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 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 72

Thread: Pizza Boxes

  1. #26

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    398
    I like the pizza box Idea that would be great for stacks of finished squares. They would stay flat and not wrinkle. I also like shoe boxes and the other storage item I collect are those heavy plastic bags you get with things like curtains/ shower curtains/blankets/some bath and cosmetic products. Because they are mostly clear plastic and some even have Zippers. and are lots of sizes. Gift boxes like for shirts go on sale after the holidays for cheap and come in diff sizes!

  2. #27
    Super Member Knot Sew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    5,721
    I still like my sport shoe boxes, I put a large rubber band around them and they don't empty if knocked around........for thread needles and small stuff I use the plastic school boxes.with a sticker with contents. :D

  3. #28
    Senior Member triciasquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Butte, MT
    Posts
    478
    I have one to top all the pizza boxes-a few weeks ago, Joanns was throwing away all of their display racks and plastic bins. My fellow vendors and I went dumpster diving and found some great stuff. The plastic bins that they hung on the wall for their smaller items were all stacked in the dumpster, so I grabbed a bunch not knowing what I would do with them.
    Well, they are perfect for my blocks that I'm working on and all of my smaller pieces of fabric(like fat quarters). They all stack very nicely on my shelves.

    What a find. I also grabbed other items from the dumpster, but haven't figured out what to do with all of them yet!!!!!

    Thought you guys would find this funny!!!!

    Tricia

  4. #29

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    398
    Wow Tricia what a score :mrgreen: My Hubby and I were in Butte on the 18th. Spent the day with his mom and took her to lunch up there at the Gold Rush. We sat in the bar and had a glass of wine before lunch as there was quite a line for the restaurant. I saw the stained glass above the bar and was trying to make a quick copy of the design by hand but a napkin doesn't allow for the best flowing line drawing. I vowed to come back and take a pic. ( I had left my camera at home) Thought the stained glass design would translate into a beautiful quilt design. Then we took a tour of up town Butte. First time I had been all the way up there. Quite the view. If I had more time (It was a spur of the moment trip) I would have tried contacting you. I remember you saying you had a quilt display somewhere in town but, not sure where, or if it would be in place on a Sunday :-) . Anyway I recommend checking out the stained glass if you get a chance.

  5. #30
    Senior Member triciasquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Butte, MT
    Posts
    478
    oh wow, I wish we could have met, I had brunch at the Gold Rush on the 16th. Such good food. I had my camera with me too, if I would have even thought of taken a pic inside. Just got some outside with the grandkids! Well, let me know the next time you are in Butte. We will definitely get together!

    Isn't Butte a neat place, such history!!

  6. #31

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    398
    OH! We will definitely be over more during this summer. Mom loves to camp and they also like to stay close to home. They have a motor home but, won't motor very far :lol: so we plan at least one trip for camping. And will definitely give you a holler! :wink:

  7. #32
    Norah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    659
    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie Murry
    Off the subject alittle but I save all plastic lids for use as templates. Butter bowl lids, coffee lids, sour cream lids and list goes on. I use these instead of paper piecing also. After I've joined my pieces I just pop it out.
    I use those, too! Good tip. :-)

  8. #33
    Leslee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    358
    Of course Kathy would keep her quilt blocks in chicken boxes. She keeps her cute little chickens in pottery!

  9. #34
    Super Member Knot Sew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    5,721
    Those pottery dishes are also good to bake in........but not the scrawny little thing......... :lol: LOL My aunt had a banty called Wanda, she chased any visitors, would fly into your face, my cousin Wanda was terrified of her. It used to be so funny. cluck cluck whats her name?

  10. #35

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Posts
    284
    Hey Susan I had a similar experience only in a restruant bathroom. I fell in love with the mosic tile on the floor so I took a paper towel, laid it on the floor and with a pencil scratched out a rubbing from it. My hubby thought I was nuts. But we all know when inspiration hits us you just gotta act on it the best way you know how.

  11. #36
    Senior Member quiltingmimipj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South Mississippi
    Posts
    588
    I have used pizza boxes for quite a while now. Also, a really good item is an Avon box that the representatives get their orders in the mail. They will hold a good sized project. I happened by a house where the Avon lady was throwing many of them away. I got all that my car would hold.

