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    What kind of bendable light do you have attached to your sewing machine? And where did you get it? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    pack:
    1 clean pair of socks
    1 clean set of undergarments
    1 clean t-shirt
    1 clean pair of jeans
    1 pair sneakers
    1 set jammies, robe & slippers
    laundry detergent

    plus as much of your sewing room as you can cram into the car.

    if hubby and kid(s) don't fit, tell them to fly or take the bus. LOL LOL LOL
    Showed this one to DH and he rolled his eyes, chuckled and asked what about the DOG ? LOL
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    I have a small Janome and made a case for it(Lots of pockets) and the usual sewing stuff that Iwould need at home. plus a small sheet of stabalizer just in case. and the primary sewing thread colors but 2 of the tan and black. It is my grab and to to the kids or quild etc. Some of you ladies are so funny and makes my day............Love Ya lots and hugs to you all.

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    fine grit sandpaper to help pull your needle through the fabric if it gets stuck. also bees wax helps with thread easing through fabric. if hand sewing.

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    Kaelynangelfoot, I like your list. I would add marking pencils/pens, painters tape and the one item I most often forget.... a good long extension cord. I keep a basket by my sewing area with all of my day by day necessities. Three cheers for the Longaburger Market Basket Some are crammed into a zip-lock bag while others just live in the basket. I can grab it and go any time the opportunity arrives. I enjoy quilting away from home with others, so having the "basics" ready at a moments notice is important to me.

    Last minute thought..... I also have a tube of good hand cream, a hair clip to keep the hair out of the way when FM and one little piece of chocolate for emergency purposes only.
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    If Mom has a sewing room, don't bother with the basics (scissors etc). Just take your project and the thread to match - and maybe your own sewing machine. Leave the kids and DH at home!

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    Hi, I have an old wooden box about 10''x 7'' that was made by a long departed friend as a jewelry box. It has several compartments into which I manage to fit the following- Scissors , quilting cotton,pins,thimbles,tape measure,pincushion.needles,beeswax,marking pencils,etc.etc.In fact it is a joke with friends and family that it is as much a part of me as a limb.Then I would include my project and machine cotton-- machine if needed plus 1/4inch foot.Best of all a bottle of wine - or two ! Oh I forgot, rotary cutter ,mat and at least one ruler. Did anyone mention kitchen sink!!!!!!

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    I have a tool box that has the tray in the top that I can put tools in and can put fabric and thread etc in the bottom. Works pretty well and doesn't take up a whole lot of room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAboutScraps View Post
    Ignorance here - what's the fine grit sandpaper for?
    We were told to use the sandpaper for tracing pattern pieces. The sandpaper holds the fabric and it doesn't stretch as you trace around your pattern pieces. Guess that mostly for hand piecing and maybe applique.
    Blessed are the quilters, for they are the piecemakers.

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    I have a quilted tote I carry with me that has embroidery blocks, thread, needle and scissors. I carry it in the car so if I see I have time to embroider I just pick it up and bring it everywhere. Sometimes you do more waiting than anything so it helps me accomplish more things in my day. I don't stop to embroider at home except on the machine so I still have blocks coming out and seem to get more done.
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    too funny! sounds like something I would do. lol


    Quote Originally Posted by liking quilting View Post
    My 1st quilt: Labor Day weekend trip to the cabin in N. Minnesota 2011. Packed sewing machine, fabric, thread, ruler, rotary cutter, seam ripper, scissors, pattern, etc. Continually kept running through a mental picture of everything I would need. Part way up to the cabin, I asked dh if he liked what I was wearing. He looked puzzled, and then replied it was "okay." Good, I told him, as he would be seeing me in it all weekend. I packed for my sewing project, but had not packed any clothes or food! Good thing we keep some clothes at the cabin, and go out to eat up there quite a bit!
    You never stand taller than when you stoop to help a child.

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    It doesn't matter how carefully I plan and pack, I always manage to leave out something I need. Fortunately, my quilting friends have my back. One of them always has whatever I forgot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAboutScraps View Post
    Ignorance here - what's the fine grit sandpaper for?
    It is for holding fabric stable when drawing lines for cutting, sewing or tracing template. I don't use it too often but it works well.

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