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Idea for Fabric Storage - and It's Free!

Old 03-29-2019, 04:59 PM
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I got some sheets I had ordered today they reminded me of a storage idea I've used but tend forget about. For small cuts of fabric, pre cuts, jelly rolls, I use the zippered soft plastic container that the sheets come in. The small size makes them perfect for fabric collections, small cuts, pre cuts, etc. They usually have a pocked inside with a cardboard in it telling what it was that came in it. I just take that cardboard and turn it over to the blank side and write what I'm storing in it. It's quick, easy and best of all free!
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:25 PM
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I actually found these bags for sale at Uline. Unfortunately the minimum order is 144. Don't think I would use that many. Here is the link: https://www.uline.com/BL_5576/Zipper...d+Plastic+Bags
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:32 PM
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These are like that only small and did I mention Free?

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Old 03-29-2019, 08:35 PM
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I also save those bags, but never have enough. I do like the Free price, also.

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Old 03-29-2019, 10:25 PM
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Haha! I thought I was the only one that liked to save those to put fabric, projects etc. in. I like they are clear and with a zipper.
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Old 03-30-2019, 03:44 AM
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I also save my bags like this...but have them stored away in a drawer in an unused bedroom. Think maybe it's time that I bring them down into the sewing room!
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Old 03-30-2019, 03:53 AM
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The small bags that pillowcases come in are really sturdy and have a zipper. I use them for many things, but they are especially fine for knitting needles. I like to knit in the round, and I frequently lose one needle for a set of four. Alternatively, sometimes I need a 9 inch double pointed needle for a sleeve or baby cap, but a 16 inch one for sleeves, or a 24 inch one for a whole sweater. Thus, I have many needles in any given size and I find these sturdy bags perfect for keeping them together.
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Just be careful to keep the zipper open a bit. Fabric need a little air. The bag will still keep the fabric piles separated.
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:24 AM
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I sew mostly away from home. I use those small zipper plastic bags to hold my small, seldom-used tools. That way they are all together and don't get lost or misplaced, as well as being easily transported. I also have one for my yo-yo makers, so if I am working on yo-yos, I just grab the plastic pouch and I have the yo-yo maker and the instructions. They never get lost or misplaced.
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Yes, I use those all the time, too. I use them for "kits" -- to hold coordinating fabrics and a pattern or idea that I intend to make "someday". I also use them to hold collections of scraps. I love that they are soft, see through, tough, and have a zipper. And, as you say -- free! In a manner of speaking, anyway........lol.
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