12 Days of Needful Things…Day 2!


12 Days of Xmas Ornaments 2DAY 2…WAFER LIGHT BOXES

0978.000020978.00003I love my light box that we featured in 2013…but you know just like our flat screen tv’s they have made them bigger, better, skinnier and cheaper in two years!!!  A light box is a must for wool appliqué on cotton/flannel… for getting exact placement of the blocks…IMG_4707These are 24″ blocks I am working on …it was nice to be able to do this with the large light box instead of moving around so much on the little one..(moda fabric & book coming out in MAY)IMG_4752

The Wafer Light Boxes 1 & 2 are only .3″ thick.  That’s a hair bigger than a 1/4″…They come in 2 sizes with tracing area measures is 12.5″x 9″ or  is 12.5″x 17″… It has a dimmable LEDs and provides an even spread of light from edge to edge.  It is powered by AC adapter and is very low heat. The cord is nice and long too!!

Now I love my 8×10 box from a couple of years ago…and will not replace that size…but did you see 12 x17!!! I love how big that is…It’s hard when doing large blocks like I am doing now…I was so giddy when I opened this!!! I do have to let you know that you need to hold in the power button so it gets brighter…I was like…that’s it???when I turned it on…. but then held the button in and it got brighter!!! It even has a ruler along one edge…I know I need this for when I need to measure my piece of fusible/wool to know what to write down for writing directions. These new skinny light boxes are only reg.$150 on sale for $125 and reg.$250 on sale for $200.  So essentially we are getting much skinner and twice a big for what the 2013 light box was…These items are so new…they are shipping in early January from our supplier…We will not process anything until we ship them…so we got a little time on this one!  WAFER LIGHT BOX

These last couple of items I know are more pricey than a lot of the previous ones…but keep in mind your friends and family are always looking for something to buy you! So If YOU cannot get them now, theres always birthdays, mothers day and so on…get the kids to pitch in!!!…But you have to give them ideas!  They will be happy that you actually had a list of things instead of saying… you don’t need anything…They want to see you smile…because giving is awesome! Right?

Again…I thank you for being such great customers…both with your hard earned dollars and with your constant compliments and moral support when I need it…you all are truly an amazing part of my life…and that is why I feel I can share my life with you…and you are all correct being a Grandma was perfect timing…God does know what he is doing…and I didn’t mean to give away the baby yesterday! That was funny…

Comment to win!!! Do you have a light box? Are you still using the window? LOL…

PS…Do you know I have to starting thinking about the Summer Block of the Week(s) already??? Crazy life!!! Today I am going to pick out stain for that beautiful beat up old floor in my new home…and I need to get my gifts wrapped and finished up…and I’m so happy, last night I stayed home and stitched my remaining blocks 72 for another quilt I am working on for the Christmas Gatherings book!!! Can you feel my excitement!!!IMG_4778

301 responses to “12 Days of Needful Things…Day 2!”

  1. Kathy Vetter Avatar
    Kathy Vetter

    OMG a large light box that size would be wonderful. Lisa you and your employees are wonderful ! Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for all you do for us.

  2. Mary Schreiner Avatar
    Mary Schreiner

    I have a wonderful light box that hubby made for me years ago. It’s wonderful but a bit bulky. This one would be great for classes!

  3. Vicki N Avatar
    Vicki N

    Wow the lightbox looks awesome!! That is going on my wish list for certain. I do not have one so winning one would be grand. Have a Merry Christmas

  4. Lori Pennings Avatar
    Lori Pennings

    The light box is going on my wish list. Merry Christmas Lisa

  5. LeAnn Keenan Avatar

    I have eyed the skinny lightbox for quite awhile. I have a small one that I couldn’t do without, but the bigger size is very appealing. I LOVE your summer block of the weeks so will be very excited to see what next summer brings. Although I have to confess I haven’t finished this summer’s quilt yet!!

  6. Debby Avatar

    Yes, I’m still using a window. 🙂 One day I really want one of these. Merry Christmas!

  7. Therese Hoehn Avatar
    Therese Hoehn

    I got my first light box while working on the BOW last summer. It is nothing like these light boxes! It has a very short cord- very frustrating but is a must when you need precise placements.

  8. Elizabeth Avatar

    So smart to add a ruler!

  9. Rebecca Avatar

    Very cool new light box. Tons bigger than the crayona one I use. Definitely a want on my list!!

  10. Diane B Avatar
    Diane B

    I have an old awful light box. I think the window would probably be a better option! So PLEASE dear Santa…I’d Love one of these!

  11. Sharon Ernst Avatar
    Sharon Ernst

    Wow! I have the REALLY old light box – but this just looks wonderful! Love that brightness feature!! I would love to win this!! ❤️

  12. Karen Avatar

    I have an older light box, and use it a lot. These new boxes look amazing, I love that the brightness can be changed. Will have to drop a few hints to my family!

  13. timbersmith63 Avatar

    I was just using my window this week to trace lines for embroidery patterns!! Oh, how I would LOVE one of these light boxes!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

  14. Joan Carmody Avatar
    Joan Carmody

    Sad to say, I’m still using the window! This would be so nice!

  15. Quilter Kim Avatar
    Quilter Kim

    I do have a light box but that larger sized one sounds terrific. Thanks for sharing all of these ideas with us.

  16. Marlene Avatar

    The light box would be a great help for wool applique. I love the detail you added to your stitching.

  17. Diane Avatar

    I have a light box already and love it!!

  18. Julie - Me & My Stitches Avatar

    I have a light box and used it the other night to trace all of the blocks for your Home for the Holidays quilt!

  19. Audrey Avatar

    How awesome to have a skinny light box like this! Mine is an old one about 2 inches thick from AC Moore. But it serves the purpose. Maybe I’d do more applique if I had a great box like this.

  20. Leah S Avatar
    Leah S

    I really like the thin light box!

  21. Heather Kosbab Avatar
    Heather Kosbab

    Wow, I love the look of that new light box. I have one my hubby made years ago but this looks so much better, and it is portable. Hmm, keeping this in mind for the future.

  22. Sandy K Avatar
    Sandy K

    I’ve never used a light box and can see how useful it would be. Merry Christmas.

  23. Jill Defries Avatar
    Jill Defries

    I have a light box and use it a lot for embroidery and wool appliqué. How do you get so much done??? Wow! Wonderful designs!

