Hi everyone! It’s another Tuesday, and we’re here with our latest tip for you!
We hope you enjoyed Michelle’s tutorial last week with step-by-step pictures explaining how to create a DIY drop-in sewing table. That’s a project that many of us have dreamed about doing, and Michelle proved that it can be a reality.
Today, we have a simple tip for you. But sometimes it’s the simple tips that I love best. (Remember the head-slapping tip about re-threading your sewing machine after pausing to wind the bobbin???)
So, my question for you today is…. what do you do with all those old sewing machine needles and rotary cutters?
You can’t just toss them in the trash!
That’s just begging for trouble when your true love goes to take out the garbage (well, o.k., we may have just touched on a personal dream of mine, that my true love will someday take out the trash).
BUT… if he were to take out the trash, I would want to protect him from the dangers of the horrible sharp thingys that have migrated out of my sewing room. I already owe him big for the time he found my missing self-threading needle (with his foot).
Anyway, back to our discussion of the importance of guarding against the dangers in our sewing rooms….
Enter the lowly chewing gum container. Now better known as my high-tech Sharps Disposal System.
What once held little cubes of minty-freshness has now been re-purposed into a cute little trashcan for all the sharp tools of my trade. *** UPDATE**** Annette, a Late Night Quilter friend, commented on this post with an important piece of information. She recycles her rotary blades at LP Sharp Company! I will definitely be checking that out.
My sister-in-law, Myles, was kind enough to make me some “Sharps” stickers with her fancy Cricut machine, so no one grabs my can of blades thinking that they’ll get a sweet treat. (By the way, I want one of those Cricut machines soooo badly! Did you know that the Cricut machine can cut fabric too? Do any of you have one?)
Now it’s time to link up all your fabulous posts about tips, tricks and tutorials. Did you see last week’s link by ChrissieD about Reverse Applique? Look how sweet her project was:
Thank you bloggers for linking up, your advice makes the sewing world go round!