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    A few weeks back, we got a little shelving unit to go underneath the TV to organize all the cords, remotes etc. You've probably seen these units before, the ones that you could buy organizer boxes to go in them.

    Anyway, standing at the store there, my hubby was asking me which color boxes should we get..I looked at him and surprised myself saying that we weren't going to buy any boxes and that I was going to make them :!: and on that note we leave the store without any boxes.

    I remembered seeing this tutorial for fabric boxes here http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.co...ric-boxes.html and thought I'll follow that to make the boxes..only they had to be 11'' boxes! As soon as I cut and fused the first one, I realized how hard it was going to be to maneuver these stiff squares and put them together to form a box...but I am not one to give up. So ,somehow, I managed to get all three boxes done with minor shoulder pain and wrist ache. I also had some extra fused strips that I put together to make a little frame to go on top of the shelves.

    I think the boxes turned out OK and I sure wouldn't have been able to find them in these colors, but I think I rather be quilting.
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    cute and clever!

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    u did a wonderul job.. and I would have said the same thing.... " I can make these".... LOL
    Ur's are much better than the boxes u could have bought.. they would have been nuetral and urs are the exact color and pattern u like.... yea!!!!

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    Great job, but I know what you mean about rather be quilting. :-)

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    Nice job!

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    Oh, lovely job. Your matching frame is great too.

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    very clever

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    They look great on your shelves! I love the frame, too. I am going to bookmark the tutorial. I need a few more of these boxes.

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    They did come out nice but I am with you, I would rather be quilting! :lol:

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    I think you did a wonderful job!

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    to leave more time for quilting:

    cardboard box from any-old-where, as long as it's the right size; glue; fabric ...

    presto chango!

    :lol:

    p.s. your boxes and frame are lovely. :-)

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    Good job! That's what I kept thinking when I was making tote bags!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    to leave more time for quilting:

    cardboard box from any-old-where, as long as it's the right size; glue; fabric ...

    presto chango!

    :lol:

    p.s. your boxes and frame are lovely. :-)
    OMG, Patrice! I should have done that! :shock:

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    I love them!! Good Job :D:D:D

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    You did a great job! I am with you though, I dont like anything that takes me away from quilting, except this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    to leave more time for quilting:

    cardboard box from any-old-where, as long as it's the right size; glue; fabric ...

    presto chango!

    :lol:

    p.s. your boxes and frame are lovely. :-)
    OMG, Patrice! I should have done that! :shock:
    maybe ... but your boxes are very pretty. they're also a testament to your talent and perseverance. ;-)

    you can haul out the glue next time. :lol:

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    Good job I like them very much.

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    neat job

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    A few weeks back, we got a little shelving unit to go underneath the TV to organize all the cords, remotes etc. You've probably seen these units before, the ones that you could buy organizer boxes to go in them.

    Anyway, standing at the store there, my hubby was asking me which color boxes should we get..I looked at him and surprised myself saying that we weren't going to buy any boxes and that I was going to make them :!: and on that note we leave the store without any boxes.

    I remembered seeing this tutorial for fabric boxes here http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.co...ric-boxes.html and thought I'll follow that to make the boxes..only they had to be 11'' boxes! As soon as I cut and fused the first one, I realized how hard it was going to be to maneuver these stiff squares and put them together to form a box...but I am not one to give up. So ,somehow, I managed to get all three boxes done with minor shoulder pain and wrist ache. I also had some extra fused strips that I put together to make a little frame to go on top of the shelves.

    I think the boxes turned out OK and I sure wouldn't have been able to find them in these colors, but I think I rather be quilting.
    What a great idea.
    I got those computer accessories (plenty of wires) all in white rather than black. Talking about ugly. My shelf looks messy and ugly at the same time. As soon as I have a few hours I will follow your lead and get rid of this ugly mess of tangled white wires. Plastic boxes are not too pretty...

    Thanks for the link!

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    But think of all the stuff you have "stashed" in your boxes, nice job-- room for extra fabric--

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    I like the picture frame!

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    Very, very clever!!!

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    Lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    to leave more time for quilting:

    cardboard box from any-old-where, as long as it's the right size; glue; fabric ...

    presto chango!

    :lol:

    p.s. your boxes and frame are lovely. :-)
    OMG, Patrice! I should have done that! :shock:
    maybe ... but your boxes are very pretty. they're also a testament to your talent and perseverance. ;-)

    you can haul out the glue next time. :lol:
    Well, thank you ma'am:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ursula
    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    A few weeks back, we got a little shelving unit to go underneath the TV to organize all the cords, remotes etc. You've probably seen these units before, the ones that you could buy organizer boxes to go in them.

    Anyway, standing at the store there, my hubby was asking me which color boxes should we get..I looked at him and surprised myself saying that we weren't going to buy any boxes and that I was going to make them :!: and on that note we leave the store without any boxes.

    I remembered seeing this tutorial for fabric boxes here http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.co...ric-boxes.html and thought I'll follow that to make the boxes..only they had to be 11'' boxes! As soon as I cut and fused the first one, I realized how hard it was going to be to maneuver these stiff squares and put them together to form a box...but I am not one to give up. So ,somehow, I managed to get all three boxes done with minor shoulder pain and wrist ache. I also had some extra fused strips that I put together to make a little frame to go on top of the shelves.

    I think the boxes turned out OK and I sure wouldn't have been able to find them in these colors, but I think I rather be quilting.
    What a great idea.
    I got those computer accessories (plenty of wires) all in white rather than black. Talking about ugly. My shelf looks messy and ugly at the same time. As soon as I have a few hours I will follow your lead and get rid of this ugly mess of tangled white wires. Plastic boxes are not too pretty...

    Thanks for the link!
    Good luck! You probably can't tell in the picture, but the last box is actually upside down (I made it this way on purpose) so that it strategically sits right on top a bundle of wires and cords and covers them :thumbup:

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