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Posted on: 9/20/08 4:24 PM
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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.

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Kirstenw said...
Thats excellent. I roll mine but this method they will be neatly rolled.
9/21/08 0:40 AM
GrandmaDeb said...
Like the idea, wish I had a shelf not already jammed full...
9/21/08 10:39 PM
ryansmumAria said...
I like this! Thanks
9/22/08 12:02 PM
sewtime said...
Wow- clever! I like that.
9/26/08 0:34 AM
EleanorSews said...
This is a really neat idea. One suggested consideration: when rolling, roll so that the top or right side is on the outside. That way when you unroll the pattern pieces and lay them out right side up, they won't tend to roll or curl up into themselves. As I slowly continue the process of creating a truly useful sewing room, this seems like a great way to store TNTs (as they too evolve).
10/17/08 11:53 AM
katie lynne said...
Cool!
1/16/09 11:06 PM
 
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