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Posted on: 3/28/08 11:30 AM
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I cannot take credit for this tip but I wanted to pass it along because it's just a great idea. In the book Dream Sewing Spaces by Lynette Ranney Black, is the suggestion to use empty baby wipe/cleaning wipe, cylindrical shaped containers to store bulk elastic. I like to buy elastic in bulk because it saves me money, but it's always been a hassle to store. You might have to enlarge the hole so the elastic pulls freely from the container. When you've cut the desired amount just push the end into one of the creases/cutouts on the container and it's ready for the next time.

What a tidy and easy solution to elastic storage!

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TLGA said... (6/17/08 1:17 PM) Reply
My mother used this technique, but she added a red piece of thread to the last two yards of elastic so she knew when to restock!.
solosmocker said... (3/30/08 7:48 PM) Reply
Awesome idea.
leanmeansewingmachine said... (3/29/08 8:34 AM) Reply
Love this idea!
anetJay said... (3/29/08 6:56 AM) Reply
what a great idea !! thanks for sharing it :)
Kirstenw said... (3/29/08 0:23 AM) Reply
Just bought bulk elastic yesterday and it is lying in the drawer all knotted. Dont have babies, will get containers from friends....thank you
Sarah J Doyle said... (3/28/08 8:38 PM) Reply
We have quadruplet grandbabies, so we go through bunches of the containers you mentioned. GREAT IDEA! I'll dig out a few, because I also like to buy elastic by the roll and save some money wherever I can.
lilyofthevalley said... (3/28/08 1:42 PM) Reply
What a clever and tidy solution to all those 'balls' of elastic. Thanks for passing this one along, Cindyann.
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