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    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    I needed storage for my crumbs, and 1.5" squares. In an attempt to use what I have and not spend any money, I have found that I can fit over 3,000 1.5" squares, and a TON of crumbs in my Folgers coffee can(the large one of course). They are small, you can seperate according to color, or any thing else. They stack nicely on top of each other and there is no cash going out!The handle on them is nice also! Just food for thought!
    I do the same thing, except use large popcorn tin for the 1.5", decorative sewing tins friends have given me and wooden boxes from Dancing Deer for 2.5" and 3.5" and various size triangles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47
    There is a 1 1/2" square swap going on here.. Think you could enjoy even more variety? Just a thought...
    Clever idea!
    I looked for this 1 1/2" squares swap but couldn't find it.
    Got a link to it? Thanks, I might like that with all the itty bitties I make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    I needed storage for my crumbs, and 1.5" squares. In an attempt to use what I have and not spend any money, I have found that I can fit over 3,000 1.5" squares, and a TON of crumbs in my Folgers coffee can(the large one of course). They are small, you can seperate according to color, or any thing else. They stack nicely on top of each other and there is no cash going out!The handle on them is nice also! Just food for thought!

    I like Maxwell House cannisters, they have somewhat square corners and the handles are easier to grasp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooMuchFabric
    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47
    There is a 1 1/2" square swap going on here.. Think you could enjoy even more variety? Just a thought...
    Clever idea!
    I looked for this 1 1/2" squares swap but couldn't find it.
    Got a link to it? Thanks, I might like that with all the itty bitties I make.

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    good for you for being so organized and clever.

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    What exactly are crumbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    I needed storage for my crumbs, and 1.5" squares. In an attempt to use what I have and not spend any money, I have found that I can fit over 3,000 1.5" squares, and a TON of crumbs in my Folgers coffee can(the large one of course). They are small, you can seperate according to color, or any thing else. They stack nicely on top of each other and there is no cash going out!The handle on them is nice also! Just food for thought!
    I'm confused, are we talking about baking? or small pieces of fabric? Is that what "crumbs" are?

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    I have my crumbs(pieces) in zip lock bags but the container idea is a lot better and I can get rid of all these little bags. I have many ice cream buckets now I have a use for them. Thanks. I one day will use my crumbs.

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    I love using my coffee cans for fabric pieces. I put all my small scraps in them and as soon as they fill up, I donate them to my kids' school for arts and crafts projects. I don't feel bad about not using all my scraps when I know they are going to be gracing the hallways of school on various art and decoupage projects.

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    O.K., what is a "crumb" and what do you make with them??

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    Thanks

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    At least your pieces will smell good.

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    Good ideal but how do you get that awful smell out of the can. All your fabric will smell like coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra Mc
    Good ideal but how do you get that awful smell out of the can. All your fabric will smell like coffee.
    Baking Soda?

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    One company we order from at work often sends us a tin of "thankyou" cookies. I bring the empty tins home for my 1 1/2" squares. They stack nicely on a shelf, and are small enough to grab one to take to a quilt day with friends.

    DH gets the empty coffee containers for workshop "bits".

    Patti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzazz
    One company we order from at work often sends us a tin of "thankyou" cookies. I bring the empty tins home for my 1 1/2" squares. They stack nicely on a shelf, and are small enough to grab one to take to a quilt day with friends.

    DH gets the empty coffee containers for workshop "bits".

    Patti
    I use to use cookie tins like that as my parents bought tons of those big tins with butter cookies. Had to change to something else because I got in trouble with my DGC because there was suppose to be cookies in there & not grammie's junk.

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    That is too cute!!! Gotta love the grands. Did you fill them with cookies? ;)

    Patti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzazz
    That is too cute!!! Gotta love the grands. Did you fill them with cookies? ;)

    Patti
    I keep them fixed on a regular bases. They all love Grammie's chocolate chip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trif
    Wow, good luck sewing all those crumbs, I'm not brave enough to sew with such small pieces, I think my machine would eat them like a snack! Hahaha
    Yep, my machine does that too. You'd think with an expensive machine it wouldn't but it does. (Janome 6600) I'm going to go buy the single throat plate and see if that helps. I'm assured it will. Can you get a single throat plate for your machine?


    Ladies, you can find out all about crumbs at quiltville.com

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    That's my sister for ya! CAN you say OCD?? LOL Get it "CAN"
    Love Ya Sister!

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    To avoid your machine from eatting the small pieces of fabric, "crumbs", I ues a foundation, either paper, or muslin. I have been saving the pieces to make a mosaic quilt. I have a picture of my DH that I just love, and will be making a quilt with te crumbs, and his picture printed onto graph paper.
    And sis, you are silly!

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    I think I would loose my mind just thinking about all those little pieces... Good luck. :shock:

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    I use the "buckets" that cat litter comes in (From Sam's)..I have them labeled with the square scrape sizes, like 3", 4" etc.....and I have them on an old shelf that I got years ago at K Mart..I know when the bucket gets full, its time to use those scraps to make a scrappy quilt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingfan
    I think I would loose my mind just thinking about all those little pieces... Good luck. :shock:

    Me too! Good grief I can't even imagine counting them all much less putting them altogether. It takes a special person to be able to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany
    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    I kept count by putting stacks of 50 in a small shallow box. They just seemed to add up quick.Im also doing a scrap challenge, has to be done by Christmas. I was thinking of doing a mosiac style one to see how it would come out, so I also wanted to seperate them by light, med. & dark.
    I do something similar, though since I don't drink coffee I don't have any of those cool cans you ladies are talking about. Is the can see-through? I've found that unless I'm separating by color and value, I need to be able to see what I'm looking at without having to take them out and sort through them all the time. I don't want to handle my scraps too much or the edges start to fray and then they are no longer square.

    Evidently I need to find someone who drinks this brand of coffee. :lol:

    I am collecting 1-inch sqaures (unfinished) to do a mosaic quilt with someday. You go girl! :thumbup:
    This sounds intriguing. Any plans for it yet? How big do you think it will be? Working that small is needless to say, challenging--from someone who knows!

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