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Old 08-29-2012, 09:36 AM
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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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Old 08-29-2012, 09:37 AM
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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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Old 08-29-2012, 09:37 AM
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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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Old 08-29-2012, 09:43 AM
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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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Old 08-29-2012, 10:17 AM
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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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Old 08-29-2012, 12:53 PM
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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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Old 08-29-2012, 02:20 PM
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I use the lettuce ones as well and keep my different size scrappy squares in them.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:29 PM
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I seldom buy groceries in such containers, but they are ideal for small amounts of stuff.

Thanks for the great idea!
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