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Thread: Storage for dies and mats for The Go

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    Storage for dies and mats for The Go

    Can anyone give me ideas on a bag or container to store these in? Thanks ahead of time
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    because you can't stack them (ruins blades) this is a toughie. I use wire folder racks from an office supply store to store all except the Qubes. the smaller dies are in these racks setting upright on tubs under my cutting table (the tubs hold other stuff) and the long ones I have on these racks on the wall.

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    Mine are stored on end in dish drainer type rack inside a deep drawer. The few larger ones are stored on the bookcase on end like books.
    here is a link to a recent discussion on this forum regarding storage of those long dies.......

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/missio...s-t304285.html

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    Found this untique expanding rack in an antique shop and use it
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    I use the storage boxes that Accuquilt sells which I like. All of my strip dies are stored in the cupboard in my sewing room on their sides. I can't afford to buy any more dies, because I have no more room to store them.

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    Hamper for the tall ones and baskets for the rest, I store them on their side in the baskets and leave lots of room between them so they don’t compress.
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    I have a long L shape table. My Go is on the little end and my dies are in holders on the long end. I have the long dies standing up at the back of the table, leaning against the wall. One rack holds all the mats. If you are toting the Go and mats the carrier Accuquilt sells would be the best option.
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    I purchased some Iris Connecting Book Bins for another purpose. I found they are perfect for the Go dies except the long strip dies (which I keep standing up at the side of my closet between the bookshelf and wall).

    https://www.containerstore.com/s/iri...g%20book%20bin

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    I had my husband build a puzzle rack/shelf for our granddaughter's wooden puzzles. Then I realized the same idea would work for my long strip dies that are so heavy to move all together. It works great! He made it so they have the short end sticking out and the entire box of shelves fits neatly under the table holding the die cutting machine. I keep the mat at the top, so it is easy to grab each time.

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    sheriA, Thank you for the web site on containers. When you put the dies in the container can they touch each other?
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    I've done quite a few things for storage and this is the best one, for me, that I have come up with so far. They are in a cabinet that I already had in my sewing room, and I labeled them all so they are easy to locate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juliea9967 View Post
    I've done quite a few things for storage and this is the best one, for me, that I have come up with so far. They are in a cabinet that I already had in my sewing room, and I labeled them all so they are easy to locate.
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    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz View Post
    sheriA, Thank you for the web site on containers. When you put the dies in the container can they touch each other?
    Yes, they do stand side by side and touch each other. I just don't lay them flat (don't think they will fit) to protect the blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliea9967 View Post
    I labeled them all so they are easy to locate.
    I love the label idea!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz View Post
    Can anyone give me ideas on a bag or container to store these in? Thanks ahead of time
    I buy the Costco Laundry powder that comes in a rectangular pail. The pail is is the perfect size for storing dies.
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    Great storage Juliea! Love your organization!

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    I don’t have a lot of dies, but I store mine in a pan rack I found at Walmart for about $5.
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