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Tuesday, April 10, 2012


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Carrie P.

Great way to stay organized. You certainly have to do that with all the traveling you do.

Beth Friend

When I first started quilting I was on the hunt for something to take with me to class and my sewing group. I bougfht a tool box from Walmart that had a flip top on top with small sectrions. In it I have all of the stuff on your list except a cutting mat. I also have a small travel iron and an ironing mat. I also have an extension cord.
I never unpack it. Before I go anywhere I make sure I add anything I might need for a class, like special rulers.
I am still reworking my hand stitching kit. I have been trying to put everything I need into each project box or bag, but that requires so much duplication of supplies that I have been thinking I need to change my process. I like your idea of a bag in a bag. I even have that Trader Joe's bag. :)


Send your checklist to Bonnie Hunter- she seems to need it today :) I've gotten to the point that I need a sewing station on each floor of the house!

Lisa Johnson

I have 6 dtote bags that I use one or all as needed. I have my travel sewing machine put in a travel case with its book, thread , scissors, feet, bobbins, a cutting/ironing mat and a little of this and that. Pat you know your famous when people download a list of what in your bag. Hoot hoot!


For Denise in the first comment, I have seen a lot of pin cushions that are made to sit on the armchair and then have pockets on fabric that is hanging over the arm to hold sewing supplies. It reminds me of those old remote control holders. Here is one I have pinned on Pinterest http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/cutting-corners/2012/03/30/dainty-blossoms-couch-pincushion/ I hope this helps!


I am actually putting together my first travel kit! I have a lot of traveling coming up and am going to cut my hexagons tomorrow for my first hand piecing project. I've been pinning ideas on pinterest!

Denise J.

Love your organization! I am trying to find a good way to get myself organized when I am sitting on the couch doing handwork. I have a small decorative box (from JoAnn Fabrics) that contains my scissors, pins, thimble pads, Thread Heaven, needle threader etc. But I usually end up setting some of these items beside me while working so as to avoid having to dig in the box. It never fails...I get comfortable and then the dogs need out or the cat needs in or I need a drink refill or some other interruption occurs. When I sit back down sometimes an item seems to have migrated into the folds of the quilt, etc. My husband thinks I need to invent some type of lap workstation to keep from losing things. Am I alone with this dilemma? I really try to keep it all containged and close by but every time I'm asking "So you (have you see(n)...? Any suggestions. Thanks for listening!

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