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Old 11-11-2013, 09:15 PM
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Cool clear plastic storage

my dh has been buying small containers with potato salad in them. I have taken them and washed them clean and am going to try to put jelly rolls in them for baby quilts. don't know if that will work yet, but have 4 of them now. they would also work to hold 3 in. squares for I spy quilts or similar. will try that tomorrow.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:27 PM
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Good idea. And your recycling the containers too.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:10 AM
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Good recycling idea.....Thanks..
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:58 AM
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I also like the "clam shell" plastic boxes veggies and fruits come in from Sam's Club. (They are a bit larger than the grocery store sized boxes.) I use grape tomato boxes for 5" squares and strawberry boxes for jelly roll sized strips, rolled up. The long, flatter boxes, like cherries come in, I use for smaller 4 in. crumb blocks I am collecting as I sew other things and use the "crumbs" as my starters and enders when piecing. They all stack together nicely, I can see through them, and they don't cost me a penny!
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Great idea, thank you!
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:10 AM
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Fabric should never be stored in plastic containers. Fabric needs to breathe.
Plus formaldhyde forms in closed plastic containers, which contaminates the fabric.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:19 PM
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I use these types of containers all the time & have for years with no problem at all. If they were totally air tight it may be a different story, but they are not, so the fabric can breath.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:55 AM
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I use those small containers to store my PPing fabric. Never throw away a piece of material that might be useful on another project and some PPing needs such tiny pieces.
I have a hanging shoe storage unit with 10 shelves and each shelf hold two containers…so I now have all colors in their own homes……..makes life a whole lot easier.

and my fabric doesn't stay in there long enough to be a problem.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Pieces2 View Post
Fabric should never be stored in plastic containers. Fabric needs to breathe.
Plus formaldhyde forms in closed plastic containers, which contaminates the fabric.
The plastic containers veggies and fruit come in have lots of holes in them. (They also need to breathe.) Should not be a problem with fabric storage. I just collect until I get enough to make a scrappy quilt so the fabrics are not in there for many years.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:06 AM
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I have my fabric stored in large plastic totes, some of them have a strong smell when I open them and others none at all. I wonder why? I have thought of using my wood burning tool to melt air holes into them but have not done it yet.
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