Last week while retreating up at the cabin I shared a photo of how I stacked block parts on a cookie sheet that I had grabbed from the bottom drawer of the kitchen.
That cookie sheet came as a wedding gift – it’s been in household service for 33 years now. And I DO like cookie sheets for moving block parts from cutting table to sewing machine.
There are other things that are easily obtainable that you might find helpful ---
Pizza boxes come to mind! You can close the lids on those and transport pieces safely back and forth.
My friend Brenda says she uses the lid of one of her fabric bins. Just turn it upside down, and it becomes a carry tray.
I’ve also repurposed the lids from copy paper boxes , they have a nice deep lip on them. If you have a friend or hubby that works in an office, have them save you the copy paper boxes.
I recently received an email from Rosemary who even sent photos of what she uses, and they are FREE!
Just letting you know that I’ve been making hexies in my free time but have decided
it will take a lot longer to see an increase in the center circle I completed after 8 months
of work. I just keep plugging along :+)
Rosemary’s squares ready to sew!
I also love to do postage stamp quilts and reading your blog tonight with you using cookie sheets
to cart your squares around – haha I said. I went thru that until one day while at the grocery store
I came down an isle where the young man stocking the shelves had a grocery cart piled high with
Campbell soup boxes, all neatly cut about 1-2” tall. Cat food cartons also work well as well as other
Box Trays Loaded and stacked!
If they are not all the same size, you can stack them inside each other. And stock boys are
very happy to get rid of them :+) and I am recycling :+)
While these photos are of 1.5” squares, don’t see why it wouldn’t work for your slightly larger
squares as well. This works well for storage and you don’t have to re-iron them :+)
Just sharing with you .Of course, I can’t TRAVEL with a cookie sheet, or a box top or a bin lid in my luggage --- so I resort to carefully stacking the block parts in a zip lock bag, squooshing the air out and tucking it in my suitcase sandwiched between clothes to hopefully keep them flat and undisturbed, ready for hotel room sewing.
Have a good rest of your week.
Rosemary in Pa
I have a Featherweight waiting for me in Bloomington, IL tomorrow!
There is a Featherweight waiting for me in Ketchikan, AK where I fly on the 10th!
That reminds me – I need to email the New York group and see if someone has a loaner machine for me there too ----
I'll also be in Michigan for two groups in September, and I'll need machines there as well!
3 more Box Kite Blocks!
I’m in love with these – and because the parts were all cut out and ready to go, I could quickly sit at my machine last night and assemble 3 blocks before bed time.
Today is a frenzied day. Chiropractor, Massage, Post Office, Packing of trunk show and luggage, and getting myself to bed early for a break-of-dawn flight tomorrow morning.
I’ve been asked when we can do Quilt-Cam next. It won’t work tonight because of the early flight tomorrow, but we should be able to do it when I get back home from Bloomington, early next week. I’ll let you know! ((Likely Monday or Tuesday))
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!