Friday, September 3, 2010

My Favorite Thing Friday with Mrs. Pyjamas

This is going to be a fun blog to look forward to on Fridays. Thank you for hosting this event Mrs. Pyjamas.

I've got lots of favorite things, but decided I'd start out with the most recent. Yes, it is a tool box. I got it at Wal-Mart for $8.00. Yet, I'm not using it as a classic toolbox, the kind for hammers, screwdrivers and duck tape. Nope, it has my hand-piecing quilting supplies for the New York Beauty blocks inside. 

The tool box, henceforth called the quilting box, has two snap lids on top for holding small things like thimbles and needles.

Inside, the quilting box sports a removable tray. I keep my scissors and pincushion here.

Then the tray can be removed, to store my block pieces.

It's all so organized, and purple.  How cool is that?  And definitely an improvement over my old quilting caddy.

The only problem with my new favorite thing is that the lid is a little weighty, and without heavy items like hammers in the bottom, when the lid is open, it wants to tip.  I don't mind that little issue.  I just allow for it.


  1. That is a great favorite! I love that you took a traditional item and turned it into something more useful to your craft. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! :o)

    PS...check your link at Shay's site. It doesn't want to link directly to your blog.

  2. Great idea, I need a little organization in my quilting life.

  3. Michelle I love your FTF post because this is such a great idea. I'm stealing it. I'd never thought of using a tool box for quilting . My current projects get stuffed into little cardboard boxes!

    Thanks for sharing Favourite Things Friday.

  4. That's a fun new favorite thing--love the purple! Maybe you can weight the toolbox down with a rolled up quilting magazine!

  5. How cool is that toolbox! Great idea! Not only males that need a toolbox! :)

  6. Compact and practical...and a complete contrast to my "quilting box" :-)

  7. Very clever (and totally affordable!) I love how organized everything is and it is portable too! Awesome!

    xo -E

  8. If I bought another thing to store my sewing in my husband would divorce me on the spot, so I am not going to take your good idea and use it. But it is very practical. I am a bag lady myself. Most of my projects find there way into a bag of some kind at some point in their lifecycle

  9. Put a little rice bag in the bottom then you will also have something to heat up when your shoulders/ arms ached from all that hand piecing!


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