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    I have a couple of fishing tackle boxes that I keep my sewing needles in. Works great---Not big boxes maybe 3x5 or so. One of the men who comes to our quilting group uses a big tackle box and if you need it, he probably has it. It works great for him.

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    My clock radio, for some music and to keep track of time. And a candle warmer. I love the scent of candles in the sewing room, for some extra calmness.

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    When my kids were teenagers in the 80's and 90's the big thing was to buy lots of music CDs, take them out of their cases and put them in carrying cases that zippef up. (Or in reality just throw them in piles all over the floor of their bedrooms) consequently I have a box in the attic with about 500 empty plastic CD cases. They are exactly the same size as a charm square, so they make great dividers if you are sorting yours out by color or theme or something. Also the white paper window envelopes you can buy at office supply stores for storing single cds are great too, you can label the flap and store them as divider sheets between charm packs. Yeah I am a charm pack-aholic and it has been about 15 days since I last bought any!!

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    1) 4 x 8 foot dining table (cutting mat on one end and enough room to layout fabric on the rest of the table).

    2) Vintage hutch w/ glass doors and some drawers for my fabric stash.

    3) Large glass beverage dispenser (approx. 2 feet high) used to store fabric triangle scraps.

    4) Clock radio to listen to talk radio while I sew.

    5) Wicker hampers next to my fabric stash hutch -- filled with jeans and shirts to be cut (Bonnie Hunter style).
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    All of my small to large plastic drawer units, keeps me organized!
    Bev

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vonnie View Post
    LOL - I had to read that twice! But that's a good idea! You could also put bobbins in there too.
    I read it three times.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    My tablet for tutorials or an audio book... Lots of "project boxes". Folding tables for sewing large quilts. I arrange them around & behind my sewing machine.

    I'm sure there are a few other "necessities" but those 3 make my sewing fun and relaxing.

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    I use those throw away pedicure things for my bobbins.

    1. Coffee Pot
    2. My comfy chair and foot stool
    3. The framed art work of my GD that the school sells every year.
    4. A small broom that has a attached dustman that I don't have to bend over to use.

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    fluffy make up brushes for cleaning the lint from the bobbin area, my salon toe spreaders for holding my bobbins securely and the plastic compartmentized storage for the various things my kittys would run off with, like seam ripper small scissors etc.
    Last edited by Iris Girl; November 15th, 2016 at 06:07 AM.
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    My lint roller is my best friend (that sounds really pathetic), the clear plastic shoe organizer that hangs on the inside of the closet door and holds many of my odds and ends, and the plate rack that holds the rulers.

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