  24. Janet Avatar

    I’d LOVE to win this light box! I have one of the old style ones and it just doesn’t work very well. Loving all the pics … can’t wait to get to the sewing room!

  25. Julie A. Avatar
    Julie A.

    Still using the window 🙂 This would be great to have.

  26. Felice Gokey Avatar
    Felice Gokey

    When do you sleep?? I have already pre-ordered Christmas Gatherings and loved the sneak-peak at the quilt you stitched last night:) The light box is way cool. I bought the one I have more than 15 years ago, but because it’s so big, I often use the window because its easier. I love the sleek design of this new one. I’ll be sure my husband reads this blog post:)

    Merry Christmas Eve Eve:)

  27. birdlooker Avatar

    My light box is my front porch storm door. I tape and trace. BUT you’ve made me go upstairs and pull out the one my Dad made for my Mom, probably sometime in the 50’s. It is made out of a wooden fruit crate (Chilean Nectarines) with a circular fluorescent bulb inside! Thanks for making me think of it.

  28. Sally Matoushek Avatar
    Sally Matoushek

    I put my Ott light under my extend a board for my sewing machine. But now that’s cracked so a light box would be a good solution, hope I win this one!!

  29. Brenda Avatar

    I am still using the window as my light box.☺ It works unless it is cloudy out. Merry Christmas!

  30. Vicki H Avatar
    Vicki H

    I am still holding my paper up to the window.

  31. Susan Avatar

    I have the lite pad from a couple years ago- so nice not to tape patterns on the sliding door any more-what a great tool!

  32. Rosemary Redhead Avatar
    Rosemary Redhead

    I am using an old X-Ray light box and/or the window. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all you do for us!!!!
    Your staff is so amazing….a wonderful group of knowledgable, professional and personable women!!!!!
    Loved the video of Jace taking his first steps!!
    Merry Christmas Lisa, Nick and your family!
    Merry Christmas fabulous PG staff!!

  33. Yvonne Craig Avatar
    Yvonne Craig

    Love the big block! Beautiful!! Win put light box on wish list

  34. Andrea Nardi Avatar
    Andrea Nardi

    I do have a light box, but the larger size would be great.

  35. Lisa LK Avatar
    Lisa LK

    Oh, that sneak peek is killing me!
    Those light boxes are a big (small?!) upgrade from what I use.

  36. Linda Biondo Avatar
    Linda Biondo

    One question. If I put the fabric on the box, will i be able to see the pattern under it to place the wool pcs? I guess i am confused! i understand tracing the pattern for the webbing, but placing on the fabric block?

  37. Lori Calvin Avatar
    Lori Calvin

    This light box looks amazing!!!!

  38. Denise Avatar

    This light box is great! I love that it is flat and your block will lay flat on it for positioning! Thanks for sharing all your great needful things! Merry Christmas to you and your family and elves at your shops!

  39. Janet Avatar

    Wow! That light box is over the top – wonderful with the adjusting light.

  40. Gloria Yates Avatar
    Gloria Yates

    I am still using my patio window to trace to fabric. What a treat it would be to use this thin box. I think the adding the ruler was a wonderful idea. Going on my wish list. Thank you and Nick and all your staff for all you do for the quilting world!

  41. Diane Yager Avatar
    Diane Yager

    I’m still using a window. Would love to have a good light box. Thanks for the peek of your new products, beautiful!

  42. Joan Richards Avatar
    Joan Richards

    This light box is beautiful. So nice that it is so thin. Much easier to store when not in use!

  43. Paula in KY Avatar
    Paula in KY

    Just love this light box and what a wonderful gift it would be. I have loved getting up each morning to check out your post. You are truly wonderful. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

  44. Jill Avatar

    No I do not have a light box and Yes, I still use a window. These boxes look great!! I will have to think about one of these.

  45. Lily Pinarello Avatar
    Lily Pinarello

    I have been wanting one of these light boards for a long time!
    I agree with Rosemary about you and your staff… you infuse excitement into the craft of quilting.
    As I built my dream home a few years ago, I love that you share the progress you are making with yours.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.
    May all yours dreams come true,

  46. Paula in KY Avatar
    Paula in KY

    Oh, I hate to remind you but you told me to at a show. Remember those small blocks you started one winter? You told me at the show you have 24 now and need to get them together but you had only released 12 of them. I think you started it about 3 years ago. Just hoping sometime you can release more. I know you are really busy but thought I would throw it out there. Thanks

  47. lbosma Avatar

    I do have a light box and will have to put the large one mentioned here on my wish list. Christmas Blessings to you and yours!

  48. Janice Akin Avatar
    Janice Akin

    You are so right -size matters. I have a picture window. Lol

  49. Bonnie Larson Avatar
    Bonnie Larson

    I love my light box, but these would be so much easier to use. Thanks for the opportunity

  50. amycofer Avatar

    The cord for my light box has a short in it so I’ll definitely put this one on my want list. My birthday is in Feb. Can I wait that long?

  51. Ann Rennier Avatar
    Ann Rennier

    Never thought I would say a light box is beautiful but these are gorgeous! So slim & lightweight. They would tracing enjoyable rather than a chore. Wow!

    Thank you for sharing your family & talents. You have worked hard for your blessings. Cannot wait to see your next project!

  52. Kathryn Casavant Avatar
    Kathryn Casavant

    I love my light box! Bet you get a ton of orders for this one!

  53. Michele Avatar

    Looks like a wonderful light box.

  54. Lynda Avatar

    Yes, still! I use the window and at night I use my computer screen. The thin light box would be a nice and easy to carry.

  55. Michelle Avatar

    My light box is the patio door….just tired of standing there! The neighbors must think I’m nuts! Lisa I hope you and your family and staff have a great holiday season and happy new year!

  56. Cathy C Avatar
    Cathy C

    My lightbox must be 20 years old. I just appreciated it, didn’t think of it as bulky but with a small working surface But now that you have presented the new ones. Wow! One or both would be such a treat.

  57. Nancy D. Avatar
    Nancy D.

    Yes, I do have a light box. Merry Christmas!! I like the snow on here…..guess here in Maine this is all I am going to see of it for Christmas. We are getting rain instead.

  58. Leslie Avatar

    Yep still use a window…these look amazing! I am so doing your Summer block this year!

