes. I also make lots of "kits" up for Project Linus and put them in baggies until they are made. Might just leave the bag open. Thanks for sharing everyone.
    the storage containers are not for long term. They are PROJECT holders not heirloom storage... :D
    on the Kit bags, just leave it open about 2", but again, they are not going to be stored in them for long so it does not matter.

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    I buy at the $ store those zipper pillow protectors. The fabric is similar to J-cloths. Not the plastic ones.

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