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Posted on: 9/5/09 8:57 AM
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Keep strips of a variety of fabrics in your organizer or near your machine.After you have finished with a project cut up your left over fabric in 3 by 6 inch strips ( I measured my drawer and made the fabric swatches the same size so they stack up neatly).

I keep swatches of knits and wovens in the top drawer of my organizer so I can practice new stitches or to adjust my tension.

I always have a square of fabric on all my machines that I sew onto after I finish a seam (my "thread keeper") This prevents losing my thread from becoming unthreaded and from jamming. I go through alot of these so having the fabric waiting nearby for me is essential to keep things moving.

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Merry G said...
nice...I do something like that too...
9/6/09 11:00 AM
Merry G said...
where did you get this...ie where did you buy it...I have looked & not found something this size...
9/7/09 9:20 AM
Merry G said...
where did you get this...ie where did you buy it...I have looked & not found something this size...
9/7/09 9:21 AM
ryansmumAria said...
Merry g, I purchased this at Walmart for 7 dollars. It is 7 by 8 ish. It's small enough to not be in the way and big enough for the things I need to have at my fingertips. I do hope you find them...
9/7/09 11:55 AM
carolrv said...
I also use a "thread keeper" to prevent jamming when starting a seam, especially a narrow seam as used in quilting.
6/18/10 7:00 AM
 
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