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Storing Strings Like Jelly Rolls

Old 11-24-2019, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
Great idea. I’ve been tossing strips into a basket as I cut them, or they are left from my current project. It’s definitely a mess. I may set aside some time today to roll a few bundles. Thanks for the ( push) to organize
Make stacks of strings as you cut out your current project while the fabric is still ironed and roll as soon as that stack is about 1/2 in thick.. I promise itís a lot less work than re-ironing later.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:05 AM
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What a fantastic idea and thank you so much for sharing your creative organization way. Now when you have a few minutes you can just go and sew a few strings together and before you know it you have a block. Thanks so much
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:07 AM
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Great tip Zozee and SBG...thank you for posting.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:07 AM
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I hang mine on the velvet scarf hangers. They never fall off. I can get dozens on one hanger.
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobbinalong View Post
This is a great idea that I may hijack for my 1.5", 2" and "2.5" strips which are currently laid into plastic shoe boxes.

My strings are all less than 1.5" though and are dropped into a tote under my cutting table, triangles go into a bag ready for 'corners' of QAYG blocks. I may give it a try to roll these but I'm not sure I would keep it up though. What are the smallest pieces you keep zozee? I keep short strings for 3" wide 'adding machine paper' piecing and pieces shorter than that I keep for ................. well, I'm sure I'll think of something
The smallest I keep these days is 2x2, but not for long. I'm trying to sew up the ones I have into 4-patches (as the mood strikes) but really have little tolerance for little pieces. I save crumbs (which, to me, are any size I'm tired of that'll fit into a snack size ziploc bag) but when the bag is full, I give them away. Same for selvages and strings I'm "done with" psychologically. I keep charms and scraps about that size or larger, plus strings at least 1.5 x 6.
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
I hang mine on the velvet scarf hangers. They never fall off. I can get dozens on one hanger.
They don't slide off each other, huh? What size are your strings?
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Great idea, zo..thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-24-2019, 06:50 PM
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This is the kind of mindless work that pays off later. You could do it while watching TV or listening to a book.
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:23 PM
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Great ideas. I am going to start on sewing them together to make blocks. After Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:18 PM
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I do the same thing except I sort mine into color groups and don't lay them on their sides but upright if that makes sense. I use Sterilite 6 qt plastic containers to store them in.
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