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Old 09-05-2010, 08:36 AM
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I recently cut a bunch of 2 - 1/2" blocks only to realize I didn't need them. OK, what to do? NO tossing of blocks for sure. So I went in the house, got a sticky note, wrote 2 - 1/2" blocks and put them in a food saver bag. Sucked it down and sealed, the blocks will stay put, and be clean and ready for when I need them on a future project. Who says kitchen goodies aren't good for quilting?
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:47 AM
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I like it. I wish I was that organized.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:05 AM
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I now have a whole batch of leftover pieces in bagies. I have always used the small bagies to keep my small leftover pieces organized.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:13 AM
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There's your million dollar idea! Package it for quilters and distribute it to quilt shops.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:08 AM
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I use an assortment of ziploc bags for my projects. I use the sandwich size to put my binding in and hang it from the hanger with the top so they are together.

I've received thread that was packaged in a foodsaver bag inside the box. A very clever way to ship things.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:35 AM
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I always ship my fabrics in sealed gallon bags. I take all the air out and they fit better in the package/envelope. And if the weather is bad, I know it will arrive dry.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:43 AM
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I too use the Ziploc style bags. I also use a reusable lunch/ bag to put my "rough" scraps in as I cut and sew. About once a month, I empty the lunch bag and cut my scraps into 5", 4" and 2 1/2" and 1 1/2" blocks. These get seperated into their appropriate Ziploc bag and stashed in a drawer of my 3 drawer rolling cart. I don't have any plans for using them yet, but I can't stand the thought of throwing fabric away. I'll probably Pay It Forward with them eventually. LOL. At least that way someone could use them.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:02 PM
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good idea
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:59 PM
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I use the large ziplocs (the blue ones with the handle) for boms or any blocks that I have to transport that are 12 1/2". I cut a cardboard that's 13" sq, put it in, then slide the blocks in. It keeps them flat, clean and easy to carry. I also use bags to keep scraps separate. I write on the outside which quilt they go with. If I have several large pieces of fabric that I have a specific quilt in mind for I wrap them in a 4" wide piece of muslin that I've written the pattern name and book on then pin it closed. It keeps the fabric together and keeps me from using it on something else.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:56 PM
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I use the zip lock type bags alot, mostly the small one meant for a sandwich.
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