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    Junior Member sewmagic's Avatar
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    I have a couple of quilter's stencils. What is the best way to store them without bending?
    Right now i have them in a plastic bag.
    Any suggestions???

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    I have a nail or hook on the wall behind the door that I place mine on

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    Wherever you can get to them and remember where they are ... as long as they remain flat.

    Mine are in a chest that serves as a coffee table in my living room. That chest holds a lot of my sewing/quilting items and no one knows because it looks so neat.

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    I have some on a sturdy pin hanging on the wall and then I have also bought some sticky holders that hang on the wall. I think as long as they lay or hang flat they should be oky dokay..

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    I have mine flat in a storage tote.

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    If nothing else, put them in the bottom of a drawer where they'll lay flat. I have mine hanging on a wall but some people don't like to do that.

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    i hang mine; have a regular wire clothes hanger i just put the (hook) through the top hole (for hanging) and hang them all together in my sewing room closet.

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    I keep mine in my sewing desk. There is a drawer just for them.

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    I have 4 hooks on the side of a shelving unit...
    I store them by "size"...

    small square
    large square
    narrow border
    wide border

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmagic
    I have a couple of quilter's stencils. What is the best way to store them without bending?
    Right now i have them in a plastic bag.
    Any suggestions???
    I have a really small workroom for my longarm. I store a lot of things vertically. Here are some pix of this 4 ft x 8 ft white trellis under the window in my workroom. Stencils, patterns, basket of rulers, and a clipboard with orders all hang on it on S-hooks.
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    :-D I like that idea! Thanks!

    judee

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    Small stencils I keep in plastic sleeves in a notebook, larger ones I hang from a hook with shower curtain rings.

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    I hang mine up in the sewing closet on the 'clip type' hangers that pants come with. Works great and the hangers are free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaK
    I hang mine up in the sewing closet on the 'clip type' hangers that pants come with. Works great and the hangers are free!
    That's a good idea!

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