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Tips & Techniques > Cardboard Wrapping Tubes For Storing Interfacing

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Posted on: 6/26/05 6:41 PM
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After I started coming to PR, I was amazed to find out that interfacing needs to be prewashed! (thanks!).....So I have started to do that, but didn't know what to do with the interfacing after it dried. I tend to buy at least five yards at a time, and it gets bulky, and storage is always an issue at my house.... One day I had finished wrapping a birthday present, and was about to toss out the cardboard tube from the empty roll of wrapping paper.....lightbulb moment!........Now I wrap all my prewashed interfacing on those tubes, and I write on the end of the tube what kind it is...You could also use the cardboards from fabric bolts if you have access to those...

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esmer said... (6/27/05 2:10 PM) Reply
All this years that I have been sew for everyone and I just got up-graded with prewashing interfacing. That why I love to sewing there always room for improvement. I am very thankful to you for this info plus your tip is awesome. Thanks again
Denny1600 said... (6/27/05 10:14 AM) Reply
SoSo--I was just wondering this weekend what can I do with those paper towel rolls. Thanks for the good idea.
BeckyW said... (6/26/05 11:14 PM) Reply
That is a great idea! I often save paper towel roll cores to store patterns that I have traced onto freezer paper in. I never thought to save gift wrap rolls to wrap around.
purpleseamstress said... (6/26/05 11:13 PM) Reply
Superb tip! Thanks for the reminder to prewash.
 
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