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    Look what I did all by myself

    We had this shelving unit in the attic, so I commandeered it for my own. After getting it out of the attic, which was no small job. Thank goodness when I put it there, I had made it 2 pieces. So, I washed it down, rearranged the shelves to accommodate my brand new roll of warm and natural, used an old shower rod to hold the batting. Then hung it by the chains. My only cost was the 2 clips holding it to the upper shelf and the chain. All for less than $15.00. Pretty proud of myself, but tired. So much for sewing today
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    You had a smart idea, that is great.

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    Great idea!
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    Looks good and awesome idea.
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    Brilliant! I just might copy your idea.

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    Hey - I've got one of those shelving units......hmmm......might have to copy this idea. Thanks for sharing!
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    I like your method of supporting the roll of warm and natural. Thanks for posting ! I now have a way to hang mine.

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    Genius! I have a batting roll...hmmm... Ideas rolling around in my brain! Thank you for sharing and great job.

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    Way to go, Girl!
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    great idea for the batting even better that you already had the shelf
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    How are you going to measure and cut? Love this idea but not the thought of taking off and on. Hope you have a secret!

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    Great idea and you already had the biggest part.

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    Brilliant! I especially love the way you hung the batting!!! I need to do something like that, instead of just cramming it onto the top of my shelving.
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    Shouldn't be too hard to pull the amount of batting you need. Just keep a tape measure handy right at the dowel with a yard stick and cut straight across. Super idea.

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    Sweeee-eeeet! If you clamp a piece of wood across the whole front of the shelf just below the shelf above the batt, it will kind of be like a big foil or waxed paper box. You can roll the edge of the batt up over the wood and through the space to hang down a little. Tape a tape measure to the one side of the shelving unit down to the floor. You can them pull down how much you need by the tape measure and trim it off up at the wood for a nice straight edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini View Post
    How are you going to measure and cut? Love this idea but not the thought of taking off and on. Hope you have a secret!
    The roll isn't that much taller than the bed in our guest room. I plan to roll it off onto the bed, then cut.

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    Very nice idea - - thanks for sharing.
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    Great idea! I've been looking for a way to store the bolt of batting I recently bought. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you all for your comments. I hope this might work for some of you. I've gotten lots of really good tips off this board and I wanted to share mine. That's what we're here for, isn't it? To help each other.

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    Wow what a great idea! I have mine hany one a rod in the basement. Works great but your idea is brillant!

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    You have a creative streak! Like your idea - keeps everything off the floor and accessible!

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    hey, hey, hey...you done good girlfriend! I am always looking for new and interesting ways to keep things tidy and convenient...not always an easy thing around mousehouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33 View Post
    great idea for the batting even better that you already had the shelf
    ah! nothing like using up what you already have!
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    sometimes organization comes before sewing

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    This is genius! Very innovative

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