  59. Janice Avatar

    Definitely need one of these! Shoulder and neck can no longer tolerate patio door! And besides, using a sunny window doesn’t work when you need to trace at night!

  60. Joan Avatar

    OMG Yet another tool that I think I can’t be without. Would love to have one and will eventually but for now it is not about me. Darn. Seriously, this is a must have. You need to do these 12 days or even 10 days of goodies in the summer away from Christmas time. Merry Christmas Lisa to you and your family. Keep up the creative work – you are great.

  61. Pat Neyens Avatar
    Pat Neyens

    Great tool for those of us with older eyes … 😎

  62. Carol Schallock Avatar
    Carol Schallock

    Oh my goodness it would be awesome to Own one of those light boxes. Great gift for next year Christmas

  63. Linda Pickenpaugh Avatar
    Linda Pickenpaugh

    Yes I do indeed use a light box that I have had for many years, a Light Tracer, 10″ x12″. I use it all the time. However, this new one is tempting me. It looks so amazing.

  64. laura Baumgardner Avatar
    laura Baumgardner

    Many years ago My father rigged me.up a light box from a few.pieces of wood and a circular lightbulb and plexiglass. It is always a must bring for our retreats. It is big and bulky and this one you have looks fantastic

  65. Jo Anne Hawks Avatar
    Jo Anne Hawks

    These Wafer light boxes look really great. I have an old light box that a friend gave to me. It is 3″ to 4″ thick.

  66. Vicki G Avatar
    Vicki G

    I do have a light box, but it’s so big it looks like a suitcase! I didn’t know they’ve come so far! They’re so thin!
    Your stitching is just gorgeous on those blocks!

  67. Kathy Brown Avatar

    Just a review – – I ordered the light box back in 2013. I really wanted it but didn’t NEED it because I had a couple of the Art Bin light boxes. But this one looked so thin and nice – I ordered it. The difference is amazing. I use this light box exclusively – and ended up giving away my Art Bin light boxes to friends. This one is truly a superior light box. If you are on the fence about this purchase because of the price – let me assure you that it is WELL WORTH the price!!! You will not be disappointed! I’m one happy customer!

  68. Diane Avatar

    That light box looks great! I will have to remember that for my birthday!

  69. Becky in Georgia Avatar
    Becky in Georgia

    Wow! Is that a chair/sofa behind the piece blocks for your Christmas book? Gorgeous! I’m thinking I need one of those with my doxies. I just inherited a light box from a quilter who passes away. It’s nothing like the ones you featured. It’s cookie baking day here in wet, “”hot” Georgia. Merry Christmas!

  70. Tamara Williams Avatar
    Tamara Williams

    I recieved a similar brand in the large size this summer as a gift. Summer BOW was so much easier! I’d never had one before. Small size would be great also using less table space. Yes they are expensive but I’ve learned the hard way, more than worth the price!

  71. Claire Avatar

    Wow…12×17? I loved it when photocopiers finally were able to use 11×17 paper. At school we call it the Kindergarten paper because everything for them has to be big. It is such a great size for so many projects like designs for pillows etc. and you don’t have to tape pieces together. I can see why you are excited to have something that will handle this great size. I have been using my computer screen with a light background. Probably not a good idea.

  72. ethelann wood Avatar
    ethelann wood

    I love this light box. I don’t have one and love the thin size needed for the limited size of sewing spaces. it could even go to a class. Love that, need to start asking the family for it. Hope you are almost ready for the big day. We are soggy in SC.

  73. Kathy Avatar

    Guilty! Struggling window user here. I bet a quilter suggested the improvements. I must add that I am excited just thinking about the BOW’s for next summer. I have both pieced projects from last year. Merry Christmas to all!

  74. Denise W Avatar
    Denise W

    I LOVE the flat light box! I still use the sun light and window!! This would be on MY WISH LIST! Thanks for sharing this! One can dream!

  75. Sheila Plock Avatar
    Sheila Plock

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and thanks again for all you do. A new light box would be great. I have a little portable light that I put underneath my sewing extension table. Not the best so a light box would be a great improvement.

  76. Dee Fowler Avatar

    I do use a light box but mine is big and clunky! Thankd for the opportunity to win.

  77. Kim Fernald Avatar
    Kim Fernald

    i have a light box that is very thick, very small, has a very short cord and doesn’t turn on until I slam it on the desk! Half the time I end up using the window. I think I “need” this new light box 😊

  78. Teresa whisson Avatar
    Teresa whisson

    Oh wow. That is a great size! I cannot justify it right now but I would really love to win it! Merry Christmas!

  79. Joanne Wechlo Avatar
    Joanne Wechlo

    I love this big light box. Like others I use the window at this time. I’m going to get the big one. Thanks for all the posts and Merry Christmas to you and yours 🙂

  80. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

    The light boxes look great!!! I have a glass top table that I use. I put a table lamp underneath to light it up.
    Can’t wait to see what you design for the summer block of the week!!

  81. Joni Everson Avatar
    Joni Everson

    So I finally broke down this Summer & bought a light box – duh I buy a big old clunky one!!!
    I need the thinner one!!

  82. Deborah Kuchta Avatar
    Deborah Kuchta

    Lisa – OMG – I don’t think I’m ever going to catch up with all of my projects that you have designed, but I’m probably going to give it a good try. I still partly use the window but obviously only on sunny days. when it is dreary and rainy as it has been, it makes it more difficult.

    Merry Christmas.

  83. quiltermary Avatar

    Love my Wafer Light Box … The BEST sewing investment, evah!!

  84. Janet D Avatar
    Janet D

    The flat light box looks wonderful. I have a much larger, bulkier light box that was homemade for me by a friend, but it works great.

  85. Nancy Yardley Avatar
    Nancy Yardley

    I’m so excited about your new house, thanks for sharing. Don’t go too dark. Tho.
    I would love to have a new light box, mine is so old.

