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Thread: Does anyone have or use a tool case like this one:?

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    Does anyone have or use a tool case like this one:?

    http://www.amidonquiltworks.com/travelCase.php

    If so do you ahve a pattern, I am needing/wanting to make some for some GF for christmas and can't find a free on the internet. Does anyone have one they made up and woulnd't mind emailing a copy of your design to me? I am a visual learner so I really need the pattern, not too good at making them up myself, even though this does look pretty simple. If you do please PM and LMK.
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    No, but I think it is a marvelous idea!

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    I received a completed one as a gift, and it is terrific. I use it all the time. It came with a chopstick stiletto, and a piece of a cutting mat in the back pocket for small trimming. $5 for the pattern is worth it in my opinion.

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    I PM'd you.

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    It looks like a neat thing to have.

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    I don't travel and it would not be needed for me. For those that travel with sewing it would be great.
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    Oh, yes. I was given one as a gift and it's perfect for me for my paper piecing tools. Small cutting board, small rotarycutter, 1/4" ruler, scissors, etc. All fit very nicely, always have the right tools together and easy to grab and go. Fun to make too.

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    I knew I had seen one similar if not nearly identical to this for free.... http://dquilts.blogspot.com/2011/06/...-tutorial.html
    If you do a google search for sewing tool caddy tutorial or quilting tool caddy tutorial, you will come up with a bunch of options

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    Have you tried TipNut?

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    I like the free pattern you posted Yarn and Fabric. It looks like it is standing up and wouldn't that be cool to have on your sewing desk at class? I am thinking that if you have the small matt on the one side and put a artists small board enclosed in the flap, it would stand up and you would have a small ironing surface too!

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    This was a guild workshop project for me. A nearby quilt shop provided the pattern and complete fabric Batik kits with decorative trim and even the small cutting mat for $25. It's great for tossing in a tote or keeping in the car for handwork. I made another one for my DGD. She keeps her gel pens, markers, and paper notebook in it. Teens seem to always have special pens and notebooks to doodle. If you Zentangle it's perfect for on the go.
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    I would just pay the $5 and get the pattern. Someone spent the time and effort to make this, why not pay her for doing that? $5 for a pattern is cheap!
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    I made one and I love it, I use it all the time

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    It looks dead easy to copy from the picture.Just measure up squares and rectangles and put some divisions in them to hold the tools.

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    I made this awhile back and use it all the time. I also did a class at a LQS on it so I have some directions as well and put it out as a tute (there is a pdf file under the photo for download). It is larger than what you showed but it works for me!! lol

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...al-t38958.html

    I have also included some pics of the one I have
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    yes I have made them...the 5x7 mat helps to keep it firm...they are fun
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    I don't have the pattern. But, it looks fairly simple to make. Maybe you could make your own design. I say, GO FOR IT!
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    Yes, I just received one as a gift from a friend. It's a cute way to keep a few tools protected when you travel. It doesn't hold the wide variety of tools I regularly use, but for a class, you mostly only need a few.

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    Epary - love your tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanieH View Post
    Epary - love your tutorial! Thank you for sharing!
    Thanks - It is roomy and holds everything - my only complaint was I "quilted" the fabric tog on mine and it did not have enough shape for me - so I cut up an old cutting mat which was wabbly put it in one side. Gives it some rigidity and a bonus of having a small cutting surface with me always.
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    I tried to access dquilts blog, but it would not let me open the tutorial? I kept getting a message that the page could not be opened in a frame. Anyone have a clue for me as to what that means?

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    A few years ago Bernina had a pattern for a similar one. You might try checking on their web site and blog to see if it is still available.

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    That will make a wonderful gift and is not hard. I've even seen it with a steno pad instead of cutting mat that could be used for students, meetings, etc. I don't use mine very often, but when I need it I know it's there. I usually use it for cutting paper, photos, things like that. I know that the rotary cutter I keep in it is not for sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I would just pay the $5 and get the pattern. Someone spent the time and effort to make this, why not pay her for doing that? $5 for a pattern is cheap!

    i don't mindpaying the $5.00 for the pattern, I am sure it is worth it. but my problem is I need it NOW. that s the problem.

    Thanks for all the suggestions ladies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I like the free pattern you posted Yarn and Fabric. It looks like it is standing up and wouldn't that be cool to have on your sewing desk at class? I am thinking that if you have the small matt on the one side and put a artists small board enclosed in the flap, it would stand up and you would have a small ironing surface too!
    I agree, Tartan. That is a good pattern.

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