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    Old 01-07-2015, 09:19 AM
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    I use a metal tool box with trays. It is light weight and can be locked if need be.
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    Old 01-07-2015, 11:56 AM
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    I found two old desk organizers that swivel that I use for all those little sewing things that I need to keep handy. They hold scissors, crochet hooks, bobbins, bias bars, tube turning tools, nippers, etc.
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    Old 01-07-2015, 12:50 PM
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    Joanns have clear totes with individual slots that you can change to your liking. I keep all my sewing supplies in this tote since I go to my LQS quite often to sew. I love how it stores all my supplies and I can move it wherever I need it. Now, I do have duplicate seam rippers by my machine, along with rotary cutter, tape measure, Gingers on a magnetic strip found at hardware store.
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    Old 01-07-2015, 02:03 PM
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    I purchased 2 Snapware Seasonal storage container sets (4 in a set) on sale at Walmart to house different notions, etc for each of my machines. They snap off and on to each other and I can have the labeled containers right by the machine I am using. When done, they stack together and I can place them out of the way.

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    Old 01-07-2015, 06:15 PM
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    I like those Snapware sets too - they are the perfect size to hold a pattern, a set of small pieced blocks, or any small notion.
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    Old 01-07-2015, 07:27 PM
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    Originally Posted by juneayerza

    Check out this; I have one and I love it. And, they are on sale right now. It doesn't show it in the add, but there are a couple of little drawers on the bottom.
    I have one of these also and just love I...I keep my rotory blades in the little drawers...it holds lot of things..I keep it on my cutting table...
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    Old 01-07-2015, 09:04 PM
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    I use pegboards for a lot of my notions/accessories. I also use those clear tackle containers with lids and vitamin reminder containers for sewing machine feet.

    Here's a pic of one of my pegboards:
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    Old 01-08-2015, 04:09 AM
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    Nice pegboard!
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    Old 01-08-2015, 06:39 AM
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    I use the plastic pencil boxes you can find at Walmart to store bobbins, needles and small tools for each machine because all my machines are different. I label each box with the machine name and make on it so there is no question. I know I won't be around forever and this will help DD when she has to try to figure it out.
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    Old 01-08-2015, 01:32 PM
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    Ditto to IrishgalfromNJ I get them at the dollar tree.
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