As Google so graciously reminded us, today is the birthday of the man who perfected the zipper, Gideon Sundback. In his honor, I thought I'd share how I store my collection. I have a TON of zippers, suitable for nearly any type of project, in nearly every color. I typically pick them up at garage sales, thrift stores and estate sales. The vintage ones work every bit as well as the newer store bought ones (which I also purchase at times). When I first began sewing, I was soooo scared of the zipper. I thank my lucky stars for the numerous tutorials available online that helped to guide me through what turned out to be, not that scary at all!