  12. #37

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    398
    Did you ever use the pattern in a quilt? You know that might make an interesting challenge! To make a block based on a pattern inspired by an eye catching design encountered while out and about :D

  13. #38

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Posts
    284
    No not yet. But it's on my to do list. It was kinda hex shaped with triangles and diamonds. Each shape had a darker thin line around it, almost like stained glass. I thought I'd only make one big block and maybe frame it. Haven't decided yet what colors to use.

  14. #39

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    398
    Before you get into hexagons maybe you should check out that subject in the forum. Some of our member quilters are apparently being driven somewhat bonkers over hexagons. :lol: :roll: :idea:

  15. #40

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Posts
    284
    I did a baby blanket once with grandmas flower garden (has hexes). It started out hard to match up cuz I was sewing by machine. Half way thru I decided to sew it by hand instead. It worked alot better cuz you have more control over your stitches. I'm glad it was a small quilt or I never would have finished it. That's one reason why I'm only going to make one big block for my wall. I found my colors, 3 shades of blue, 2 shades of rose, 1 shade of gold and 1 black for the sashing.

  16. #41
    Senior Member mary705's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Pinellas Park, FL
    Posts
    620
    sounds nice

  17. #42
    Super Member vicki reno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,311
    I was with a group that did a queen size one for a rafle for a church. We did sew them by hand, but I really hate hand sewing :( Then everyone bailed out on me before it was done and I had to complete it myself. Someitmes people give their word and don't really mean what they say! It was done at last and raffled off, but never again!

  18. #43
    ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    2,282
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingmimipj
    I have used pizza boxes for quite a while now. Also, a really good item is an Avon box that the representatives get their orders in the mail. They will hold a good sized project. I happened by a house where the Avon lady was throwing many of them away. I got all that my car would hold.
    Oh, yeah! Avon boxes are awesome. I think they're great, especially since they have a lid that fits well. They hold a ton! I do believe they are the only things I ever received free from Avon when I sold. I used to have Avon boxes coming out my ears! (NO, not literally). I still have a few in the basement with stuff in them.

  19. #44

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Posts
    284
    Vicki your a true blue die hard quilter. I'm sure whoever won that quilt appriciated it.

  20. #45
    ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    2,282
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    Those pottery dishes are also good to bake in........but not the scrawny little thing......... :lol: LOL My aunt had a banty called Wanda, she chased any visitors, would fly into your face, my cousin Wanda was terrified of her. It used to be so funny. cluck cluck whats her name?
    So, don't bake a scrawny chicken in the pottery? LOL! I'm teasing!! I know what you're saying, I just thought I'd make a funny.
    My DD wants chickens. I keep putting it off because DH would have to build a coop. He doesn't need to start anything else right now! LOL!

  21. #46

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    398
    Debbie thats a lot of color for one little block. :-) nice colors.!

    BCA you must be in the country. I grew up rural. Mom raised chickens when I was in first grade. Dad raised pigs during that time. we also had a few horses and some cows. And a Shetland pony I rode one time and he brushed me off up against the barbwire and stepped on my arm. I LOVE the country :lol: :? My Mom's sister had a rooster that chased cars. Or motorcycles. really anything that moved. Everyone was afraid of that thing except Aunt V. I think he slept with her! :roll:

  22. #47
    Norah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    659
    You gave me my giggle for the day. What a picture! We had a cow that thought it was a dog. We would walk her on a tether, and when we got back to the yard she would roll over with her legs up in the air, wanting to get her belly scratched.

  23. #48
    Super Member ceannastahr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Mt. Morris NY
    Posts
    1,150
    I was raised on a farm also had a pet pig that though it neede to go to school. everyday mom would have to get on the bus to get the pig off. As for leading calves and cows around the dogs when youngest sister was 4 she brough one of the calves in the house up the satirs to ask mom to put its rope on her so she could play. Mom was suprised when she turned around from making beds and saw the calf standing in the middle of the room. I think the most upsetting thing to Mom was when our bunny desided to have her babies in the box where she keep her stash. I still don't think that rabbit ran away.

  24. #49
    Super Member Yvonne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Humboldt County, California
    Posts
    1,742
    Thank you ladies! I have had my smile already this morning. You've brought back a lot of great memories. It's going to be a great day, I can tell!!! :D

  25. #50
    Leslee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    358
    We are a great group, aren't we? Where else can the topic go from Pizza boxes to cows that want tummy rubs, all in the same thread???!! :lol:

Page 2 of 3 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.