  86. Mary Sue Avatar
    Mary Sue

    About ten years ago my husband surprised me with a light box. At the time I thought it was nice but didn’t anticipate how I would use it. Then I got into appliqué. I need to say no more. I used to leave it in its box between uses, but now it is out on my table at all times. I couldn’t do without it. So, I know the new skinny one will be a wonderful treat for quilter’s who don’t already have one. I’ve loved all the needful things presented and thank you so much for the effort you put into this project and all else that you do for us. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  87. Pat sparks Avatar
    Pat sparks

    I have this light box and love it….. I always ask for gift card when every somebody asked what to get I said primative gatherings gift cards….said that’s what the husband wanted….that’s what the kids wanted….that’s what the dog wanted… I’m getting them trained I’m getting more all the time. My birthday is around the time the BOW comes out so makes me feel better about getting them. I love the 12 days of Christmas that you do….I look forward to the email and I’m waiting til the last day to order that way I only pay once. Thanks for all you do. Merry Christmas.

  88. Jonnie Nottingham Avatar
    Jonnie Nottingham

    I would so LOVE one of these light boxes. I have an older, bulkier, smaller one that was given to me, but doesn’t work well with darker fabrics. I’ve been doing overlays for placement. I so love your patterns and love working with wool!! Merry Christmas to you, your family and your wonderful staff and their families!

  89. Kathy Avatar

    I’m still using the window, but would love to win a light box! Merry Christmas!

  90. Kathy h Avatar
    Kathy h

    i use the smaller light box. An excellent suggestion from you! I love it.

  91. Marie Avatar

    Love the little pieces.

  92. Carol Garner Avatar
    Carol Garner

    A light box would be “heaven” –

  93. Elaine S. Avatar
    Elaine S.

    I would love to have one of these light boxes. Love the blocks for the new book,

  94. Debbie Johnson Avatar
    Debbie Johnson

    Oh wow! This light box looks so awesome! You are killing me with all these cool things in the 12 days of Christmas!!!
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. ❤

  95. cari wisdom Avatar
    cari wisdom

    The New Year isn’t even here yet and you have made it happy with a glimpse of what’s to come! Also you mentioned the summer BOW you are going to be working on, WOW, I can hardly wait! This light box would be a great size to have to do these next projects of yours! Hope you have as nice of a NEW Year!

  96. Patty Morning Avatar
    Patty Morning

    This new light box looks amazing! I’m currently using a piece of Lexan with my Ottlite under my opened up kitchen table. Another item for the want list! Merry Christmas to you all!

  97. maryz Avatar

    Would love to win the light box!!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  98. Marcy Peterson Avatar
    Marcy Peterson

    still using a 25 year old light box from my stained glass days. I guess it’s about time to upgrade. Have wonderful Christmas.

  99. Rita Nichols Avatar
    Rita Nichols

    Boy have light tables changed. I like that they aren’t very thick and that the brightness can be adjusted and of course the size! My old light table has to go.

  100. Marcia Mumbert Avatar
    Marcia Mumbert

    A new light box! What a great Needful Thing. You are so correct about remembering these items for gift ideas or later presents for ourselves. I sure hope I receive some Christmas $$$!

  101. Sharon Heirholzer Avatar
    Sharon Heirholzer

    Would love one of these new “light boxes”, mine is probably 100 years old. Not really buts it’s pretty old. Looking forward to the next summer BOW so I guess I better get mine finished for this year!

  102. Teri LaVoy Avatar
    Teri LaVoy

    Go between my light box to the window. Love the look if the new one and how flat it is for storage.

    Thanks so much for all your hard work. Just love Buttermilk Basin. You’re the best, Stacey.

  103. glyn Avatar

    I never knew they made such cool light boxes! I still just use the window, it’s awkward but it works!

  104. Joni M. Avatar
    Joni M.

    I’m glad this is back as part of the 12 days! I didn’t get one two years ago, but definitely going to this time around. I love the new, bigger size.

  105. Diana Kiehl Avatar
    Diana Kiehl

    Lisa, I’m using a light box. I sure would like to have this one! When I work on tracing my patterns I usually do everything in one afternoon. My eyes can get too much light so I love the dimmer. I’m also keenly in need of a box that goes brighter than mine. It is so difficult to mark on fabric without that extra fabric. You are right it is a wonderful gift idea for me!! Thanks for all your personal comments-makes me feel like we could be great friends. I already love your work!

  106. Joan Oldham Avatar
    Joan Oldham

    This light box would be so super. I love the less heat LED lights for lots of my hand work. BTW you will love your beat up old wood new floors. When we built our house 10 years ago we chose a number 2 grade oak with lots of knots and imperfections. It was so dog friendly when we had our Stitches and we had so many compliments on the floor over everything else in the house.

  107. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    Wow, that bigger light box would be awesome. I have a small one and is a pain for tracing larger pieces. Thank you for taking time out of your busy days to spend time with us on your blog.

  108. Edie Avatar

    This light box is wonderful. I am using an old light box from long ago. Maybe if I tell Santa I have been a good girl he will put one under the tree!

  109. Sandi Weiss Avatar
    Sandi Weiss

    Wow!! I thought I was the only one still using the window. I have wanted a light box for ages. This new one looks wonderful. It would be a nice addition to my sewing room. Merry Christmas to all at PG.

  110. Linda A. Avatar
    Linda A.

    Would love to have a light box. It is on my list! Thanks for all you do!

  111. mary h Avatar
    mary h

    I do use a light box, except when I am too lazy to get it out and a window is handy! This product looks great. Merry christmas to you and yours.

  112. Patty Archuleta Avatar
    Patty Archuleta

    Love the large light box. I usually use a window for a large pattern so I don’t have to move the pattern around.

  113. debi loud Avatar

    Thin light boxes are the answer to sooo many quilting/design dilemas!!! I will ask Santa to get me off tracing on the window …..if not, I will treat myself! My nice list is longer than my naughty list this year so he should smile and put it under the tree….hope your Christmas is wonderful with family and friends and that good memories are remembered and more new memories made. thanks for all you do 🙂

  114. Carol Caraccia Avatar
    Carol Caraccia

    I’m still using a window! Lol Thank you for the chance to win one of these amazing light boxes…and for the sneak peeks! Merry Christmas!

  115. Sandra D in Joliet Avatar
    Sandra D in Joliet

    I love those blocks! I had a home made light box my Dad made for me when I was in elementary school. It used a regular light bulb, was big and clunky and it got sooooo hot. It finally fizzled out and I miss having one. This new style looks so sleek and modern. Merry Christmas!

  116. Janet Dickson Avatar
    Janet Dickson

    I try and keep a wish list going because the family likes it. This is going on it today.

