Thursday, November 15, 2012

Great organization tool

 Do you like to organize things?   I do, especially my fabric pieces when I am putting together a block with lots of parts.  I recently saw these wonderful boxes on Teresa's FabricTherapy blog ( ) and had to go out that day to Michaels and see if we had them here.  We did, and they were 40% off!

The individual boxes sell for $1.99 and this wonderful case of 16 boxes for $40.  I grabbed up the only one in stock and have all my little snail's trail paper piecing pieces sorted.

Even a box for the paper foundation pieces - got to love it!

Speaking of paper piecing, here is a little tip on how I piece these tiny little triangles needed for the snail trail block, which measures 3 1/2 inches unfinished and has 20 pieces.

I use an Add-an-Eighth ruler, meaning the seams are only 1/8 inch and that can shift when you go to sew it.  I just use a piece of scotch tape to hold the fabric in place - but do not sew through the tape.  The tape can be used over and over and works great.

While on our trip to Houston I finished the embroidery on this label for my granddaughter's quilt.  My plan was to just add a few embroidery stitches to embellish it a little....and I ended up embroidering the whole thing. 

Thanks for stopping by,


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I had discovered the little boxes this summer for on-the-go projects and can offer up a testimonial too! I love organizing and containers as well, these are the best!

Candace said...

What a great organizing tool, and the price sounds pretty reasonable. Your embroidered label is adorable

Purple Pam said...

Great little boxes. Your quilt label is wonderful. How exciting to have your quilt featured at the Houston show. Love all the pictures of the quilts. Glad you and Hubby had a great trip. Wish I could have been there, too.

Yvonne said...

Just found your blog and read about your quilt at the Houston quilt show. My husband and I have been to Houston too, coming from the Netherlands and I (can't speak for my husband) loved it. You can read all about it on my blog!
Love the handy organizer boxes you bought.

Julierose said...

Hello Teresa--I love your little embroidered label--and those boxes are fabulous...Julierose