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    Has anyone ever stored their blocks in a new pizza box? I went to the local Pizza Hut today and got 3 large boxes for $0.50 each.


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    Yes I have, and they are wonderful and keep everything together. Love them.

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    I like boxes boots and sports shoes come in. These are good size and are good for project in progress, I put all the cut pieces, pattern, extra fabric and other things in the box. I put stickers on the end with a project name. These stack up real easy. I have 8 grands and I always have a good supply. :D

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    Have you ever used the waxed chicken boxes that come from grocery stores? They are big, but they store cloth so nicely and can be labeled and stacked too. :roll:

    I also have used waxed fish boxes which are about half the size of the chicken boxes. You might think those would smell, but they do not if you air them in the sun for a day or two.

    You pretty well have to have a friend who is in the restaruant business or grocery business to get them because they are such nice sturdy boxes.

    I cover both kinds with pretty contact paper to make them seem more like craft holders rather than just cardboard boxes. I am not ashamed to open my closets to let them show.

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    I love the idea on the pizza boxes. I always have about 5 quilts going at one time. :lol: this is a great way to keep them together and not all over my sewing table. thanks, carolyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by GramMER
    Have you ever used the waxed chicken boxes that come from grocery stores? They are big, but they store cloth so nicely and can be labeled and stacked too. :roll:

    I also have used waxed fish boxes which are about half the size of the chicken boxes. You might think those would smell, but they do not if you air them in the sun for a day or two.

    You pretty well have to have a friend who is in the restaruant business or grocery business to get them because they are such nice sturdy boxes.

    I cover both kinds with pretty contact paper to make them seem more like craft holders rather than just cardboard boxes. I am not ashamed to open my closets to let them show.
    chicken boxes? fish boxes?

    Loooooceeeeee .... you got some 'splainin' to do
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    HI! I'm new to this site. Looking forward to meeting new people. I have never thought about using pizza boxes, but, it sounds like a great idea. Thanks
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    I prefer the clear plastic boxes with lids. They stack well and come in different sizes, so when I just have the fabric for a project it goes in a med. then when I got it all cut out it goes in a small, then after it starts going together it gets to move to a large.
    I use the chicken boxes in my attic for longterm storage.

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    Be careful when using pizza boxes .... a friend took her box, with several completed applique blocks in the pizza box, with her on a trip and room service at the hotel threw out the pizza box when cleaning up the room. You'd thought they would have checked to see what they got on the pizza and if there was any left before throwing out a spic N span clean pizza box .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    I prefer the clear plastic boxes with lids. They stack well and come in different sizes, so when I just have the fabric for a project it goes in a med. then when I got it all cut out it goes in a small, then after it starts going together it gets to move to a large.
    I use the chicken boxes in my attic for longterm storage.
    once again ...

    chicken box?

    huh?

    what's that? a box that's scared of all the others?

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    yes patrice it's a coward.
    when the grocery store recieves whole chickens they are in a heavy waxed box that is about 10 inches deep and 16"X18" with a lid
    it's heavy cardboard with wax
    i use the new ones cause that's what we use at work but we don't put chickens in them

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty bryant
    Be careful when using pizza boxes .... a friend took her box, with several completed applique blocks in the pizza box, with her on a trip and room service at the hotel threw out the pizza box when cleaning up the room. You'd thought they would have checked to see what they got on the pizza and if there was any left before throwing out a spic N span clean pizza box .....

    NO! That's so NOT right! When we get hotel rooms, we don't get maid service. We don't like ppl messing around with our stuff. If I'm/we are still there, like fixing something to eat or watching tv or just messing around, we've let them come in and give us new towels and take the trash. We usually bag up the trash and just get new bags and take the old towels out to the maids and get more. Yeah, yeah, I know...I must be crazy or weird or both, but my stuff is MINE, and I don't like it bothered. :D I about had a cow when the maid/janitor/housekeeping woman came in the hospital room when I had my last baby. SHe moved MY TOOTHBRUSH! and other things that had been on the sink. THen, she sprayed some foam cleaner, like scrubbing bubbles or something, around where my TOOTHBRUSH was at! And...I don't like to spray stuff like that in the room where my kids are...and I HAD A NEWBORN BABY LIKE 4 FEET FROM HER! She took my soap/shampoo out of the shower and wouldn't shut up! She had the nerve to touch the blanket the baby was wrapped up in with her germy gloves! Finally I told her to turn out the light on her way out because I wanted to take a nap. She just stood there for a minute looking at me...
    After all that, I never even turned her in. I changed the blanket and went on. (and scrubbed and rinsed my toothbrush)...I just didn't have the energy left....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    yes patrice it's a coward.
    when the grocery store recieves whole chickens they are in a heavy waxed box that is about 10 inches deep and 16"X18" with a lid
    it's heavy cardboard with wax
    i use the new ones cause that's what we use at work but we don't put chickens in them
    and you haven't sent me any because ....?

