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Posted on: 7/16/06 5:30 PM
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I've got some accessory patterns that have up to six items in each envelope - often with several small pieces per item.

I take each accessory item and separate out the pattern pieces and put them in a quart freezer bag, writing the item name on freezer bag "white strip".

All quart bags, instructions, and envelope go into a gallon ziploc bag.

This way I can pull out exactly what I want to make without sorting through the envelope (and referring to the instructions constantly for the numbers/letters on the "small bits"). Also, the small tissue pieces are safe and won't fall out of the envelope or get torn accidentally.

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OP Gal said... (7/29/06 9:27 AM) Reply
Great tip. I was just wondering the other day how I could manage the lesser-used pieces of a pattern so I wouldn't keep messing with the ones I didn't need over and over. This will work great.
Ronda Rae said... (7/29/06 7:06 AM) Reply
nice tip!! I'll definitely use this one. Thanks for sharing. ~ Ronda
Kiahuna said... (7/26/06 2:18 PM) Reply
Great idea! Cost effective and easy to do. Thank you, Kiahuna
redsquid said... (7/18/06 8:43 PM) Reply
candyo, this pattern is more than 20 years old, so it get the white glove treatment from me....
candyo said... (7/17/06 9:21 PM) Reply
I just keep mine in a brown 8x10 envelope.
annsew65 said... (7/17/06 9:01 AM) Reply
How organized! As one who considers herself organized, this is one step beyond that I had never considered! Wonderful idea! Thanks!!
cathy45 said... (7/17/06 8:19 AM) Reply
This is a great idea! Thanks.
jbrewer said... (7/17/06 7:09 AM) Reply
Good idea. Just go through the pieces one time. Certainly would make it easier.
Enid E said... (7/16/06 11:06 PM) Reply
What A great idea! Thanks, I have several of these type of patterns, and they are a time consuming problem when it comes to picking out the accessory pieces I need.
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