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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Another gift and die cutting............

I spent the morning yesterday doing the machine embroidery on 4 dish towels for the ladies in the apartments at the mission that our church helps support.  We don't know anything about the ladies so it is hard to get them anything personal.  A new dishtowel and dishcloths always brighten my day so I hope it will brighten theirs.
In the afternoon I started cleaning up an area of the basement and cut a lot of scraps with my die cutter.  This is the 1 1/2" square die.





I store the squares in this Snapware container.  I'm not sure where I bought this one.  The top 2 layers are open and the bottom layer is divided.











There are lids on the two sections of the bottom layer.









There are 2" squares and 1 1/2" squares in it.  When it gets too full to hold any more I'll come up with a project for them.

13 comments:

Gene Black said...

I really like the snapware container idea. I think it could help me be a lot more organized.

katyquilts said...

I love using my die cutter to clean up scraps. I use the plastic pencil cases that they sell at Staples at the beginning of the school year to store cut scraps. They stack well.

Sewing Junkie said...

Great way to use up scraps. I have square gallon ice cream buckets with lids. They stack and have handles. I really like the idea of the stackable containers. Chris

Mary said...

I also love having new towels and dishcloths. I know the ladies who receive these will enjoy using them.

suemac said...

I do like the towels and dishclothes. I know that is something I would enjoy receiving for Christmas.

Michal Woodruff said...

What kind of die cutter is this. I'm thinking I need one.

JJM said...

I couldn't believe it was Thursday when I last checked in. Christmas shopping, decorating, baking just took my days away.

Fridays post ... another new wonderful Blazing star and journal covers, those girls will be so happy to receive those special journal's just for them.

Saturday...An 'exuberant' purple Blazing Star, how I love this pattern.

Today...You put so much compassion into your work the girls will certainly feel it with your wonderful gifts. I agree, dish cloths and towels are always in need. I really like the designs you chose for the towels. Here we set with below zero temps and they look like spring. Only you Wanda would find a snap top container for your 1-1/2" squares. (*._,*)

JJM

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I need to get a snapware container for my hexie projects - beats a whole load of zip lock bags full of various stages of my project! ;-)

What kind of cutter do you have? I just got an Accuquilt Go - early Christmas present. I've not even taken it out of the box yet, so I'm still quite intimidated by it.

HollyM said...

The towels and dishcloths make a lovely gift! They would brighten my day too.
I just gave away a box of 1 1/2" squares. After finishing my postage stamp quilt, I'm done with that size! I look forward to seeing what you do.

Sheila said...

The dishcloths and towels are lovely gifts.
Nice storage units. I'm always looking for organizational ideas.

Muddling Through said...

That does look like a good organizational tool, and I like the dish cloths and towels. You are really sweet to do that!

Jeri Niksich said...

I have a question about plastic containers. I see a lot where people say not to use a container or box with acid in it as in "acid free box ect" how do I know if it's acid free if it's not stated on the ad display & does this really matter?

Brown Family said...

Nice thoughtful gifts. I remember using worn out tee shirts for dish cloths and towels!