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    Trash to treasure

    I was about to throw away this empty plastic container (4 lbs of plums from Costco) when it dawned on me it was the perfect size to hold my backing, binding and coordinating FQs for a future baby quilt. I wish now I had saved others I threw away in the past.

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    Great idea, and cute fabrics!
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    great idea, I am going to save mine in the future!!!
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    Ha ha! Love it! I use the plastic containers (very similar to yours) that spinach and lettuce come in!

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    Great idea, but the problem is - with your fabric looking so cute in the container, will your UFO ever become a FO?

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    Thanks for a great tip! I do the same thing - it helps to keep fabrics for specific projects separate so that I don't use it by mistake. Love your fabrics too.
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    Great idea. I saved my first one a few weeks ago before I left on travel. Now to put a project in it.
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    Great idea.
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    I use the lettuce ones as well and keep my different size scrappy squares in them.

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    I seldom buy groceries in such containers, but they are ideal for small amounts of stuff.

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    great idea, thanks for sharing with all of us
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    I love a good recycle success story! Great idea, and you can see at a glance what you have on hand.

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    Great idea!! Those fabrics look yummy!!!
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    Love the small ones for crumbs.........

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    I've thrown away a slew of them. I have one or two a week that I get strawberries, cherries, etc. in. I wondered if there was something I could use them for. I've got some in my recycle bin now I'll go rescue before I take it to be recycled.
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    How very clever.

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    I like the 2 gallon zip lock bags that I buy at Dollar Tree for my quilting projects. Plenty of room for fabric and project as it progresses.
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    Good idea to store projects, easy to see what's inside also.

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    You wouldn't think it would hold so much, good idea. Thanks.

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    Terrific idea for recycling/repurposing within the home! Thanks for sharing.
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    What a genius you are! I just recently threw away two of those containers that I bought grapes in at Sam's. I held onto them for a few days, thinking there must have been something I could do with them. But when nothing came to mind, I tossed them. I actually never thought about using them in the sewing room. Thanks for the idea.
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    Great idea!!! I have used them as mini-greenhouses to start plants in the spring, but this is very neat. Keeps everything together. Thanks for the tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoisM View Post
    I was about to throw away this empty plastic container (4 lbs of plums from Costco) when it dawned on me it was the perfect size to hold my backing, binding and coordinating FQs for a future baby quilt. I wish now I had saved others I threw away in the past.

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    I have a lot of containers from fruit from Sams and Costco. They are great for scraps, and future projects. They also
    help keep you organized. Thanks for telling everyone.

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    Great tip. Love your fabrics. It will be a lovely quilt.

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    good and it has holes for ventilation too......

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