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Posted on: 10/4/03 10:17 AM
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If you have several yards of a stretch lace or smaller elastic, it can make a bit of a mess. Once I found a free end (this can be a trick in itself!), I put the the rest of the stretch lace into a plastic bag - zipper type or twist-tie works. Leave the free end sticking out of the top of the bag so you can find it when you are ready to use the lace again. If you have a twist-tie bag, loosely close the bag with the tie so the lace will still feed out of the bag. Don't pack too much lace in a bag as this will keep it from feeding out easily. This keeps the lace contained, clean, and easy to use.

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Jennifer shaw said...
Great idea! I was just cleaning out mysewing stash - elastics last weekend, wondering"what is the best way to control this?"
10/5/03 6:09 PM
Kathy in NM said...
Jennier - In using the lace from the bag, I've found a larger bag is better. It gives more room for the lace to unwind. I've stored all my bags of lace/elastics in an old plastic sewing box - the kind from the 70's with big bright yellow and lime green flower stickers.....
10/6/03 8:47 AM
S York said...
I have a number of hanks of stretch lace and elastic. I will certainly put this tip to use immediately. Thanks
10/13/03 7:53 PM
 
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