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Thread: Can you show me your 'finds' for storage?

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    Can you show me your 'finds' for storage?

    Will anyone show me things they found that they use for storage in their sewing rooms? Things not meant for storing our quilting things (scissors, rulers, etc.) but work out perfect? This was my husband's and meant for his work area in the garage. I dibs it and am using it this way.
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    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.
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    I haven't taken a picture yet but today I had a brainstorm for storing ribbon. I threaded a bunch of spools on a spare knitting needle and put a covered hair band on the other end. I can store the needles in a plastic box or drawer.

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    Wooden shoe cubby holds 1930's Fqs
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    Empty cascade tubs from Sams house scraps
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    Over the door shoe holder for Spools of thread
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    Cd rack to house acrylic rulers and templates
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    pods tubs to organize scraps by sizes
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    I am using an expandable bamboo silverware holder to hold my EPP hexies and I have 2 of the blue kitchen carts from IKEA. I usually use one of the carts to corral everything I need when working on a project. Right now, there is just a hodgepodge of stuff in it because we moved about 3 weeks ago and I am still putting my quilting area together!!!
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    Great ideas.

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    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 . . ..

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    Thanks for all of the neat ideas.
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    Such great ideas. Thanks so much for asking the question
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    Such wonderful ideas!!!

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    Great ideas thanks for sharing. Lets see some more.
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    I like to use the plastic "clam shell" containers that fruits and veggies come in at Sam's Club. The cherry tomato boxes work great for 5" squares, strawberry boxes work great for rolls for 2 1/2" strips, cherry boxes are nice for storing little projects in the making that use fat quarters. Because they are designed for fruits and veggies, they have air holes, so the fabric can also "breathe" in storage. They cost nothing, easily replaced if they crack, and they stack nicely.
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    Love these ideas.

    I bought a bunch of decorated boxes after Christmas from JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby to put projects in. I put labels on them using the extra strong post-it notes so when I finish the project I can easily change the label.

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    Such good ideas! Thanks everyone!!!!

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    Great ideas from everyone! I use a Large plastic container that held sesame seeds to hold the small pieces of my Red Snappers and put my Wonderclips (Large and Small) in some hot chocolate tins that I had. I also used the smaller Command Strip hooks to hang my rulers from the back of the CD cabinet I use to hold my thread and other LA supplies.

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    I use pizza boxes to store 10 or larger squares. I get them at the local places that make pizza. I just ask if they will sell a new box. The most I've paid is 50 cents.

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    This is a wonderful post. I use a wooden cd holder for my fat qtrs, curtain rod to hang my quilt. pencil holder for drawers that hold my 2 inch squares. A round cheese box to hold my circle fabrics

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    Thank you for the pics and ideas. This is what I am working on a little each day, organization .

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    An unused holder for TV and other remotes holds my scissors, pens, and some rulers. Works great!
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    Some really great ideas on this thread.
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    super ideas, thanks for sharing
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    Thank you for all of the great ideas. It's interesting to see how everyone's minds work differently when viewing the same item. Wish I had a better imagination.

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    Very creative ideas!!

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    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.Name:  hexie box.JPG
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