Monday, July 6, 2009


So, my family is comprised of geeks & nerds. My brother forwarded me this link for TGIMBOEJ (aka The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronic Junk), and it got me thinking- What if us quilters/costumers/general sewers got together and started The Great Internet Migratory Box of Sewing Paraphernalia?

The premise is whatever fits in the USPS large Priority Mail flat-rate shipping box ships. You sign up on a site to be a recipient, and when the box reaches you, you take out a few items that appeal to you, and add in some new ones from your stash. Then you log the travels of the box, and ship it off to the next recipient, ideally within a 2-3 week timeframe.

The contents could be anything, from embroidery floss you bought for one cross-stitch, trim leftover from your latest costume, scraps from that baby quilt that you couldn't bear to just throw away, to that spool of lime green thread that you needed for one repair project and will never use again.

I'm not entirely sure how I would go about getting this off the ground, but it is certainly a fun-sounding idea!