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Thread: Portable Sewing/Quilting Kit-What am i forgietting??

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    Portable Sewing/Quilting Kit-What am i forgietting??

    I am making a portable quilting kit. It will be like a roll that I can take along with my sewing machine to classes , work project at church etc. So far I have included:
    snip sissors
    treaded bobbins
    marking pencil
    pencil sharpener
    1/4 inch ruler
    3", 6" squares
    Stitch ripper
    blind threader
    sewing machine needles
    hand sewing needles
    pin cushion
    tape measure
    pin cushion
    rotary cutter
    rotary blades
    striaght pins

    So what I am I forgetting?

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    Senior Member FranW's Avatar
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    A rotary cutting mat.
    Have a happy day,


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    San Joaquin Valley, California
    Spool of thread for machine

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    Ludlow, Shropshire, UK
    I usually forget to take my glasses and then end up squinting at my stitches!

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    Fabric glue stick. I also keep one of those pointy things you use to push your corners out for applique in my carry along kit. Will you need to tote along an iron?

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    Senior Member quiltswithdogs's Avatar
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    San Francisco Bay-Area...Union City
    I'm not in the same room as my rolling cart so here are other supplies I can remember that I take in it.
    --Sewing Machine+ foot pedal+ electrical cord+ the foot or more that I'll need.
    --Pattern, Fabric, Thread for that day's project. Those cannot be borrowed!
    --Pins...straight and also safety pins
    --Pin cushion you mentioned, but with my magnetic one, I never drop any pins.
    --Cutting Mat.......I have the kind with an iron "board" on the other side.
    --Rulers..... that fit or can be secured outside of cart......you just never know what you might need.
    --Masking Tape.... it can help mark any size seam allowance ie 1/4" or other, also can help hold on binding,
    also can use to make your sewing line instead of chalking or marking.
    --Pencil,pen, scrap paper... for notes to pin on ie block pieces
    --Piece of white Paper or Batting.....put behind needle to see the thread better for threading (if machine doesn't do it).
    --Reading Glasses or small Magnifying Glass to keep in kit (never take out at home!)
    --Thread Catch-All......piece of batting or felt...it's easy to toss when time to leave.
    --Small Screwdriver.....in case thread gets really stuck
    --Instruction Book for machine (lies flat on the bottom of case)......to troubleshoot or be reminded how to do tasks.
    --Iron.... I have room in my cart (a tapestry-looking "bag" that zips).
    --Extension Cord in case the plug is too far away for my machine's cord to reach.
    --Bunge Cord connects a secondary, smaller bag on top and secures the cutting board and tall ruler.
    --My Rolling Cart came with another smaller bag + a flat holder (opens like book) with plastic pockets for small items.
    The book fits inside the case. Everything else is kept in zip-lock storage bags,heat-resistant iron holder-bag too.
    --When I get to my Quilt Club, it takes 2min to bunge-cord the second bag etc then I just walk with my easy-to-pull
    rolling cart. So far, I've never been without a tool. I'm careful to always retrieve anything someone borrowed.
    Last edited by quiltswithdogs; 01-15-2013 at 12:15 AM.
    I don't dance with wolves; I quilt with dogs!

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    Super Member DOTTYMO's Avatar
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    A 24inch ruler for long cuts. Plasters, mug sandwiches.
    The number of times I forget sandwiches because I hate eating them after they have been made for a few hours.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    Small screwdriver, long tweezers, and needle nose pliers have saved many a day sewing away from home. I also take a power strip with long cord. I keep the round one that rolls up a 25 ft cord in my car trunk. I keep a small power strip in my sewing machine rolling cart. I keep duplicates of all my sewing supplies in a case in my car. I never have to pack to go to a workshop or sewday other then fabric and pattern.
    But I got to sewdays/groups/guilds/workshops/classes at least once a week. I'm going to one today as soon as the other Nana gets here to take charge of the greatest grandson in the world! I take care of him during the day so he won't have to go to daycare. He's so stinking cute.
    Got fabric?

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    A small bottle of fabric glue in case you snip your fabric too far; a couple of band aids so you don't bleed on the fabric

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    Ocala, FL
    The manual for your machine in case it decides not to play nice you can trouble shoot the problem.

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