Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 38

Thread: Stupid question - Sewing machine box

  1. #11
    Super Member mom-6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,776
    With certain things you need to keep the bulky styrofoam as well in case it has to be shipped in for warranty repair. Most things however it isn't likely to be needed. Do check your warranty before tossing it all.

  2. #12
    Super Member Ruby the Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Far Far West Texas
    Posts
    1,372
    Blog Entries
    1
    I don't live close to my dealer so I keep the box in case I need to send it for repair. The shipping cost is less than the drive back and forth not counting time. Having the original box and packing was great for that. If I lived close I wouldn't keep the boxes.
    Quilting in the Desert

  3. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    1,265
    If you anticipate moving or traveling with the machine, it's better to have the box with all the packing materials to have safer travels...other than that - as others have said - keep it thru the warranty period if your paperwork says it's needed for a return/exchange.
    Kate

  4. #14
    Super Member DOTTYMO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    England Alton Towers
    Posts
    3,988
    Blog Entries
    1
    If you flatten boxes and place under the mattress you see it every time you turn the mattress and it reminds you to check date, under the bed or behind cupboards can be forgotten.
    Finished is better than a UFO

  5. #15
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    105
    Thanks for all the help!

  6. #16
    Super Member 117becca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    dayton OH
    Posts
    1,441
    i'm not a keeper of unneeded things...I guess if i get caught behind the 8ball, then UPS would have to pack it up well for me.l
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

  7. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Posts
    3,892
    Blog Entries
    1
    It was suggested to me when I bought my high end machine to keep the box just in case I ever needed to ship it off. I was really happy that I had done that when a yr later I traded it in for a newer model. The person buying it got thier new machine all boxed up like new. I went thru the book and made sure every bobbin, attachment, etc was in there. I have a 400 Kenmore and that box has been long gone. My new Viking Diamond Deluxe is being stored in the shed.
    Judy

  8. #18
    Senior Member Pat M.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    NM
    Posts
    510
    My Brother requested that I keep the box. So make it lay flat and slid under something, couch, bed, etc.

  9. #19
    Super Member needles3thread's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    2,610
    Okay, fold the box flat, but what about storing the styrofoam & other packing stuff?

  10. #20
    Junior Member HouseDragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Kaua`i
    Posts
    274
    We keep every box for electronics and sewing machines. We've moved every ten-fifteen years during our marriage and we packed items back into their boxes before the movers packed us up. Everything packed into its original box with the styrofoam liner arrived in perfect shape. Attics are a good place to store bulky items you only need once in a blue moon.

    And guess what? Even though this is our retirement home, DH put all the boxes in the attic as we unpacked.
    If life gives you lemons, make Limoncello!

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.