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Thread: Scrap Storage....

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    Scrap Storage....

    I've only been quilting since 2009 but boy am I accumulating scraps! They were stuffed here and there in boxes and bins. I'd remember ahving something that would be perfect but finding it would be impossible. So this is what I came up with. My requirements were
    It must be cheap!
    It must fit in my space
    and it must be cheap!
    It must serve double duty

    here's what ds and I came up with! I still need to paint it one day but so far it is working good. I can easily throw a scrap in it's color box and keep things a little neater. Plu it's fun to pull out the boxes and look!
    I used scrap wood from a project of dh's and I bought the boxes.....less than 10 bucks in the whole thing! Plus paint when I decide on a color.
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    So many quilts.....so little time!
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    That is awesome! Your "architect/engineer" is pretty handsome too! I bet you'll be making lots of scrappy quilts now!

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    that is a great idea.where to get those boxes? i see many more things in the making..
    ​debra

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    ​Looks good! What a great little helper you have!!

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    Neat, I really like your idea!

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    Awesome, great job!!!!

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    That is one GREAT solution!!! Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    What a wonderful solution which meets all of your goals. Thank you for sharing your idea and inspiring others.

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    Great idea! Your son did a wonderful job.

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    I like it! are you going to sew patchwork covers for the boxes?!
    Fortune favours the prepared mind
    "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." Albert Einstein

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    That is a great idea, just might do that myself.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    They look like archive boxes from office suppliers
    Sheena

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    How clever and handy you are. I like this idea. Thank you for sharing.

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    Great idea! Scraps seem to multiply in storage, don't they?
    Rilène

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    I like the look of this but I would put tops on the boxes to keep out the dust, etc. Love the pegboard idea as well.
    Sylvia
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    You are my kind of friend. Use what you have to make another use for it.Love the boxes. I would put a color scrap on the front for easier looking.. Rescrue. Recycle. Reuse. Thats what Lara says on Flea Market Flip. Hugs

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    wonderful idea!

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    Very impressive! Well done, both of you.

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    Wonderful! I think I would color code the boxes so the yellow box would be yellow scrapes etc.

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    That is great...You are talented....Good job....

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    Great idea. I love it.

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    What a great idea, would never had thought of that, and what a handsome helper you have.
    Have a great day, grannyp70

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    I use the same boxes, also. You can purchase those at the different office supply stores and just about any where they sell office supplies. Walmart also has them.

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    Great idea, nice looking helper too. We buy those boxes at Office Depot, to hold files we have to keep.
    Another Phyllis
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    So clever! love the idea
    It all about the Journey!! Enjoy It

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