I have a friend who is working on a Lucy Boston quilt - so pretty. She showed me how she stores her hexies. It's a Plano storage bin from Walmart - look in the fishing department by the tackle boxes. Be sure to get the one that says 3-28 on the label.
I got a couple of these today. Now my hexies are very organized. I even have a spot for my thread, needles, scissors, and thimble. I'll be taking this to Chattanooga with me in a couple of weeks!
My HQ Sweet 16 SOLD! Wow, that was fast! Someone from the Birmingham guild drove down last night, tried her out, and loved her. We packed her up in her original boxes and off she went to her new home. She'll be quilting lots of charity quilts and that makes me very happy indeed.
I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off all day long. I went to Walmart twice (bought the WRONG tackle box the first time!) and also to Sam's. I'm all stocked up on snacks and breakfast muffins for the weekend - yes, we're so excited we're having guests! One couple is staying with us Friday night and another couple on Saturday night. So good to share our home with good friends.
We're looking forward to a fun weekend!
Oh thanks for the heads up on the storage box for hexies--i really need to re-organize--this aftenoon I separated a lot of my 2" squares into dark/lights--Need to cut a lot of hexies///hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
I love that hexie storage box idea.I like being able to grab and go, but it seems like something is always missing when I open up my box. This would be great to put everything in and go.ReplyDelete
Have a great week end.
I use this idea both for Hexies and for my appliqué and it is fantastic. Sometimes I use a larger storage box for my material pieces and sewed blocks and stick the matching "tackle box" in same so I know which one is which when I want to grab it! I love these boxes and they seem to be a reasonable price at most of the Walmart-type shops which is a wonderful advantage too! NJMReplyDelete
neat boxes! Ive so many different boxes Ive confused myself which is for which quilt now.ReplyDelete
And somehow each quilt seems to have different sized hexis, all within a 1/4 inch of eachother and yet I was sure I was using the same size for all!
Love the September BOM !! Thank you : )
just got started with my 1 inch hexies any tricks or tips for a newbe?ReplyDelete