Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tasting Table Tuesday Tip

Can't post sewing pictures this week because I'm working on Christmas projects right now and don't want to ruin the surprise for anyone...  So I'll share a tip this week instead.

It's a storage/disposal jar for all those used rotary cutter blades and bend or dull pins and needles.
I won't throw those items loose in the trash, for fear of someone getting injured (mainly my husband, since he takes care of the trash every week).
I used to keep an old Altoids Mint tin in my drawer to throw them in, but I found this solution works even better.
 It's an empty Kraft Parmesan Cheese shaker container.  I just leave it sitting next to my machine, so as I come across a bent or dull pin, I can just drop it into the container thru the shaker holes.  And the half-round opening on the other side is just right for used blades.
Once the container is full, I can just snap the lid shut and throw the entire thing in the trash and start a new jar.  Safety note:  make sure to always keep the lid shut if you have young children or pets around...



  1. I just emptied one of these containers tonight! I'm going to wash it out and put it in the sewing room! Great tip!

  2. Excellent idea! I need to put my thinking cap on and come up with some excellent ideas...that might be awhile yet...lol.


  3. Love this idea! Thanks! (Came over from Bonnie Hunters blog!)


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