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Thread: Sewing machine totes

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    Super Member Quiltgranny's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by Icandothat
    Does anyone have a favorite sewing machine tote for transporting their sewing machines? How about the Tutto tote. Any opinions?
    My very[i] kind sister gave me the "Gotta Have It" wheeled tote last year for Christmas. She bought it from amazon.com. I see they have a newer and more pricier version now, mine was $79.99 I think. It's very well built, padded sides, beautiful tapestry print outside and a special velcro tie down to go around your machine. It's rather roomy, too, so would fit many different sized machines. Good luck to you!

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    Senior Member redrummy's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Mount Vernon, Oh
    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    i use a piece of luggage i already had - the weekender, it has wheels and pull up handle. works for me.
    me too, I found one at a garage sale, wheeled and my machine, cutting board, and other supplies all fit nicely, paid $5.

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    I got my (3 piece) tote on wheels at Joann's with a coupon I paid like $39, like it real well. Get one with wheels. :D

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    Super Member Feathers's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Pacific NW
    For my serger machine I got a Tote for a gift from my sister which I love but when I started taking quilting classes everyone that showed up at class had something different. I questioned my sewing friends and each had a different idea...one brough her machine IN ITS ORIGINAL packing box that the machine came in when she bought it. She went to K-Mart and got the heavy duty wheely luggage cart (what the airline personnel were using to carry their suitcases before all the suitcases came with tiny wheels on each case), bought a package of bungee cords at the $ Store and put the sewing machine box on the cart, bungeed it to the cart and now she not only has an easy way of transporting her sewing machine but all the rulers, pressing boards, fabric, projects, sewing notions, etc. are all together in the box with the machine. Guess what, I immediately made a visit to the $ Store and K-Mart and have been using this for about 9 years and it works GREAT. I have an SUV so I can lift the cart with the machine into the SUV. When I use my husband's car I can get the whole thing in the trunk of the car laying sideways or the handle on my wheely cart folds down so I can set the cart in the trunk with the handle folded down and off I go. Quick, easy and very inexpensive. The cart cost $24.99, Bungee's cost $1.00. K-Mart had the wheely carts that held up to 100 pounds and one that held up to 250 pounds. I got the 250 pound one . At the time the up to 100 pound wheely was $19.99. Even at today's prices I think this set up is the best and it's also the least expensive and works perfectly (for me, anyway)!

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    Jul 2007
    central Indiana
    Wow, great idea. What I really don't like about mine is that it is difficult to lift into the trunk of my car...you know...up and over then down. After using it a couple of times to go to quilt classes, I just gave up and went back to using the hard carry case that slips over my viking. It slides perfectly onto the floor in back of the driver's seat. And since this is the only place I ever take my machine, it is not a problem. There is parking right outside the door so I never have to carry it far. I think any wheeled transportation device is a good idea when one has a distance to go. Your idea just proves that quilters are really creative thinkers! :)

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    Senior Member dojo36's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Odessa, Texas
    or do what i did - i went and bought a janome gem platinum - weighs 12 pounds - to carry around.

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    Apr 2009
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    I plan to check out this machine. There have been some good comments about it.

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    I use my kid's scrapbook case w/rollers...machine fits perfect and we picked it up on sale at JoAnne's for $19:)Only it was just for her scrapbook stuff...(shhh!)LOL Skeat

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