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    No pictures but, I have kitchen cabinets, uppers and lowers complete with a 90" counter top. I have mostly quilting things in them.
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    I use the container the Crystal light comes in to store scissors and rotary cutters. I have my table for laying out my quilt in our basement. Then I need to take everything back to my sewing area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingsusan View Post
    This is a silverware caddy for a dishwasher. I use it to hold 'stuff' (corral is more like it!) that I keep out on my cutting table.
    gee, i have one of those that i used to use for my knitting machine... never thought to repurpose it for quilting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommafank View Post
    Not as great as some posted but I am so proud of the little container that had nuts in last year and I could not bear to throw away. Perfect for my hexies.Attachment 461015
    perfect indeed! couldn't be more appropriate
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    I have one of those Ikea turquoise kitchen carts by my sewing table to hold supplies like someone else already posted.
    I but pizza boxes from the local pizzaria for 50 cents to store projects/blocks in.
    I found an old typewriter table and spray painted it red to hold supplies next to my hand quilting frame.
    I found a wire Christmas card holder at Goodwill that I use for holding my rulers.
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    I use some of those ideas. I have a wire shelf that was meant to hang on the back of a door. I covered some bean cans with scrapbook paper and modge podge and store small stuff in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulquilting View Post
    I love the blue kitchen carts from Ikea - just wish I could figure out a good reason to buy one or two of them for myself . . ..
    I bought one (ordered it online-shipping is crazy expensive but would have been insanely expensive for shipping two) and it didn't fit in my sewing room where I wanted to use it. So I'm using it in my kitchen for a snack cart.

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    That was fun looking at all the great ideas. Thanks

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    I have a stack of cat litter buckets from Sam's that hold various color scraps...like, a red bucket, a blue one, etc and I also have one that is kid scraps, one that is 5" and 6" blocks, and I use the plastic boxes that Sams cookies come in...I have them marked b y scrap sizes....2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2 squares.........I also have one for stripes by sizes, 2 in, 3 in, etc..I try to cut up my scraps as they accumulate, so I dont end up with a pile of stuff........I use pill bottles for sharps that are for the trash - I love the week long medication holders for holding bobbins.....since I have several machines, each pill holder has the machine name on it, so I know which holder to get for whichever machine I am using(found these at the dollar store) , I use the half bushel size baskets (from the farmers market) to hold things like "orphan blocks" and "panels fabrics" and things in progress -I have 2 plastic milk crate boxes that hold the "yuk" fabrics - you know, the kind that is too heavy for quilts or too thin - I use these for the dog shelter (use the thin fabric for the batting inside the heavy fabric beds) - I have my thread spools in a large , round flat cookie tin - I keep all the scissors in a paper covered coffee can (2 pd size) - I saved a few pretty jars that had Pepper Jelly and I use those for small things, all lined up on a shelf they look pretty......I have 2 large electrosol dishwasher powder buckets that I use as trash cans..one for real trash and one for bits of fabric, stuffing, etc that I use for stuffing kitty mats for the shelter - I use loose leaf notebooks (from thrift stores, usually for 50 cents to a dollar) for holding all the quilt patterns I get from on line sites - this is way too long, so I need to hush....this is such a good topic ..we all have things the others of us can use......
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    Oh, my gosh, what great ideas! I'm redesigning my room, and I'm going to "borrow" some of these ideas.

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    [QUOTE=luvTooQuilt;6556970]Wooden shoe cubby holds 1930's Fqs
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    Empty cascade tubs from Sams house scraps
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    I think you just won the award for " The Most Organized Scraps" I have EVER seen. Looks like you have a place for every scrap piece. You are VERY organized!!!!!!!!!! Your scraps, spools, and stash, I can only imagine how you have everything else organized. You are WELCOME to skip, hop and jump over to my house and organize ANY time you want! WOW. I am so impressed! Kuddos to you, wish I was as organized!
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    super ideas. I use the clear plastic containers for sweaters and shoes. I use my scrapbook rolling tote to take projects to class

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    I use one of those big colorful popcorn tins for scraps that someone gave us at Christmas time.
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    I use a magnetic dish I purchased at Harbor Freight for my quilting safety pins. I think it's what mechanics use to corral the nuts and bolt when their working on a car.

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    I hang my scissors on an old coffee cup tree. Right now it has s little chain of templates, my rotary cutters, scissors, a snake light, my pin and needle sharpening strawberry and a tape measure. (But it's supposed to just have scissors and rotary cutters on it). Go figure :-)

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    This is what I use for my stash of ribbon, it is a pants hanger.
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    Love all the things I have read, use some, will try some, the only thing I can add is I use vel. cheese boxs for my small sq. a box for each color.
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    Enjoyed all of the ideas. I use some of these too. A large popcorn tin is my waste basket. I glued a plastic bag to the inside then put quilted fabric on the outside and turned top to the inside over the top of the plastic bag and glued it down. Works good.

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Size:  1.53 MBI found this great milk rack(for glass milk bottles) for next to nothing at a salvage yard. I wish I'd bought more. I sprayed it with two coats of clear sealer to protect the fabric. I bought small glass cream bottles at another salvage shop, and use them to store scissors, markers and point turners.
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    What great ideas. You are all so smart and creative!

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    This cabinet was in the back room of one of the old houses at our place. It stored oil, filters and cans of nuts and bolts for many years. I bought some white base cupboards for my sewing room and brought this cupboard over for added storage. We had to use a forklift to take it from the old house to here. It took a couple days to get it cleaned up but I love it in my sewing room.

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    I use GRUNDTAL kitchen rails & hooks from Ikea over my cutting table for scissors/rotary cutters and rulers. LOVE those things! Keeps things really nicely organized and (I think) it looks nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood View Post
    I have one of those Ikea turquoise kitchen carts by my sewing table to hold supplies like someone else already posted.
    I but pizza boxes from the local pizzaria for 50 cents to store projects/blocks in.
    I found an old typewriter table and spray painted it red to hold supplies next to my hand quilting frame.
    I found a wire Christmas card holder at Goodwill that I use for holding my rulers.
    I am in love with your red table! The ruler storage is a good idea too
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    so clever- i LOVE all the recycling!

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