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Old 05-18-2015, 05:34 AM
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I am currently using some clear vinyl (with mesh insert) project bags, but they are about $6 a piece and I have 12+ projects. I like to put the fabric all together after I've received it, and these bags are perfect. What do you guys use? Any suggestions for inexpensive places to get bags or other solutions? Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:35 AM
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I should note, I am a quilter and use these for quilting.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:07 AM
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I use Ziploc bags or the store brand because they come in various sizes and then I put all the separate pieces in a small plastic box or if its a small quilt sometimes a larger Ziploc bag. theyre cheap enough I don't feel guilty about writing on them I can write piece sizes on the bags so I know what ive cut. I can even put the backing and leftover
fabric in the box in case I need it before I finish and I don't mistakenly use something in another quilt in case I need it.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:17 AM
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There are 1 gallon bags that zip and hold an entire project I think maybe 5 to a box at the store where nothing costs more than $1.00. I use them for all the cuts that are ready to be pieced..I make my own ''kit''.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:19 AM
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How about making your own bags? A lot of people use pizza boxes, others have used the styrofoam trays that are from meat, cheese, etc., from your local market, others have used plastic containers that come with lids.
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Don't know what the mesh is about but I use Ziploc also. I use the generic too. There are some bags out there that are big enough to put bedspreads in. I can't find my box. Anyway I save the silica packs you get in some medication bottles and put those in to absorb any moisture. Some of my hexies are in Ziplocs as take along while waiting in drs. offices. Then I have the project boxes that are the sizes of pizza boxes and are labeled. You can buy silica packets on line. they often are found in boxes of new shoes.
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If I can't write on the bag I just stick a note paper or index sheet, post it note or whatever is handy. Masking tape on the outside works too.
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First of all, I place all my cut pieces flat on an inexpensive paper plate with the piece ID written on the outer edge of the plate. I can then stack them and put them into a clean produce-size plastic bag and when returning to the project, I'm able to take out from the stack only those pieces needed at that time.
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I use the 2 gallon zip lock bags. I think they come in a box of 4 or 5 for about 4 or 5 dollars, so about $1 each. I can usually fit fabric and pattern for up to a king size top in each one. Throws can go in a gallon zip lock.

I do love the idea of the paper plates as a way to separate the pieces you are working on, but I usually use the 1 gallon bags, a paper clip and a postit note to tell me what the parts are. I do some paper piecing and most of it is Judy Niemeyer. She is the champion of using different bags for different parts of a project.
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Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
There are 1 gallon bags that zip and hold an entire project I think maybe 5 to a box at the store where nothing costs more than $1.00. I use them for all the cuts that are ready to be pieced..I make my own ''kit''.
now this is a great price!
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