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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2007 09:34:01 PM »

thanks! i work at fabricland and i begged them to get some Alexander Henry fabric in... so they did! so yeah.. ask your local fabric shop if they can get it in.. if not.. you can order it online from many different places....
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2007 03:06:42 PM »

thank you for the info spirals420
if anyone figures out a good way with the buttons, share it with me please.
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2007 06:21:39 PM »

i used those mini 'file cabinet' thingies with the compartments that you can pull out. i put stickers on each one so that i know what size, colour, style etc is in each compartment.

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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2007 07:45:27 PM »

very_vizsla- that's a good idea, did you mount it on the wall?
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2007 06:41:36 PM »

a glass fish bowl

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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2007 09:31:47 PM »

I hoard buttons; if someone's throwing away a stained shirt I've been known to fish it out of the bin to cut the buttons off it Cheesy Thing is, my buttons are sorted by colour and live in ziplock bags, which looks rubbish. Any ideas what could I store them in that's clear (so I can locate them easily on the shelf) and not as tiny as the test tube type containers for beads?  Huh

I just put them in clear jars. I assort mine by size, since I don't have a lot of various colors. And I like to display them too.

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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2007 10:00:38 PM »

I bought tons of these little things, and sorted the buttons by color, size, and what they're made of. I have a label on the end of each container summarizing what's in each one - I have everything from buttons, beads, clasps, snaps, pins, sequins, rhinestones and charms in them - and I never have trouble finding what I need!

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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2007 10:21:04 PM »

those are exactly what mine are like! less labelling though! but those same containers.
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2007 10:03:59 AM »

Mine's currently stored like this, in my Hello Kitty lunch box, in seperate baggies, according to colour. It reminds me this I'm not allowed to buy any buttons of a specific colour untill the bag is at least half empty. (part of my stash-busting year!)


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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2007 11:26:16 AM »

pretty simple, but it works for me!

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