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Thread: Plastic Storage Boxes for 12 1/2 " squares

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    Plastic Storage Boxes for 12 1/2 " squares

    Has anyone found flat boxes that hold our BOMs? The ones at Michaels are just a little too small!
    I would like clear plastic, not too deep, at least 13" square. TY
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    I believe I saw some about that size at Joann's

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    Look at the flat scrapbooking boxes at joanns. they are about 13" square and about 4" deep. I bought several last year when they were 50% off. I store my project's blocks in them.

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    Walmart has them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delma_paulk View Post
    Walmart has them.
    can you tell me which department in walmart? please
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    Are these the ones you are talking about?

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-...#ProductDetail

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-...-Tint/16456546

    I got some at our Walmart last year that were on clearance - wish I had gotten more - think they were by Sterilite

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    I think what you may be looking for are the ArtBin Super Satchel Single Compartment boxes at Joanns. They are about 13.99 but quite often have them on sale.

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    I use these Iris Storage Boxes, found in the scrapbooking section at Hobby Lobby and Michael's. Usually the ones at HL are clear and the ones at M's are colorful. I use coupons from the newspaper ads and pick up one a week or so. They hold 12" blocks very nicely.
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    I love the ones from JoAnn's. They are about 14 x 14 x 4. The 40% off 13.99 (more for colors) makes them affordable at $8.40. They are big enough to hold all the fabric (except backing & sometimes that too) for a complete lap project & the finished blocks. Great for travel because of the handles. The fabric & blocks do slide to the end if you hold by the handle. They, also, stack very nicely. I haven't tried the ones from Michael's or Hobby Lobby so can't comment on them. Wal Mart has some good ones, but most don't have handles, or are too deep. I have used some of the shallow ones for holding the project, but move to the JoAnn boxes when I start sewing.

    http://www.joann.com/artbin-super-sa...2-6E75F2A5E1BC
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    wow, lots of sources. thanks to all for the links
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
    I love the ones from JoAnn's. They are about 14 x 14 x 4. The 40% off 13.99 (more for colors) makes them affordable at $8.40. They are big enough to hold all the fabric (except backing & sometimes that too) for a complete lap project & the finished blocks. Great for travel because of the handles. The fabric & blocks do slide to the end if you hold by the handle. They, also, stack very nicely. I haven't tried the ones from Michael's or Hobby Lobby so can't comment on them. Wal Mart has some good ones, but most don't have handles, or are too deep. I have used some of the shallow ones for holding the project, but move to the JoAnn boxes when I start sewing.

    http://www.joann.com/artbin-super-sa...2-6E75F2A5E1BC
    These are the ones I use...I like them because they have handles. Use a coupon!

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    The ArtBin Super Satchels are what I use for holding up to 12 inch blocks. I actually prefer them to the Iris brand, since they have a nice handle and better latches. I usually buy them at JoAnns when they have the 1/2 off storage sale. They also stack better than the Iris brand.

    They have 3 depths: a really shallow one (Slim), the regular one (3 1/2"), and the "Double Deep" (6 1/2"). I use the regular one and the "Double Deep," especially love Double Deep for holding a whole project (blocks, backing, and pattern).
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    These are the ones from Walmart I like:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-...Specifications
    Maybe a little bigger than you are looking for. Love that I can easily take the cover off, and different sizes of them stack very well. I use these as storage bins for fabric, but they would work well for block storage too. Our local Walmart has them displayed with the other storage bins.

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    I love the ones from Joann's. They stack, travel and are overall just great. I have them in lots of colors. Makes my sewing room colorful and sometimes I can even remember what color has which project! I think you will love them.
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    I purchased this set from Joann's with a 50% off coupon. And I have a few extra cases. I store my WIPS that are currently being worked in these. They hold pretty much a whole project. I love them. Definitely hold out for coupons.

    http://www.joann.com/iris-scrapbooking-cart/xprd74098/

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    I purchased this set from Joann's with a 50% off coupon. And I have a few extra cases. I store my WIPS that are currently being worked in these. They hold pretty much a whole project. I love them. Definitely hold out for coupons.

    http://www.joann.com/iris-scrapbooking-cart/xprd74098/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Has anyone found flat boxes that hold our BOMs? The ones at Michaels are just a little too small!
    I would like clear plastic, not too deep, at least 13" square. TY
    I have found that pizza boxes (new) work well for quilt blocks. I purchase them from local pizza place. I also use them for my templates which helps keep them flat. They have the small, med., and large boxes and I am sure cheaper than other plastic boxes and they stack very well on top of my cabinets. Mary

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    I also use the scrapbooking containers. LOVE THEM!!
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    Thanks for the laugh, Showmama! I have four and you are sooo right! They have no concept of "day off," either.
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    Maybe this is what you want sure is cheaper than the others.http://www.joann.com/12x12-protect-n...ox/xprd881677/
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    Just want to point out that many of the other links were for packs of 6.

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    I have about a dozen ArtBin sachels. They hold a lot and stack. My JoAnn's sells them for $18.00 and I've even seen them for $23.00. I got some at Michaels for $8.99, but they didn't have any handles. Use your coupon and get them at JoAnn's.
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    got some at joanns and a few at wally
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    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo View Post
    Maybe this is what you want sure is cheaper than the others.http://www.joann.com/12x12-protect-n...ox/xprd881677/
    These are great. I store my layer cakes, blocks and "projects in waiting" in these. They are not as sturdy as the Art Bin brand but they are very good and CLEAR. I get mine when I have a 50% at Joann and they are not on sale.

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    I use these for layer cakes, blocks and bigger "Projects in waiting". Not as sturdy as the Art Bin but they are CLEAR. I bought mine at Joann when I could use a 50% off coupon.
    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo View Post
    Maybe this is what you want sure is cheaper than the others.http://www.joann.com/12x12-protect-n...ox/xprd881677/

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