Are you always looking for a quarter to put into the shopping cart to release it? These cute little quarter keepers are quick and easy to make.
At the beginning of the covid19 lock down, grocery stores didn’t charge you to get a shopping cart. But now restrictions are being lifted a bit, many stores have gone back to requiring a quarter to get the cart. You do get your quarter back when returning the cart to the proper area. Then the quarter goes back into your quarter keeper.
- plastic canvas, 32 holes long x 9 holes wide
- a bit yarn
- tapestry needle
- key ring
Lately whenever I search it takes me to Pinterest, but lots of the images there don’t link back to the original site which posted the idea. I like to give credit whenever possible. If you pin my images please make sure they link back to my website. I appreciate that.
After cutting out the plastic canvas, I carefully cut a slot on one side. This is for the money to slip into. Be sure to try fitting the quarter into the slot before stitching, remembering the yarn will make the slot a bit smaller.
Some places require a $1 or a loonie for the cart, so I also came up with a loonie keeper as well. The size is just slightly larger to fit the loonie.
Now they are made it is time to decide where to keep them so you will always have it when you go grocery shopping.
You want them handy, so they can be fitted onto your key ring. I think the best place is on the reusable shopping bag I take into the store. Here is how I changed a bag with advertising on it into a good reusable shopping bag with purse-onality. I also keep some loose change in the van, but having it on the bag means it is always handy.
A visitor to my site told me how she uses one made from plastic canvas. I revisited my key fob pattern and made some adjustments. Thanks Susan.
My original key fob idea was made for a Guiding event. I also added a clasp so that it could be attached to a keyring or a ring inside your bag so the keys didn’t drop to the bottom of the bag.