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Thread: I need a project!

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    Junior Member mbake's Avatar
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    I sure would appreciate suggestions for a project I can work on, on an airplane. I will be taking a 14 hour flight in the fall, and that's one way! It will also be 14 hours back! Ugg! Plus it's a four hour flight to get to LA to get on that flight. My daughter is having her first baby. She is in Brisbane, Australia. I think that I can take a child's safety scissors and I think I can take sewing needles. I am at a loss for ideas, so dear friends, help!

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    how about english paper piecing. my favorite or embrodier, thats handy .. enjoy seeing your daughter and new grandbaby... molly

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    check with the airline you are flying --- just before you go---the list of items you are allowed to take changes...and is different for different airlines- so it's important to check with the specific airline- it would be a bummer to loose a tool important to you...this happened to me- we flew out west- the airline we went on allowed sewing scissors 4"long or shorter- with sharp points.
    i took a grandma's flower garden project to work on on the plane.
    on the way back 2 weeks later my wonderful stork scissors were confiscated---the agent was VERY RUDE ABOUT IT when my hubby and i stated- they came with me in the same travel case as they are in now---just 2 weeks ago...

    today- according to the rules you can have scissors up to 4" long- pins, needles, pin cushion...
    to be on the safe side though i recommend doing all the prep work- so you wont need scissors- and pick up a little thread cutter pendant you can wear to snip threads.

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    I always choose embroidery over any kind of hand sewing. Silly isn't it, since they are pretty much the same thing. If you like to embroider, there are 1000's of pre-stamped items out there.

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    Do you like to hand embroider? You could have your blocks ready and your designs marked and spend the whole time making embroidered blocks for a new project when you get back...?

    Other than that, do a google search for hand quilting projects and you'll have lots of ideas if you want to go that route.

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    I like grandmother's flower garden for airplanes. Buy a cheap pair of safety scissors so you won't be sorry if they get confiscated. I haven't had an issue yet but you never know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnmom
    how about english paper piecing. my favorite or embrodier, thats handy .. enjoy seeing your daughter and new grandbaby... molly
    I have paper pieced a quilt, but I don't know what English paper piecing is but I will check it out. Thanks!

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    If you have a hand project that just needs threads to be cut, not fabric, you can bring a Clover pendant instead of scissors.
    You can find them all over (JoAnn's , Michaels etc.) Also on line:

    http://www.amazon.com/Clover-Thread-.../dp/B000YQH0K8

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    Junior Member mbake's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by grendelskin
    I like grandmother's flower garden for airplanes. Buy a cheap pair of safety scissors so you won't be sorry if they get confiscated. I haven't had an issue yet but you never know...
    I'm sort of a new quilter, so I don't know what all this stuff is. What is grandmother's flower garden?

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    What about quilt-as-you-go placemats? They are fun, fast, and useful!

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