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    Those wonderful empty tissue boxes

    I have found a way to tame the all-over-the-floor or knoted-in the-container roll of cut binding. Enter the wonderful empty kleenex box. Roll the cut binding in a loose roll and put it in a kleenex box and let it feed out of the opening. Works great.
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    Sew Smart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just went into the bathroom and snagged the 2-3 tissues from empty box and tucked it on the shelf in my sewing room. I usually put the roll in my lap and depending on what I am wearing it moves ok, but usually ends up on the floor, I roll over it with my chair, the dog or cat pounce on it.
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    Clever! Last quilt I did I rolled the binding around an empty toilet paper roll!!!
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    Great idea!

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    This is what I do with my Kleenex boxes.
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    What great ideas!!

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    I use an empty tissue box on my drier to tuck in the lint from the lint trap.
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    These are all great Ideals for empty tissue boxs, Thanks
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    Good idea!
    I use empty kleenex boxes to store used dryer sheets for crumb work!
    Also, to store folded plastic grocery bags.
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    what a terrific idea. i emptied a box the other day and didn't throw it out as it MUST have a use. now there is one
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    good idea, thanks for sharing

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    i keep a kleenex box next to my sewing machine to toss in my snippits - when box full toss the whole thing away..

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    These ideas are really great! !
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    Great ideas thanks for the info
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    Good idea... I used a tupperware storage square... cut a slit in the lid... your idea would not have cost like mine did... Thanks for sharing

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    Great ideas! I will definitely be using some of these.

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    I used one for a small ball of yarn tonight for knitting. Opened the box on the side, put the yarn inside and glued box. Works great!

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    What clever ideas! When I think of all the tissue boxes I've tossed into the recycle bin ... :-)

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    Thank you all for the brilliant ideas! Quilters are SO smart!!!
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    Great idea!! Thank you for sharing :-)

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    I use them to store plastic bags in various rooms for a number of uses. It is also a good place to store plastic bags cut into plarn (plastic yarn). Also makes a great thread repository sitting or hanging close by your machine or cutting table. Put a small hole in the bottom of the box, hang a hook in an appropriate spot and you have a convenient trash receptacle.

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    Great ideas ladies! Can't wait to empty a box now! When I was a kid, I used to cover empty kleenex boxes and use them in my room for various things...forgot all about that. Wonder how much more I've forgotten...LOL,LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Clever! Last quilt I did I rolled the binding around an empty toilet paper roll!!!
    I did the same, but am really liking the tissue box idea.
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    Great ideas!
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