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Carol Ann Burgermeister Posted: Thu, Oct 27 2011 12:49 PM

Being a professional artist also, I spend a lot of time in hobby/art supplies stores.  Recently I noticed a sale on scrapbooking  paper storage boxes.  They are clear plastic marketed as 2 x 12 x 12; however, the inside dimensions are actually 12-1/2 x 13--just right for storing (up to) your largest quilt squares.  Before you buy, be sure to measure inside dimensions as different brands may vary in size.

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Sheila replied on Thu, Oct 27 2011 1:19 PM

Carol - Lucky you having artistic talent, too! I'm jealous.

Thought I'd share a find I made yesterday at Staples. In the section where they have all of the storage crates, totes, etc. I found plastic boxes that are the absolute perfect size for holding the store bought fat quarters. I bought 1 in clear to see how well I'd like it to start off with. I think it was $4.99 but, it looks like I could get at least 30 fat quarters in it on end.

 

 

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Nana replied on Thu, Oct 27 2011 1:24 PM

Both of these are good tips.  Thanks for sharing.

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Sukochi replied on Thu, Oct 27 2011 1:26 PM

Sheila:

Carol - Lucky you having artistic talent, too! I'm jealous.

Thought I'd share a find I made yesterday at Staples. In the section where they have all of the storage crates, totes, etc. I found plastic boxes that are the absolute perfect size for holding the store bought fat quarters. I bought 1 in clear to see how well I'd like it to start off with. I think it was $4.99 but, it looks like I could get at least 30 fat quarters in it on end.

 

Sheila, What do they call those plastic boxes.

Sukochi

 

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Carol Ann Burgermeister:

Being a professional artist also, I spend a lot of time in hobby/art supplies stores.  Recently I noticed a sale on scrapbooking  paper storage boxes.  They are clear plastic marketed as 2 x 12 x 12; however, the inside dimensions are actually 12-1/2 x 13--just right for storing (up to) your largest quilt squares.  Before you buy, be sure to measure inside dimensions as different brands may vary in size.

I bought one for my scrapbooking but found that I liked it for storing my underground railroad blocks better.

Margaret

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Sheila replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 8:07 AM

LaJuan Sukochi Lee:

Sheila:

Carol - Lucky you having artistic talent, too! I'm jealous.

Thought I'd share a find I made yesterday at Staples. In the section where they have all of the storage crates, totes, etc. I found plastic boxes that are the absolute perfect size for holding the store bought fat quarters. I bought 1 in clear to see how well I'd like it to start off with. I think it was $4.99 but, it looks like I could get at least 30 fat quarters in it on end.

 

 

Sheila, What do they call those plastic boxes.

 

Sukochi - You're going to laugh at this but, here goes:

They're called "Really Useful Boxes" - Seriously!

There's a website for them but, like I said, I found them at Staples so it's probably a good bet that other office supply stores carry them, too. The size I bought is the 3 litre size - it says they hold 18 cd's or 10 dvd's. The website is www.reallyusefulbox.com and I think they're made in the UK (SHOCK! It's not China!). They have a lid that comes all of the way off and keeps the dust off of the fabric. The handles on the box fold up to lock the lid down if needed. Really cool item. I haven't tried it but, they might be ideal for storing those individual patterns that we sometimes buy, too.

 

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Sukochi replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 8:24 AM

Sheila:

LaJuan Sukochi Lee:

Sheila:

Carol - Lucky you having artistic talent, too! I'm jealous.

Thought I'd share a find I made yesterday at Staples. In the section where they have all of the storage crates, totes, etc. I found plastic boxes that are the absolute perfect size for holding the store bought fat quarters. I bought 1 in clear to see how well I'd like it to start off with. I think it was $4.99 but, it looks like I could get at least 30 fat quarters in it on end.

 

 

Sheila, What do they call those plastic boxes.

 

 

Sukochi - You're going to laugh at this but, here goes:

They're called "Really Useful Boxes" - Seriously!

There's a website for them but, like I said, I found them at Staples so it's probably a good bet that other office supply stores carry them, too. The size I bought is the 3 litre size - it says they hold 18 cd's or 10 dvd's. The website is www.reallyusefulbox.com and I think they're made in the UK (SHOCK! It's not China!). They have a lid that comes all of the way off and keeps the dust off of the fabric. The handles on the box fold up to lock the lid down if needed. Really cool item. I haven't tried it but, they might be ideal for storing those individual patterns that we sometimes buy, too.

DH says they should call them R.U.B. (Really Useful Boxes). Oh, boy, he is in rare form today.

Sukochi

 

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Sheila replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 9:03 AM

 

LaJuan Sukochi Lee:

Sheila:

LaJuan Sukochi Lee:

Sheila:

Carol - Lucky you having artistic talent, too! I'm jealous.

Thought I'd share a find I made yesterday at Staples. In the section where they have all of the storage crates, totes, etc. I found plastic boxes that are the absolute perfect size for holding the store bought fat quarters. I bought 1 in clear to see how well I'd like it to start off with. I think it was $4.99 but, it looks like I could get at least 30 fat quarters in it on end.

 

 

Sheila, What do they call those plastic boxes.

 

 

Sukochi - You're going to laugh at this but, here goes:

They're called "Really Useful Boxes" - Seriously!

There's a website for them but, like I said, I found them at Staples so it's probably a good bet that other office supply stores carry them, too. The size I bought is the 3 litre size - it says they hold 18 cd's or 10 dvd's. The website is www.reallyusefulbox.com and I think they're made in the UK (SHOCK! It's not China!). They have a lid that comes all of the way off and keeps the dust off of the fabric. The handles on the box fold up to lock the lid down if needed. Really cool item. I haven't tried it but, they might be ideal for storing those individual patterns that we sometimes buy, too.

 DH says they should call them R.U.B. (Really Useful Boxes). Oh, boy, he is in rare form today.

ROFL!!!

 

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Sharon replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 10:10 PM

Love those really usefull boxes! Thanks for the tip.

Toledo, OH

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