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    My rulers are kept on hooks that are in "slot board". Slot boards are used in retail places or in garages for tools. My husband was helping someone remodel the garage and had some of this board left over, so it was FREE. The hooks he found at a great price for a box of them.Click image for larger version. 

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    It helps me keep my rulers right where I know I can find them.
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    Thanks for sharing; the harbor freight work bench is just what I have been looking for this past week!
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    I can only think of ice cube trays to keep my feet in. I got a lot of jokes. So bring it on. lol



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    Lorie, at first I thought you meant your feet....
    No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
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    So if you go to Harbor Freight.....do you purchase their "replacement" Carpet Cutter Blades instead of the Olfa Rotary Cutter Blades ?
    I purchase these Carpet Cutter Blades from Harbor Freight and they work just as well...and often I can purchase them on sale. I think the last time I purchased a couple ( months ago ...I still haven't opened the pack, I am working on blades from a previous pack I purchased at HF.)

    I am going to have to take a look at the caddy....that would be a great idea for my sewing room.

    I did find a couple of things I would like for my sewing room at Cabela's......
    1. This Spool Safe:
    http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/produ...4&type=product

    I love to find things to re-purpose them !

    Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
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    Quote Originally Posted by DramaMama View Post
    Thanks for sharing; the harbor freight work bench is just what I have been looking for this past week!
    Great! You'll love it. I added wheels to mine (also from Harbor Freight.) The pressing mat is by June Tailor, but I looked for it online and I guess they don't make it anymore.
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    Thanks for all the great ideas! I think I'm going to have to go wander around Harbor Freight today!

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    These containers work well to hold packs of needles. Easy to see type and size in each divider.

    They also work well for storing machine feet. I use one for each sewing machine and one for serger feet. The dividers are labeled with each one and arranged in alpha order.
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    I store cutting dies that are too long to fit on shelves in one of these hampers. I also store bolts of fabric and stabilizers in another. The height is perfect to fit under my cutting table.
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    One more pic!

    This is my cutting table (24" x 72") with adjustable legs. There are other sizes available depending on your room layout. One side is my ironing station and the other side is used for cutting fabrics.

    Love all the storage ideas!
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