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    Senior Member quiltlady1941's Avatar
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    Does anyone know where I can buy a box that is big enough for a baby quilt and a few PJ'S..

    I have to wrap a gift and I think it looks so much better in a box them just a gift bag..but where to buy one?? Thanks :)

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    You can get brown boxes from UPS, or one of those mail houses that rent out mail boxes to people. They are only a buck or two. :)

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    I was just thinking the same thing today. I'm giving a quilt as a wedding gift and I wanted a white gift box to put it in.

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    at Christmas time, buy the super big ones. I must look like a nut, I but TONS of them. The largest they have.

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    I usually get my boxes at the dollar store (pkg of three)
    The large ones are big enough for a baby quilt.

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    I think I will stop by the dry cleaners tomorrow to see if they have quilt size boxes and if they will sell me one. They put wedding gowns in them and they would be acid free!

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    Most office supply stores and copy centers have boxes too. Sometimes the smaller 'mom & pop' ones will have the ones their stuff came in and will charge only a very nominal fee for these boxes.

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    Michaels and Joanns have some beautiful boxes that can be used as a decoration after they take out the quilt. I bought a lovely one from Joanns for 14.99 and used a coupon and got 40% off. The lap quilt fit in beautifully.

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    Our local Dollar store has gift boxes.

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    Walmart has boxes in the stationary dept.

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    Sounds like a good excuse to buy a new pair of shoes! "Honey, I needed the box!!" LOL

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    you can go to the container store, they have gift boxes, brown boxes and all that or go to Tuesday morning and get a fancy box, like a hat box that can be used again and again

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    cant you still get them at department stores like Penneys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    cant you still get them at department stores like Penneys?
    Good question, I don't know! Guess I could check. The quilt I am giving for the wedding present is 45x51 I haven't seen boxes big enough for it for sale at any store.

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    For my husband's granddaughter's baby shower I went a little wild with the gifts...couldn't find a box big enough, so I used a plastic storage tote...it made it easier for her to take the gifts home from the shower... :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Naomi

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    If you know anyone who works at a school, the paper boxes they get supplies in are perfect for Queen quilts. Baby quilts will fit in flat rate postal boxes that are free from the post office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I think I will stop by the dry cleaners tomorrow to see if they have quilt size boxes and if they will sell me one. They put wedding gowns in them and they would be acid free!
    NOT necessarily...acid free costs big $$$....you really need to know if it is Archival or not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I think I will stop by the dry cleaners tomorrow to see if they have quilt size boxes and if they will sell me one. They put wedding gowns in them and they would be acid free!
    NOT necessarily...acid free costs big $$$....you really need to know if it is Archival or not!
    that's what I was thinking! That's why I think I will check with the dry cleaners tomorrow. . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I think I will stop by the dry cleaners tomorrow to see if they have quilt size boxes and if they will sell me one. They put wedding gowns in them and they would be acid free!
    NOT necessarily...acid free costs big $$$....you really need to know if it is Archival or not!
    that's what I was thinking! That's why I think I will check with the dry cleaners tomorrow. . . .
    good luck...our DCleaners here don't speak enough English to understand Archival...much less acid free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I think I will stop by the dry cleaners tomorrow to see if they have quilt size boxes and if they will sell me one. They put wedding gowns in them and they would be acid free!
    NOT necessarily...acid free costs big $$$....you really need to know if it is Archival or not!
    that's what I was thinking! That's why I think I will check with the dry cleaners tomorrow. . . .

    LOL!!!1

    good luck...our DCleaners here don't speak enough English to understand Archival...much less acid free!

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    Thanks everyone ..you all came up with so good ideas that I did not think of...

    love the tote one and the fancy box they wouldn't throw the box away after the shower so that would be a good thing..

    Thanks again for your help :)

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    The Post Office sells some really cute boxes =themes for babys =grads =B/days =holidays etc

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    Also at the USPS are free Priority Boxes, and for sale are large white boxes which cost $3-4.

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    Walmart has boxes, look in the "mailing/office" area.

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    Our "dollar type" stores have boxes for sale in assorted sizes.

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