|Sometimes I don't want to put a pattern away in its envelope, but I don't want it taking up too much space where I am working on something else. I pile all the pattern pieces, one on top of the other, with the smallest ones on the top of the pile and the largest ones on the bottom. Then I place a long gift wrap cardboard tube on one end of the pile and carefully roll all the pieces onto the cardboard roll. I secure the wrapoped pieces with an elastic band and label the outside piece. Then I slide the cardboard tube out so I can reuse it for another pile of pattern pieces. I store the rolls of pattern pieces on a shelf.