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Thread: Portable Quilting

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    Smile Portable Quilting

    Hi Everyone,
    I live on the "wet coast" of Canada and at this time of year I need some sun. We are off for two months to Mexico and wonder what suggestions you have for taking some "portable quilting" with me. I will not have access to a sewing machine and will not have a lot of room to pack cloth!

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    Take something small like the Grandmother Flower Garden that you can hand stitch?

    Have fun and be safe.

    delma

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    You could do something like english paper piecing (grandmothers flower garden type of thing) have a look a Jinny Beyer's web site http://www.jinnybeyer.com/ as she is a hand piecer so her patterns should work, or something like tumbling blocks or I did this wallhanging for my son, this is entirely hand pieced Quilt of Illusion 3D Cubes
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    grandma's flower garden, tumbling blocks, or cathedral windows are all enjoyable (travel) projects that you can do the prep work ahead of time then only need a few supplies with you- sewing kit with needles, thread, small embroidery scissors- templates (for the first 2) and zip locks of fabrics.
    there are others-
    visit 'Paperpieces.com' and browse their catalog & gallery for ideas, information and supplies- and enjoy your sunshine!
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    whatever you take, just cut it all out before you go so you don't have to hassle with quite so many things.... I have one of these
    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...RODID=prd49261
    small cases ...inside is a rotary cutter, a 1" x 6" ruler, mech. pencil, thimble, needle case, marking pencil, ballpoint, seam ripper, and bobbins with beige, white and black thread on them...i have a 4 x 6 small cutting mat and with that and the little case, i can do almost anything by hand... just fill plenty of bobbins and you're all set...

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    You could take a yoyo maker (the larger one)and some 4-1/2" squares, small scissors, thread and a needle. But that might get boring for 2 mos. Maybe take a couple small projects. Have fun in the sun. We had 80 degree weather here today. I wished it were colder.
    SUEB

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    I was going to suggest tumbling blocks as well with the EPP method. Very easy and very portable as long as you do all your prep work ahead.

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