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Thread: What do you all use for

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    Super Member LAQUITA's Avatar
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    carrying your blocks with you when you travel or go out and want to use them. (like when waiting at a Dr office?)
    I prefer something that would allow them to lay flat and not fall to the bottom of a bag/box (like when I use my art bin box). This was they won't get wrinkled.

    I saw a lady with one this weekend, that had a elastic strap to hold the blocks in place. (thoughtit was a great idea and then didn't even ask her about it! UGH! )

    Any suggestions/ideas would be great. thanks.

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    Zip-loc baggie - lol

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    I use a clipboard , not the weak clasp one, one that has a strong metal clip. It fits in a tote and holds a lot of blocks, even holds a small sewing bag.

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    I hope this PDF comes through for instructions I copied a while back.
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    June....Read the instructions, can see without picts how this would be a Great Idea and useful !! Thanks

    Wow it was there and than gone!! Poof :-(

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    Just tried the download and all seemed to be there, pictures included

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    Quote Originally Posted by juneayerza
    Just tried the download and all seemed to be there, pictures included
    I saw it OK, and I've saved it to My Documents, thank you.

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    Love the instructions on the block keeper!!! Thanks.

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    Not for travel, but to keep qult blocks in before I sew them all together a quilt top, I use a set of stacking 12" square plastic boxes made for storing Christmas ornaments, that I got at a garage sale for $1
    Each box is about 5" tall, and is the lid for the one underneath. The stack of 4 boxes has a lid with a handle in the top box.
    I put the blocks in one, and pieces for the other blocks in process in the one under it, so I can keep 2 projects all contained.

    Those 2 gallon ziplock Freezer bags work pretty well also.

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    This is like the puzzle roll up mat.

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    I use christmas gift bags, they don't all lie flat, but for the most part they do. I have a book shelf full of bags and that's how I stop myself from starting new projects, no bag, no project!

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    Unused pizza box.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by juneayerza
    I hope this PDF comes through for instructions I copied a while back.
    that's a great project.

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    I use a clean (never used) Pizza box. It allows you to lay your blocks flat in it and when the lid is up...I use that for a mini design wall. When the top is closed it is my mini desk top to work on. Since it is just a Pizza box, I add a loop of elastic through the cardboard and a button(big hole to put elastic through) for a closure. I just push the elastic through holes that I made and tied a big knot on the ends to keep them from pulling through. You can add other loops of elstic for whatever tools you want to fasten in.

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    Ditto the new Pizza box

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    Quote Originally Posted by juneayerza
    I hope this PDF comes through for instructions I copied a while back.
    LOVE this - how pretty and practical at the same time! Thank you so much - this is perfect! :)

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    I use the pizza box as well. But I do add elastic to the botton [through the hole that are already in the box] to keep the blocks flat.

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