  117. glyn Avatar

    I don’t have a light box, sadly I just use a window, but it works.
    I have sooooo enjoyed your 12 days of needful things this Christmas!!!!

  118. Abbie Avatar

    I love those light boxes! I use the storm door window as my light box.

  119. Robin T Avatar

    I could really use a new light box. I use a thick, small surface, clunky light box. With a new one tracing patterns would be a dream come true. Thank you for doing 12 Days of Needful Things again this year !

  120. Jane Avatar

    I have a corner glass table that I use. This would be great for traveling. Again thanks for sharing all

  121. Katherine Avatar

    I’m still using an old hand me down box from my sister-in law. This one looks amazing!

  122. Marsha Bohling Avatar
    Marsha Bohling

    I have the old bulky one. I’d love to win the new skinny one. It looks awesome!

  123. Caroline Avatar

    I love the light box! I will have to drop that hint!! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!! 🎄❄️❄️

  124. Lori Genther Avatar
    Lori Genther

    I’ve seen the older light boxes, but dimmable sounds so fantastic! Adjust it to just what you need for the fabric! I was amazed before that you cold see through red fabric! I would love one of these!

  125. halejm Avatar

    My light box is ancient. Would love to have a new one! Merry Christmas….

  126. DeDe Avatar

    Pick me, pick me. If I received one of these, I wouldn’t have to tape things to my patio window anymore. My neighbors think I’m wierd.

  127. Sharon M. Avatar
    Sharon M.

    Lisa, you are the light of my wool projects and I thank you for that. A light like this would be wonderful.

  128. Tammy Avatar

    Boy, light boxes sure have changef over the years . Mine is 20 years old and you would probably laugh at the antiquated way it is put together.

  129. Valerie Avatar

    I love the giant light box! I have a pretty big one but I would love the thin one! I can’t believe how hard you work. I love it all! I hope you get a little rest this holiday season!

  130. Denise Avatar

    I’ve been looking at those light boxes and have wondered how they work and if they are worth the money. Thanks for the review!! I’ve been using a homemade light box for years which is great but I would like a new fan dangled one. Love the blocks you just finished, they are smashing. I hope you show pics of your floor once it is done, I’m excited to see it. I just love wood flooring. Love your posts….you are such a hard worker and inspiration. Keep those posts coming!

  131. Lona Avatar

    I do have a light box that my son helped me make with scrap wood, plexi-glass and a light stick. It is big and clumsy, but I couldn’t be without it! I would love to have one of the flat light boxes. Would be nice to take while traveling.

  132. Nancy Avatar

    Good Morning Lisa – I DO have this smaller size light box and absolutely adore it. I purchased it at the Lancaster show last March. I saw it early on and then mulled it over the entire rest of the show if I should spend that amount of money on something like that. I’m sooo happy I did.
    Almost to the end of your daily posts – going to miss them!

  133. Linda Avatar

    The thinner light box style certainly is more appealing to use than the thicker light boxes that have been available. I dislike using the older version. I know I would work on more projects if I had this newer version. I will have to put this item on my wish list. Thanks for all you do through your teaching and inspiring quilters. Merry Christmas.

  134. Lissa Rogers Avatar
    Lissa Rogers

    I have been so excited for your new books, but the quilt blocks are stunning! I adore that cheddar background and love the colors of both blocks. Thanks so much for all you do, and for sharing your talent with all of us. Merry Christmas!

  135. Theresa Avatar

    I have a light box I bought many years ago in Paducah. I was on a bus trip and managed to get it home without getting broke. I still like it but it’s large and awkward.

  136. Carole Avatar

    WOW!!! I did not know this even existed! I have been using a small one from the craft store for smaller pieces and the window for larger ones….but, my arms get so tired……And lately, the cloudy and dreary weather has made it hard to see. I would be a very happy woman to win one of these!

    You are the “great encourager and supporter” by all that you do. You truly walk the walk. It is a joy to be considered part of your “extended family” by including us in the joys and sorrows of your life journey. We are so fortunate to have you in our Community.

  137. Arlene Clark Avatar
    Arlene Clark

    The skinny light box is wonderful! I am a step up from using a window…I have a light box my husband made me several yrs ago & would love one of these newer ones. So happy you had time to do some stitching… Love the pattern!

  138. Charlotte Avatar

    I have an older light box – these new ones look awesome.
    I love the colors of your new fabric line. The blocks are sew pretty.

    Many blessings to you and your family in 2016.

  139. Sharon Avatar

    My light box is really old and heavy. This one looks awesome. I love those wool appliques on cotton! Colors, design, everything! I’ve been thinking of doing something large for the bed. All wool would be too heavy, but with a cotton background it would be ideal. Is wool applique on cotton more difficult? Also, how would the finished quilt be cleaned? Thanks for all your inspiration.

  140. Dawn Moore Avatar
    Dawn Moore

    I love these light boxes and would love to win one. I can’t wait to see the finished quilt. I love the blocks.

  141. Barb Avatar

    I have the older light box…use it and love it. But I can see the new ones are bigger and much cooler! Thanks.

  142. suejean1 Avatar

    Love the blocks you worked on last night. I zoomed in on the fabric and it is fabulous. I look forward to seeing it and your new book when they come out in May.
    I will have to put this light box on my wish list. Love the size. I have been tracing on my glass coffee table with the ott light under the table. I have a light box but it is real small.
    Merry Christmas from Peachtree City!!

  143. Bridgidk Avatar

    OMG!!! That light box looks amazing and sooo skinny. I will have to add it to my birthday list.

  144. Robin Riley Avatar
    Robin Riley

    My light box is- my window -:) How awesome it would be to win one of these ! New technology, aint it grand.

  145. Patti Gagliardi Avatar

    I have a rather old and clunky light box from the 1990’s. These are stunning! Blessings, Patti

  146. Cheryl Avatar

    I have a much older, cheaper light box that is not much bigger than a 12X12. It is slanted from the top to the bottom. It does not give off much light so that is why I use a window a lot of times. Love the thin, flat, bright light box. I have got to get this!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  147. Anne Thate Avatar
    Anne Thate

    I will also have to add that light box to my birthday list or next year’s Christmas list…I am still using the window…Ha Ha

  148. Jane Zagrodnik Avatar
    Jane Zagrodnik

    I do not have a light box. I might have to bite the bullet on this one for sure or put on my wish list. My eyes would really like that. I have finished with my wrapping etc. Onto planning dinner tomorrow and the 26th. Merry Christmas to you, your family and staff.

