I helped host a tea at work yesterday and had to bring some of my china from home. I got to thinking about how my china is stored (my teapot was VERY dirty and gross) since it’s all in the original boxes when we got it (6 years ago). I’ve seen the quilted China keepers in places like Bed Bath and Beyond and would love some, but I’m notorious for being cheap to a fault (but I don’t have any money anyway so maybe it’s ok?) and am wondering how I could make them with my stash and my quilt batting leftovers.
I was planning to make the plate covers with some flannel rounds between each plate and a zipper at the top (to zip open the “lid”)which is how my mom’s set is. The part I’m having trouble visualizing is the cup box (and therefore the teapot box, cream and sugar box, etc). I’d like to have one box with little compartments for each cup and I’d like to have the compartments made out of (in order) fabric/batting/cardboard/batting/fabric so each cup has stability and cushion. Does that make sense? Foam would work too, but I’d have to buy that (see how cheap I am? 🙂
So my question is: How does a person sew a box like this? How do you sew a bunch of little inside corners? and contain the cardboard? Which part do you leave open to insert the cardboard?
It’s very complicated to my brain, but I’ve seen it done, so I know someone somewhere has done it. Any help you can give would be great!
Can someone explain this to me!?
Thanks so much!