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user-208147 | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I am looking for articles or books with information and patterns/designs for a variety of sewn boxes from pieced or quilted fabric (no cardboard or paper)



  1. sueb | | #1

    this is a great book: Omiyage : Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition by Kumiko sudo

    1. user-208147 | | #4

      Thank you sue.  I will check out that book.  I have heard from a number of people that it is quite a find.  thanks again.

  2. SisterT | | #2

    The Omiyage boxes call for cardboard.  My mother has the book and I just looked through it.  BUT--it is a terrific book!


  3. stitchmd | | #3

    What is the reason for no cardboard or paper? Are you willing to use other stiffeners, or must it be batting only.? If it is a washability issue there are things you can use.

    1. user-208147 | | #5

      I saw wonderful quilted boxes at a craft fair - four sides and bottom were quilted fabric.   The top was made of four trianges that met in a point with tassels and a bead that slide down the tassels to secure the top pieces together.  I tried to study it enough to reproduce it, but now I'd like to find a picture and reference to any other variations -  The sides were not stiff, but held up with help of the batting and construction. 

      1. Crafty_Manx | | #6

        What about interfacing to help give the sides some body to stand up?


  4. callie1 | | #7

         In the current issue of Quilting Arts magazine there are pictures from a reader to challenge to make a fabric box.  There are all different shapes and embellishment ideas represented.  I'm sure any of the shapes could be used in a quilted box.

    1. user-208147 | | #8

      Hi Callie - thanks - that is something I want to find.  Is that on line or in stores?  What is the date on the magazine?  Is the challenge an article? column?  etc.  Thanks.

      1. callie1 | | #9

        Quilting Arts is in stores, but they do have a website--search quilting arts and it comes up.  The challenge was in the summer issue and the boxes appeared in the fall (current) issue.  It's a quarterly publication.  I just subscribed because it's the only quilting magazine that interests me.  It's directed at people who are creating their own art and not copying patterns.  The focus is on techniques and equipment that can be used to enhance your quiltmaking.  It's stuff I haven't seen anywhere else and features a lot of prominent quilt artists.  Great stuff!

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