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    Pizza boxes

    Several months ago I read on the Board about using Pizza boxes for storage of projects...went into pizza parlor and asked about purchasing several...they were free...couldn't beleive it...such a great idea...I have alot of my fabric already cut up for special quilts...these are just made for that..Whoever mentioned these boxes is a "hero to me. Thanks!

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    One of the first classes I took years ago, the teacher gave it as a tip. She kept all her course materials/notes/samples in each box, stacked and labelled the ends for a quick prep each time.

    Instead of leaving them as is ... I cover them with adhesive plastic, and put a long shoelace thru as a tie.
    Makes it a little more durable, plus of course, prettier!
    Works perfect to take WIP for Show & Tell or to audition extra fabrics at the LQS.
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    i only have one box... but it is just the ticket for a wip. i'll have to try the 'free' trick at the pizza place.
    Nancy in western NY

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    QuiltE ... I like the idea of putting shoelace through it as a handle!!

    I'll have to get an asortment of sizes from my local pizza joint.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    QuiltE ... I like the idea of putting shoelace through it as a handle!!

    I'll have to get an asortment of sizes from my local pizza joint.
    Not so much a handle ... but to klutz-proof it for me, so I don't dump the precious contents into a snowbank ... or mud!
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    A photo .... a boot or skate lace does the trick.
    It's all inside the box except for the short sides ... and inside can be used to thread overtop your blocks to hold them them place when taking them on a FART!
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    Ahhhh!! I see!! I like that idea to keep the blocks secured to the "floor" of the box.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I had to pay a quarter for mine for I love them.
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    QuiltE what lovely boxes and a very inventive ideal to secure the contents and the lid. LOVE IT.. 0;-)
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    you were fortunate to get them for free. my family owned a pizza shop and those boxes aren't cheap ... maybe it was given to you in good will and hoping you'd be a good customer.
    Warm quilt hugs, Sue in CA
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