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mimiw
« on: July 24, 2008 04:48:40 PM »

Here are a few scrappy fabric boxes I made for the IYP swap.  I skimmed a magazine that had something similar to these and went off what I remembered and fudged the rest.  I played around with the size a bit since I was aiming for something to house my partner's beautiful yarns  Smiley

Boxes 1 & 2


Boxes 3 & 4


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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008 04:49:48 PM »

Those are absolutely gorgeous! 
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008 04:57:58 PM »

I love these and am glad they got their own post!  They look both rigid and soft, which is so attractive.  Of course, mimiw is a genius with matching up fabrics for patchwork which makes her things something you can look and look at and still find a new favorite piece (I know, I have a few... ahem). 
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008 04:59:41 PM »

Those are absolutely amazing and beautiful!

Did you use interfacing to make them stand up so nicely?
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008 05:15:51 PM »

mimiw - your boxes are absolutely stunning to say the least!
I wonder.... I think I know which magazine you speak of - like a $13 quilt magazine - quick and easy projects of some sort?  I really love how you made these - they look loooooads better than the ones in the magazine!
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008 06:19:06 PM »

Those are so beautiful!!!  I wish I had the talents to make something as gorgeous AND functional as those!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2008 06:52:59 PM »

Another gorgeous project from you mimiw! What a pretty storage solution. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2008 10:21:25 PM »

WOW! THOSE ARE SOOO COOL! I WANT SOME!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2008 04:08:23 AM »

mimiw - one question - having possibly made some from the same magazine - how did you get your corners so crisp?  Mine were good but certainly not as sharp as yours...  I did put a covered piece down in the bottom to keep it together nicely and all....
I just keep thinking about yours - so sharp.  I know, I am a queen of boxes!  I can't help it - I love functional!
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2008 05:06:16 AM »

Did you use interfacing to make them stand up so nicely?

There is a layer of craft fuse interfacing on both the inside and outside.  There is also a layer of quilt batting sandwiched in there.  All in all I think they are pretty rigid for fabric.  Maybe one more layer of interfacing though...

I wonder.... I think I know which magazine you speak of - like a $13 quilt magazine - quick and easy projects of some sort?  I really love how you made these - they look loooooads better than the ones in the magazine!

Yup, that is the magazine and the price tag is exactly why I didn't get it!  I did make some notes as I was messing around with them so now I have it down to a science!

mimiw - one question - having possibly made some from the same magazine - how did you get your corners so crisp?  Mine were good but certainly not as sharp as yours...  I did put a covered piece down in the bottom to keep it together nicely and all....
I just keep thinking about yours - so sharp.  I know, I am a queen of boxes!  I can't help it - I love functional!

I pressed them  Wink  I actually have made a few others since then and have put a very small seam allowance down the side and sewn it.  I really like that as well since it won't come undone.  I didn't put anything in the bottom of mine, just tacked the corners down.

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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2008 05:29:45 AM »

My mouth dropped open when I saw these- absolutely amazing! I love them!

(I've got a thing for patchwork!)
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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2008 07:07:21 AM »

Beautiful!  The ones you did look like pictures from a magazine!  You did an awesome job!
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2008 07:36:25 AM »

I love everything you make. I think I'm gonna stalk you and get in the next swap you get in and beg the organizer to make me your partner.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2008 09:13:41 AM »

Simply gorgeous. If I saw these in a store, I would buy them in a heartbeat. Great job!  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2008 10:51:48 AM »

I love these!  We've been looking for something to put above our cupboards that still looked nice and these would be perfect.  I love the fabrics you chose for boxes 3 & 4!
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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2008 01:22:37 PM »

Gorgeous! I want them all! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2008 02:20:06 PM »

Oooh, they're absolutely amazing Cheesy

I love these Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2008 06:38:16 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2008 01:06:35 AM »

These are so incredible.  They are stunning.  I love crafty storage.  Wow!!!
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2008 04:59:42 PM »

Oh these are lovely! Wish I had something as nice to store my yarn in. Hm, my mom likes quilting... I sense an email forward coming on.
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