  149. Ellen R Avatar
    Ellen R

    Used an old x-ray light box at work for a big block having one at home would be lovely! Merry Christmas to all!

  150. Pam H Avatar
    Pam H

    This is such a pretty post Lisa! Love the ideas coming up…the embroidery is just lovely! I can’t imagine how you accomplish so much! Thanks for sharing your life with all of us….as for the light box, this one looks great! I do have one but it’s bulkier. I did all of Primitive Garden on the window!

  151. Marlene Avatar

    Wow! Now I have two things on my wish list for next year. I love that light box. It is so thin that I can leave it out and I’d use it more. Yes, I do have an older one. I guess I better see if it still works because I think I’ve only used it once. It’s still in the box in my fabric closet. I find it’s easier to use the window. I really like the larger size of the Wafer Light Box 12″x17″ so that would be the one I’d get. Wow…no more tape on the window. 🙂 Thank you for the tip and ….. CONGRATULATIONS! If that light box is gone or broken, I may have to order one now. 🙂

  152. Leanne Avatar

    Lol, I’m using my window as a light box…it’s not perfect but it works. Thanks for sharing some of the new projects “I’ll” be working on next year 🙂 Thank you for being such a supportive quilt shop owner. Every time I’ve been in the shop or taken a class or called on the phone or emailed I have been taken care of by the nicest, most helpful people. Merry Christmas to all.

  153. Sue knill Avatar
    Sue knill

    Nice light box

  154. Paula Lambert Avatar
    Paula Lambert

    A Light Box is on my Wish List….so for right now, I will continue with the window method! Love the glimpses at the quilt!!

  155. Marian Mapes Avatar
    Marian Mapes

    Love the new and improved version! So essential for wool or any type of applique. It’s getting hard to keep peeling the tape off my window. Merry Christmas, and thanks for a year full of fun!

  156. Betty Avatar

    wow I love the light box

  157. Mary Avatar

    A light box would be a great present from Santa. Those large applique blocks are stunning especially when you show them up close.

  158. Gina Avatar

    These really are the best light boxes! I have used the one from three years ago all the time. A larger size is a great addition. Love seeing the close ups of your stitching!

  159. Janet Kay Avatar
    Janet Kay

    This light box looks awesome! This definitely is going on my want list. Happy holidays to you and your employees for all you do for us!

  160. Kathleen Avatar

    The close up of the big block is gorgeous!

  161. Julie Coburn Avatar
    Julie Coburn

    Your joy is infectious! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and creativity…it’s been a real blessing to me.

  162. Robin Riley Avatar
    Robin Riley

    My light box is- my window -:) How awesome it would be to win one of these ! New technology, sure is grand.

  163. JudyBL Avatar

    I am still using an old light box from twenty years ago. This new light box looks wonderful and a lot less bulky!!

  164. Carol Avatar

    Wow. Have not seen this new light box. Excellent. And LOL re. The sweet baby.

  165. jackie Avatar

    I have an older light box, but this new one sounds wonderful, Thanks!

  166. Pat Morrow Avatar
    Pat Morrow

    I totally rig up a light box by removing my sewing machine and insert and replacing it with a piece of plexiglass. Then I take my old Ott light, open it up and place it below the plexiglass. All because I didn’t want to store a bulky light box.

  167. Lori Albrechtsen Avatar
    Lori Albrechtsen

    I would love to try one out! I love how thin they have become! Probably so much easier to store! Thanks for sharing this!

  168. Kathy Y Avatar
    Kathy Y

    I love this idea. I’m one of those people still using the window. This might have to be my Christmas present to myself.

  169. Kristin Avatar

    Wow, the light box is amazing!! I currently share a small one with my daughter, it would be nice to have my own 🙂 Merry Christmas!!!

  170. Mary Avatar

    Wow! Your schedule really is full! It’s amazing the things you get done. I wish I had your energy.
    I have a light box and love it. It did the window deal for a long time and it wasn’t very fun. I used my back door, but the latch wasn’t very secure, so the door would keep coming open and I would be falling outside!

  171. Sally Hurst Avatar
    Sally Hurst

    The new light boxes look amazing! I usually just use an old lamp with the light bulb turned up underneath my glass coffee table. Kind of klutzy, but kinda works. I agree with one of the earlier comments that if I had the large one, I would leave it out and use it more.

  172. Barbara Rodin Avatar
    Barbara Rodin

    I have always used the window, never had a light box so would love to have one. Here is another item, the large light box will be going on my wish list . I love doing your wool appliqué and the light box is just one more thing that will make doing the appliqué more fun!

  173. Tammy Avatar

    I have never had a light box but sure would like one! I have had to tape patterns on a window and hope for a sunny day!!

  174. Marcia Connor Avatar
    Marcia Connor

    So do I need another light box.?( I have two large ones). But oh the lure of a thin, small box with even lighting is just too much to ignore. I keep telling myself to be strong but what the heck–I am gifting myself. ‘Tis the season,

  175. Candee Avatar

    Oooo. This is going on my Mother’s Day wish list! Looks fantastic!

  176. Debbie Metzner Avatar
    Debbie Metzner

    I have been wanting a light box for so long now. I have been using the window but that gets tiring if its a big project.
    I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

  177. Fran Bianchi Avatar
    Fran Bianchi

    I love those blocks, they are so gorgeous. I’m so happy for you and for your success, you worked hard to achieve it. So glad you’re embracing the Christmas spirit this year….

  178. Nicole M Avatar
    Nicole M

    Wow!! This would be great for classes and at home! Thank you for all you and everyone at the shop do! Merry Christmas!!

  179. LizS Avatar

    I have never seen this light box – looks a whole lot easier than holding the block up to a window! So exciting.

  180. Karen Martin Avatar
    Karen Martin

    My light box is pretty low tech–a Mattel Betsy McCall design light box from the 1960’s! Maybe it’s time for an upgrade–lol!

  181. Debby Hillstead Avatar
    Debby Hillstead

    I would love a light box. Where do we go to see our name in the winner list?

