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Thread: Fabric Boxes with French Seams Tutorial

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    I have been thinking about hopefully doing one just a bit taller than I did with the one from last night. I have a 16 1/2 inch square ruler and will use that as a guide. I hesitate to do it way larger as I think I may have a slightly not as stiff box as I would like and I will keep it in mind the triangle/ seam is the height. Now I have to go do dishes.

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    I've been wanting to make one of these and tonight I did! I used the original site at the beginning but cut my square at 13" because that was what fabric I had. After turning & quilting... I chose randomly to measure up 2 " from the corners & drew my diagonal....stitched on there and then again 1/4" away.... and trimmed off to the 1/8th" marking.... whew... then followed the directions here & ended up with a little fabric box the exact size that holds a toilet paper roll! Name:  Anne & Chris003_edited (Small).JPG
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    Excellent Thimble!!!! It looks great. Thank you for posting a photo.

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    [QUOTE=thimblebug6000;6469639]I've been wanting to make one of these and tonight I did! I used the original site at the beginning but cut my square at 13" because that was what fabric I had. After turning & quilting... I chose randomly to measure up 2 " from the corners & drew my diagonal....stitched on there and then again 1/4" away.... and trimmed off to the 1/8th" marking.... whew... then followed the directions here & ended up with a little fabric box the exact size that holds a toilet paper roll! Name:  Anne & Chris003_edited (Small).JPG
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    Perfect, now that is wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you. This has a "neater" interior and I think I would really like this. Made several but didn't use this method yet.

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    Thanks for the tutorial. I am definitely going to try this with some of my extra fabric. Pictures help.
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    Nice lesson on making these fabric boxes - will for sure keep this in mind for the holidays!

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    Fabric boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    Haven't made any of these yet, but think I'll use your technique when I do, thanks!
    Fabric boxes are neat. I made a dozen or more last Christmas. Someone asked what to do with the corner cutoff---
    I arranged the raw edges together to form a square and zigzagged the seams to make a mug rug or coaster. Really is easy or you can use it then as a "topper" to the box, or as a coaster to the box. Also I like the French seams on the outside of the box, holds up better and leaves more space inside. Make smaller boxes to hold cards of buttons, bottle of shampoo, tissue paper for bathroom, cookies, most anything! Marilyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgrubbs View Post
    Fabric boxes are neat. I made a dozen or more last Christmas. Someone asked what to do with the corner cutoff---
    I arranged the raw edges together to form a square and zigzagged the seams to make a mug rug or coaster. Really is easy or you can use it then as a "topper" to the box, or as a coaster to the box. Also I like the French seams on the outside of the box, holds up better and leaves more space inside. Make smaller boxes to hold cards of buttons, bottle of shampoo, tissue paper for bathroom, cookies, most anything! Marilyn
    I would love to see a photo of what you did with the corners. I haven't thrown any of mine away because they are already sandwiched and quilted. A present topper sounds terrific. Hope you will post a photo here or on a separate thread.

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    love this thanks
    I love to collect roosters of any kind. I also love embroidery thread for my machine. My favorite color is purple and i am just a plain old country girl.lol

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    Great job of converting this box to less bulk. Great Tutorial!!

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    Very nice tutorial. I really like the French seams. Thank you for taking the time to create this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

    I wanted to add that if I do another 15" square, I will probably make my corners smaller thereby making a shorter but fatter box.
    When you did your French Seam you removed another 1/2" (3 1/2" total) from each corner which made your box taller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
    When you did your French Seam you removed another 1/2" (3 1/2" total) from each corner which made your box taller.
    Aurora, I made 3" deep corners which is why my box turned out taller. Since I am not looking to place wine bottles in there, I wouldn't make it that tall. Right now I am working on boxes made from 10" squares and only making a 1.5" corner which keeps my box stubbier. I have been contemplating making one with a 12 or 14" square and the smaller corners so I can place a mug inside filled with candy or nuts for a gift. And, I also want to play with a tiny box to see if it is more difficult. Anyway, Thank you everyone for your kind words on the French seams. I love removing the bulk from the inside of the fabric box.

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    Clever...thank you.

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    I have to sew one up for myself, I made four of them, but gave them all away. Isn't that the way it goes?

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    [QUOTE=SewExtremeSeams;6434670]My tutorial shows you how to make French Seams when constructing a Fabric Box as first shown to us on http://seaside-stitches.blogspot.com...-tutorial.html.
    Thank you for making this tutorial available, along with the one you adapted from.

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    Yes, elnan, my hat is off to seaside stitches blogspot for starting this whole fad. I wrote to her and asked her permission to make a tutorial on her boxes with the French Seams. The French Seams were a challenge to myself since I, at the time, had not made French seams in YEARS.

    Linda

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    I used your tute and didn't do the French seams, just sewed those corners down and found that it fit nicely over a tissue box. So the first one I made I just tore off the top of the box and left it in there for holding buttons. The next one I made I zigzagged a large circle in the center before I sewed the corners and then put it over a tissue box for the tissues to come out of the hole. My husband loves it and thinks it would be cute quick Christmas gifts for my co-workers. So far I have done 6 of them. I am finally using all those fat quarters I have been saving for a "rainy day". Thanks for the tute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyffer3 View Post
    I used your tute and didn't do the French seams, just sewed those corners down and found that it fit nicely over a tissue box. So the first one I made I just tore off the top of the box and left it in there for holding buttons. The next one I made I zigzagged a large circle in the center before I sewed the corners and then put it over a tissue box for the tissues to come out of the hole. My husband loves it and thinks it would be cute quick Christmas gifts for my co-workers. So far I have done 6 of them. I am finally using all those fat quarters I have been saving for a "rainy day". Thanks for the tute!
    Would love to see your boxes, can you post some photos?

    Linda

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    Now that the QB is fixed concerning loading photos on here, I hope y'all will post your fabric boxes. I am sure they are pretty!

    Linda

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    Thanks for the tutorial, really neat.

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    Very nice. Finished edges always look so much nicer.

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