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    I love pizza boxes for storage for lots of needlework projects. You can buy small ones for embroidery projects you are working on. DNF

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    I have used new pizza boxes for a while now. I keep my applique blocks in them. Keeps the blocks clean and orderly. I get mine for free; I just ask for one at a time. Happy quilting

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    Hey mojo 11! I taught at Permian High School in Odessa. Our spirit word was MOJO and the 300 + member marching band spelled the word on the football field at every home game. I know you've got your mojo working. DNF

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    Hi DorothyNell-
    I'm fairly new to the message board so it is great to get a reply. Mojo is an adult nickname and it helps me keep my "mojo working". Wow - that song is really old now. I've not been to Odessa, but I have been to Midland and fell in love with HEB's. Wow -- what a store! I worked on applique for 2 weeks while there.

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    Odessa has an HEB store also, although the Midland store was built several years before the Odessa store.

    What were you doing in Midland? I taught at Lee High School there for several years--it was Permian's chief football rival and it could really get ugly when the games were played in Midland!

    That's one of the minor reasons I'm not a football fan.

    Several of my quilting buddies do exquisite applique, but I am too impatient to do take the time required to do it. But I do admire it.

    How long have you been on the forum? Do you belong to a guild? I belong to two and a sewing group that's mostly made up of women who own embroidery machines. I don't have one and don't want one...it seems to me that it requires far too much work to keep the machine in order, although the designs they do are very nice when the machine works.

    If you can, post a picture of some of your applique work. I'm going to have to figure out how to post pictures.

    froggy, in Texas

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    [quote]

    I, so far, don't have to worry about this happening, I don't get to travel with quilting stuff.


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    Mojo withas many UFO'S as I have, I'd have to hunt new pizza joint all the time, cause they'd remember this wierd lady that just wants boxes and that would be embarassing! Empty box! Whats wrong with our pizza :lol:

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    Hey- I get my pizza boxes from Pizza Hut - hope they don't read this!!!!!!!
    My husband and I eat all the pizza we order so I just ask for a large box to go. Works -- so far. I have several applique UFO's . I more I do, the better they look, but I am by no means a pro at it. I am in awe at some of the quilts I have seen at shows and in magazines. WOW.
    My husband is in the oil field and the co he works for bought a yard in Midland so they sent him to check it out and make sure all was well and I got to go with him. I was in a motel for 2 weeks - hence - I got a lot of sewing done. I brought a lot of food home with me that I can't find here in small town Arkansas. I haven't been able to talk him into driving back to buy more food; however, we have gone that far to quilts shows.
    Have a great day to all.

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    Hi - I've just been on a short time. I'm still not real sure how this works. I think I answered on Vicki with info for you. Forgive me. I do have a stack of pizza boxes with UFO's in them. I don't belong to any guilds as I don't know of any close to me. I really do live in small town, USA. I also do pieced quilts, but the grandkids and daughter keep taking them as fast as I make them, which is not fast at all because I hand quilt. I may have to find someone to machine quilts some of my tops.

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    Hi all,

    I also use the cardboard that comes under a 24 pack of water. These are usually a bit higher than pizza boxes and they don't have a lid, but work wonderfully well to stack, etc., when working on a quilt. Also, there is enough room for lots of fabric, plus a space for blocks. If you're using a pattern, it can lie on top and sort of help to keep the fabric clean.

    Anita

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    I use boxes from a company called Schwan's, it is a home delivery service. The boxes are sturdy, and depending on what I order, they are different sizes, some are really great for pre-cut strips. Also great for wrapping gifts in, as I never wrap anything in its original box, always put it in something else.

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    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.

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