  182. Cheryl G Avatar
    Cheryl G

    Wow, so thin. So the question is do I or not. I’m thinking do it. Your new quilt blocks are beautiful.

  183. Rebecca H Avatar
    Rebecca H

    Looks like another wonderful must have item. Love your blocks, so pretty.

  184. Chris Avatar

    I would love one since I have a hard time seeing through some of the darker fabrics. Very tempting. Love your blocks.

  185. Jean Pope Avatar
    Jean Pope

    I love the light box. They are very useful. I love you he block you are working on and your new Christmas fabric line. Merry Chriatmas to you all.

  186. Karen Seitz Avatar
    Karen Seitz

    I love having a light box, but it is big and heavy and I don’t get it out as often as I should. These new wafer boxes look great! I can feel your excitement about them through your post.

  187. Martha C. Avatar
    Martha C.

    Still using the dinosaur box with A full size light bulb inside. I sure need one of these!

  188. Robin Love Lehr Avatar
    Robin Love Lehr

    Awesome! Have a very old one, but would love the convenience of this one. Thanks

  189. Kim F Avatar
    Kim F

    I have a small light box and couldn’t live without it. I would love a bigger one. Hint Hint Hubby!

  190. Debbie G Avatar
    Debbie G

    I am still using an old one or, the window if I am doing something quick. This one looks very nice.

  191. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

    I have a light box that my husband made for me. It works great, but this one looks sooooo much better!

  192. Barbara F. Avatar
    Barbara F.

    I have a small light box that I’ve been using, but boy it would be awesome to have one of these new thin ones! Always look forward to seeing your new creations — they’re gorgeous!

  193. Beth Esser Avatar
    Beth Esser

    I have the oldest clunkiest light box you ever want to see! lol! Not big enough either! I’m busy playing with my 4 grandchildren all day today, and we are opening presents tonight God’s blessings for sure. Love to you and yours, from me and mine!

  194. Laura Benthien Avatar
    Laura Benthien

    That is one awesome light box! I currently use and old Pepsi wooden crate, a string of Christmas lights in the bottom and a piece of of plexi glass on top! But, I don’t do any where near the amount of tracing that you do!

  195. Cherie Avatar

    I also have an old bulky one and sometimes I use the window if it’s a quick trace. I really like how thin these are and would be so nice to take on retreats.

  196. Lauren Avatar

    I use my light box all the time – sure would be nice to upgrade! Once again – love,love,LOVE the quilt blocks!

  197. Mandy M. Avatar

    I would love to have the large one more than anything!

  198. Wendy Avatar

    I would love the large light box! Perfect for large size blocks. I think I will put this on my wish list. I have a very old bulky box, but its time to update I think!

  199. Shirley Mord Avatar
    Shirley Mord

    I have a light box my husband made me, works fine but big and clunky. Would love to win a new one. Everything you stitch is so perfect, what a great seamstress.

  200. Mandy M. Avatar

    I would love more than anything to have the large one!

  201. Debbie Metzner Avatar
    Debbie Metzner

    I would love a light box. I still use the window and if it’s a big pattern it can be a pain. Ha, pun not intended.

  202. Julie G Avatar
    Julie G

    OMG. That would be amazing to have a light box as I still use the window and guess at placement. Thanks for adding some light to my stitching ideas. Ha ha

  203. pdroberts Avatar

    Hello and Merry Christmas. That light box looks fantastic. I have always jury-rigged some sort of contraption to do my tracing. This one would be awesome and not so awkward to use. It would be marvelous to win one.
    Thank you for all your blogs, pictures and all, through the year. May your holidays be bright and happy. P

  204. Brenda Y Avatar
    Brenda Y

    WOW, such great things. I have a very old light box, small and not very big. I have a friend that WON a light box like this on the shop hop, it works wonderful. Your projects are wonderful Lisa, still plugging away at the “Words to live by”. Have a Merry Christmas

  205. tac Avatar

    I do have an older light box that is quite bulky. Would love to have one of the new thin ones. will have to put on wish list.

  206. Marsha Burwash Avatar

    I have a small children’s light box that works, but these sound wonderful! I still do use the window sometimes if I don’t want to get the little light box out! Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

  207. Maryann Weese Avatar
    Maryann Weese

    Looks like a wonderful tool!

  208. Teresa Avatar

    Would love to have one of these! And YES I still use the window!! LOL Hard to shop for myself at this time of the year.

  209. Pam Miller Avatar
    Pam Miller

    Wow! This new light box looks fantastic. I have an old one that I use. The light is not very bright and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to see what I am tracing. Or it could be my eyes are not so good anymore. Ha! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  210. Laura Avatar

    I’m one of those still using the window (not very well, either)!! Those light boxes sound just amazing – definitely going on the wish list!! That would really be a fantastic time saver. Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016 to you and your family and, of course, your business!!

  211. Betsy Avatar

    I do use a “light box” but it’s a Crayola kids light box /sketch pad. Your light box would be like the Taj Mahal of light boxes for me!!!!! I hope I win it!

  212. Linda Avatar

    Not using a window but a very small light box compared to this one. As Betsy said, the Taj Mahal of light boxes! The winner is going to be very happy!

  213. Delores Avatar

    I have two light boxes and they are both small. So I think I need this big one. I can give the others to someone else who needs one. I love the blocks you are working on (24) that are coming out in May?? Love the colors. Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas. Love you Lisa and keep up the great work.

  214. Sandy Avatar

    Would love a light box. Can’t wait for the summer BOW. Patiently waiting!!!

  215. Dianek Avatar

    I have an old light box and would love this new flat light box. Your blocks look so perfect. Can’t wait to see the entire quilt. Take a break, Lisa, and enjoy your holiday.

  216. Glenda Burris Avatar
    Glenda Burris

    A Light Box ! YES

  217. Laurie Avatar

    My old clunky light box is on its last leg–I’d love to have a new one!

  218. Nancy O'Neil Avatar
    Nancy O’Neil

    Lisa I do have a light box. It’s actually that- a box! 15×15 and 8 inches high. Lol. These new ones are amazing!! I am excited to see what you will surprise us with for the summer block of the week!! I love all your patterns and wool!!!

  219. basicstamper Avatar

    This looks so much better than my window light box. Thanks for the chance to win one. I also appreciate the peek into your Christmas Gatherings book which looks awesome-it will make a great birthday present-for me!

