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MARYC-39 Posted: Mon, Oct 1 2012 2:24 PM

I went to the home improvement store and bought  3 units with about 18 - 4 inch drawers that are usually used to store nuts and bolts, etc.  in a carpenters workroom.  I store extra squares and strips of assorted sizes (1-4") in the drawers.  I label the front of the drawer with the size of scrap and then I just go to my drawers for the appropriate size square or strips I need for my scrappy projects.  I do have multiple drawers with the same sizes since I have lots of scraps.

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Jeanine replied on Tue, Oct 2 2012 2:07 PM

I bought a unit from Sam's Club that I use for my scraps.  This is the newer model I guess because mine has all the bins the same size but I love it.  I have it behind my cutting table and as I have scraps, I cut them down and place them in the appropriate marked bin.  Then when we do a scrap quilt using 2 1/2" squares, I have PLENTY!!  LOL  I have LOTS of scraps.

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Carol replied on Tue, Oct 2 2012 3:23 PM

I bought a unit from Sam's Club that I use for my scraps

That's more like something we could use, Jeanine - the hint about using a tissure box is good for a small amount, but your multiple drawers is  for lots of scraps like those of us who save it all and want them where we can see and use them!

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What a great idea Jeanine.  I don't know where I could put one in the sewing room though. 

Marge (AKA Dimples)

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Linda replied on Tue, Oct 2 2012 4:47 PM

Jeannine, Love your storage for small pieces! Only wish I  had a place to put some thing like that.



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Sukochi replied on Tue, Oct 2 2012 5:19 PM

MaryC and Jeanine. What great ideas. I will try to find something like these. I have a place left for something to store some of my overflow. This would be perfect.



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<sigh>  I just dump mine in shoe box size tubs.  My original idea was to colour coodinate, but that has gone the way of the dodo bird.  I'm now up to 5 boxes and I've only been quilting 6 months.  I can't believe some people are so well organized while I'm a total disaster in dealing with filing stuff (and not just fabric).


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