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Deirdre
« on: February 08, 2009 03:27:18 PM »

So, I sew.

But I decided to make my stepdaughter and her fiance a Link and Princess cross stitch wall hanging, so I found a picture, generated a pattern, and bought all the thread.

It's a lot of thread.  Here's half.



I knew as soon as I start work on this project, I'd totally end up with label-less hunks of thread and no idea what color goes where.

So I took a regular black binder:



and some plastic sleeves from Staples or Office Max, and some white paper.  I drew a line every 2.5 inches on the white paper, then inserted the paper into the plastic sleeve.  Then I sewed down the line with my sewing machine (Teflon sewing foot YEAH! but tear away stabilizer will work also) and cut off the plastic along the edge, making four 2.5 pockets.



I also took a ziplock bag, punched three-ring binder holes into the bottom, and am using it to store my needles and other cross stitch paraphenalia.



Here's what the binder looks like along the side:



Hopefully I'll be as productive making the cross stitch as I am organizing the threads!  LOL

I'm sure this has already been invented; I just wanted to share -- I'm so proud of myself!
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Soledad
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009 03:36:21 PM »

You should be proud of yourself.  That's a wonderful idea and I'll tell you another thing....I'm wondering if this would help me with my coupon stash.
thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009 04:50:34 PM »

Very smart, and probably cheaper than buying the premade organization binders if you already had the materials. Good thinking!
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009 05:02:42 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009 05:03:56 PM »

waaay more organized than me..great job...I love the colors..
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009 06:59:45 AM »

Awesome job!

Reminiscent of the DMC Stitchbow system I have but I bet making your own page protectors is wayyyyy cheaper than buying theirs!! I will definitely have to try this as an alternative.
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Deirdre
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009 02:51:56 PM »

Yeah, I saw those binders in the craft store, and that's where I got the idea.  Binders are cheap (free if you walk into someone's office and ask if they want to get rid of a gross old one -- then cover it with fabric!) and a box of sheet protectors are $12 for 100.
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