  220. Nancy Knight Avatar
    Nancy Knight

    I have a big, bulky light box that is at 20 years old! I definitely want one of these – just can’t decide if I have the space for the large one! Thanks for sharing your house building pictures. I love living vicariously through you!

  221. Mary C. Avatar
    Mary C.

    It might be time for a nice light box…my usual method is an Ott lite lying on its back underneath my clear sewing machine table! Necessity is the mother of invention, right?? Thanks for doing this 12 Days of Christmas every year. I look forward to seeing it every morning and I think all of us ladies who spend so much time making Christmas merry for everyone else deserve to pick up a little something special for ourselves…and who doesn’t love a sale??? The hardest part is choosing which ones to pick-so I also appreciate that you give us til NY Eve to make up our minds! I did the pieced SBOW for the first time this year and so enjoyed getting that little package in the mail each week…I know you work your tail off for your customers and we really do appreciate it. And learning from you, it is now my strict policy to read the directions all the way to the end!! Merry Christmas, have fun with your Grandbaby!

  222. Bonni Brooks Avatar
    Bonni Brooks

    I gave up on the window method long ago….too hard on the neck, etc. Now I use one of the old style fluorescent boxes. For stitchery I tried the Sulky Sticky, which worked great until I removed it & my stitches were too loose! Ugh! Never again!

    I guess I missed out on a lot of specials because I forgot to check in daily :o( They’re only good for one day or any of the 12 days??

  223. Tracy Petry Avatar
    Tracy Petry

    I have been using the window method, lol
    Love reading and following your blog. Enjoy reading the updates and seeing the pictures of your home.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in 2016 to you Lisa and your family!

  224. wantstoberetired Avatar

    The wafer light boxes look great. It would definitely be a step up from the Crayola one that I use. However, I think you should give it to Mary who commented at 10:10 today….I’m worried about her falling out her door ! LOL

  225. Maggie Reintges Avatar
    Maggie Reintges

    I do have a light box but it’s small and when I need a bigger one I pull the leaf out of the table, put in a piece of plexiglass cut the same as the table leaf and then I put a table lamp under the table! This new light would be much nicer…I’ll have to put out more hints for birthday gifts!!

  226. Arlene Hollingshead Avatar
    Arlene Hollingshead

    The light box would be awesome.

  227. Linda Avatar

    These look like awesome lightboxes. I do have a light boxes but as nice as these. I do not use the window. .anymore.

  228. basicstamper Avatar

    These light boxes look super, so much better than my window! Thanks for the chance to win one.
    Merry Christmas!

  229. Chris Avatar

    I have an older light box that I love so I don’t have to use a window, but just this am I needed to trace a 16″ block and it involved moving the pattern around. I would love the new big one …….. also that it’s almost flat would help in my tracing. Thanks for all the info and tips!

  230. glyn Avatar

    What a great light box. I just use a window.
    Thanks for the 12 days of needful things–I sooo enjoyed each post.

  231. Sherry Avatar

    When my son was a little guy, he’s now 29, he had a Ninja Turtle Tracing Set. I sold it in a garage sale for pennies to a young mother. I told her that I hoped her little guy would have as much fun as mine did with it. She excitedly said it was not for her son but that she was going to use it for tracing her applique patterns! Why didn’t I think of that?!!? Needless to say that I use a window to trace my patterns.

  232. janet Avatar

    I have a big old light box. This one would be easier to use and I would travel with it where I do not with my big one.

  233. Ann P. Avatar
    Ann P.

    Yes I have the ‘old’ style light box. Can’t do my projects without it but I would love one of the ‘skinny’ ones. Don’t we all want to be skinny? Lol. I love the peek at those quilt blocks. Beautiful work.

  234. Paulette Doyle Avatar

    Yup….I use the window too! Would LOVE to own one of these!

  235. Patti Avatar

    I have a homemade light box. It is a cardboard box with a fluorescent light inside and a piece of plexiglass on top. My husband made it for me. A skinny one would take up so much less room.

  236. Mary Clemens Avatar
    Mary Clemens

    I think having the right tools, like these quilt boxes make a world of difference. We just spent a few days in the Dells with our kids and grandkids and are headed home to Illinois to finish up the last of the wrapping and Christmas prep.

  237. Cecilia Avatar

    I have an older light box that is chunkier. This one looks really nice. I love the colors of your blocks! Thank you for sharing your list of needful tools and for the chances to win.

  238. Judy Hunsberger Avatar
    Judy Hunsberger

    I have two light boxes, but not as nifty as the ones you are showing. I absolutely use them for all the applique blocks I do, especially the wool applique blocks.

  239. usairdoll Avatar

    I’ve used a Wafer Light Box at my LQS and they are amazing! Fingers crossed Santa pulls my name, hehe.

    Love the colors in your blocks for your Christmas Gatherings book, beautiful!

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  240. Bailie Alberta Avatar
    Bailie Alberta

    Looks like a great new way to even take a light box with you — like a trip to your sisters!! I have to stay busy.

  241. Marge Berg Avatar
    Marge Berg

    I am still using a window so I would love to have either one of these they look wonderful!! but have to save my $$$ for your last day.

  242. Lorene Breit Avatar

    i do have a light box but it is quit old. Would love a new one so will have to give it some more thought.
    Merry Christmas Lisa to you and your family.

  243. Karen Qualls Avatar

    This is a must for my studio. With my eyes getting tired so quickly, this would be a true blessing.

  244. Maggie Avatar

    God bless and Merry Christmas.

  245. Trisha Balding Avatar
    Trisha Balding

    I use an 8×10 light box. Couldn’t do my wool applique without it. It wold be awesome to have the bigger one. Merry Christmas!

  246. DaisyS Avatar

    Squeezed in a bit of time yesterday to trace patterns on to Steam-A-Seam from two of your kits. Used the window 🙁
    Have a wonderful Christmas and Thank You for all that you and your staff do for us!

  247. Pam Hintze Avatar
    Pam Hintze

    Ok, I admit it, I am still using a window ;). Time to get with the times and upgrade! Merry Christmas and Blessings and Happiness for the New Year.

  248. Kary Avatar

    I am still using the window and hope for the best and it doesn’t ever look the best. The light box looks like just what I need.