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Thread: Good use for Peels

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    Good use for Peels

    Besides using "Peels" for their intended use (which is to wrap them snuggly around spools of thread to prevent run-away ends), I found them very helpful to sort of "clip" my strips onto the sides of a shoebox while I'm sewing.

    I'm making a log cabin quilt, and of course that require a lot of variety of colors and lengths of fabric.
    My other methods of trying to keep track of 6 neutrals and 12 or so colors were getting on my nerves.

    A huge lid for a storage tin makes a great temporary holder for my long strips.

    But for the shorter ones?
    Peels to the rescue!
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    Last edited by zozee; 10-14-2017 at 06:32 AM.

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    They are so cute! I had not heard of them before.

    I had a small clothes drying rack that I used at one time - but then my cat decided that it would be great fun to climb on it.

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    thanks for the tip
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    ​Good thing you included a picture because I didn't know what they were either.

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    Thanks for the picture.

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    The bottom picture looks like a play pen for fabric.
    Happy Quilting
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    Great fix!

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    What a great idea! You can get 60 for a lot cheaper than the price of 12- do I need another new thing??? Hmmmm......

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    Quote Originally Posted by judykay View Post
    The bottom picture looks like a play pen for fabric.
    It does!! Thanks for the chuckle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Good thing you included a picture because I didn't know what they were either.
    same with me! loll

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    Gee I had never heard of them. Thanks for letting us know about them.

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    What a great use for peels...I have a few loose ones hanging around in my thread drawer.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    I love my peels! But so far I have only used them for the intended use. Need to open my mind for re-purposing!

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    Wow, aren't you clever!!!!!!!! Much nicer than just clothespins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zozee View Post
    Besides using "Peels" for their intended use (which is to wrap them snuggly around spools of thread to prevent run-away ends), I found them very helpful to sort of "clip" my strips onto the sides of a shoebox while I'm sewing.

    I'm making a log cabin quilt, and of course that require a lot of variety of colors and lengths of fabric.
    My other methods of trying to keep track of 6 neutrals and 12 or so colors were getting on my nerves.

    A huge lid for a storage tin makes a great temporary holder for my long strips.

    But for the shorter ones?
    Peels to the rescue!
    I, too, had not heard of the Peels, so appreciate the update. For keeping my strips & squares arranged while piecing, I use an old potato chip rack. Works wonders and pieces aren't getting lost!!!

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