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Quiltless replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 5:32 PM

So funny!  Absolutely right.  I had my DH come down and read this thread for himself -- so he knows I'm just being normal.

Yes indeed!  Sheet bags, blanket/comforter bags, curtain bags -- clear plastic with zippers, snaps or handles.  Great for fabric storage and to keep the project pieces together (so the parts don't get used for something else!) 

Ditto on the Crystal Lite diet peach tea containers for small metallic thread spools, ribbons, lace, my walking foot, ruffler foot, and a host of other small sewing notions. 

I use Altoid mint tins, line them with fabric and put another loose strip of fabric in there for needles I change out of the machine but still want to keep -- like changing from sharp to ball point or an 80/11 to a 90/14 size.  Have several of those to keep serger needles when changing stitches and use a small post-it inside the lid to show what size needle I'm using.  (Did you know if you use a powerful magnifying glass and a strong light to see it that some needles have the brand and size stamped into the scarf of the needle?  The eye exercise of having to figure that one out was what made me invent my Altoids tins storage solution.

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Jacy replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 5:45 PM

I use my feed bags to store potatoes from the garden, I keep them in the garage to use through the winter.

Here's a link to make a tote bag from a feed bag

http://www.communitychickens.com/2012/06/diy-chicken-feed-sack-tote.html#.UmxC-JRoSZM

 

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Angele replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 6:11 PM

Thanks Jacy for that site. That is a very good idea.

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MNnancy replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 8:33 PM

Joyce:
My DH hates clutter and our house is full of it.

Same story here!  I would love more shelves so I could have more knick-knacks and/or clutter, but DH points out (& rightly so) that that makes dusting difficult, and neither of us likes to dust as it is.


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MNnancy replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 8:34 PM

Joyce:
I have a new set of sheets to open now.  Guess where that bag is going?

To me???


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zoetc49 replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 9:49 PM

ed Thank you all for the laugh tonight. I too keep those plastic bags from sheets and blankets. I put mostly the left over batting in there. I organize my fabric in clear plastic bags by color. I have a small home, so most of the others things you all keep go out the door. I am however considering tossing out my extra bed so I can have more space to quilt. I figure if guess come here they can have my bed and I can take the floor or sofa...it's a trade off.

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Sandy replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 10:13 PM

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Patti replied on Sat, Oct 26 2013 11:52 PM

great bags Sandy.  Thanks for sharing.

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Quiltless replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 12:43 AM

The feed and coffee bags turned tote bags are just magic!   

I think somebody's been swishing and flicking a wand or two.

Speaking of witch,

 

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Patti replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 8:58 AM

very funny Kathy

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chocake2 replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 9:37 AM

Thanks for the Tut Jacy. The pics are wonderful sandy. Kathy, how'd my broom get all the way over there? I swear it was safe at home last night....

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Carol replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 6:56 PM

Lots of us have been making the food bags into shopping bags around here.  We have a "recycle" category at the Fair, and we have won several blue ribbons on these bags, everyone likes them and keeps asking for one!  The big ones also are great for taking your quilts for show and tell!

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Angele replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 7:24 PM

Sandy those bags look great. Thanks for sharing.

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Angele replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 7:25 PM

CC, I think mine is parked right next to yours...lol

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 8:15 PM

Are you counting down the weeks until June yet, Angele?


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