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Thread: I need to create a check list? what to pack in a travel quilting kit

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    TEXASQUILTS's Avatar
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    I bought a couple of new bags to use as my travel quilting kit.
    I'm tried of forgetting things and would like to have a travel bag that I use
    when I quilt at my LQS. I have attached picture of my bags. As you can
    see I have lots of room but don't want to carry the kitchen sink.....

    So can you help me out with a check list of items you really need.

    Texas quilts
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    Here is a picture of the small bag.
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    rotary cutter, new blade, small ruler, thimble, hand needles, machine needles, needle threader, thread ripper, screwdriver, extra machine feet, threads, bobbins, clipper scissors, paper scissors, chocolate, pen, pencil, pins, baggie for garbage threads, highlighter, post-its, safety pins.....how's that for a start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    rotary cutter, new blade, small ruler, thimble, hand needles, machine needles, needle threader, thread ripper, screwdriver, extra machine feet, threads, bobbins, clipper scissors, paper scissors, chocolate, pen, pencil, pins, baggie for garbage threads, highlighter, post-its, safety pins.....how's that for a start?

    That was a good list for her, except the order was off, chocolate first, fifth, tenth, and last!!!!

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    OH. Such pretty bags. I never leave home to quilt so I have no idea what to pack. I would leave out something I really need. I just know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    OH. Such pretty bags. I never leave home to quilt so I have no idea what to pack. I would leave out something I really need. I just know it.
    Thanks that list is just great. I did leave some of those things off the list
    I started. So I'm glad I posted here. I bought my bags in Canton, Texas
    at First Monday. Don't ask me where that place is huge. But a really
    great price 50% off set cost 13.00 for both pieces. I bought a set in a
    different color for my quilting buddy. I going to surprise her with it at our
    quilting superbowl party today. I out the door now to quilt with about 10 or 12 of my friends at the local LQS. Thanks again for all the help.

    Texasquilts

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    I just had a sew day yesterday with some quilty friends and had a blast! Two things I forgot to bring with me: tape measure and square-up ruler. Have fun with your friends!

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    I like your bags. I am not sure how big they are, but you will be needing a small mat for your rotary cutter

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    I would take and extension cord so i had enough to plug my machine in. Marge

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    Cord what a great idea. I will add that to the list

    Thanks
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    I have one of those mats that rotate and it fits in larger bag.
    Great idea. Add to list

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    TexasQuilts: I have all of these things in my travel bag and don't use them at home at all so I'm never at a class with half my stuff at home on my sewing table. This works best for me.

    6 x 24 inch ruler for measuring strips WOF
    12 1/2 inch square ruler
    6 inch square ruler
    A small iron
    A small spray bottle for water so I can spritz my seams when pressing them so they lay nice.
    A small 6 plug electrical strip which is too handy for words since a couple people can plug in and you still have room for your machine and iron.
    A June Taylor brand ironing mat on one side and a cutting mat on the other side. This works perfectly for pressing and cutting small pieces.
    18 x 20 inch cutting mat for cutting those strips the WOF.
    A Pin Cushion

    I like chocolate but I also like gum, Starlight Mints, and Cinnamon (Only Cinnamon flavor) Jolly Ranchers candy a.k.a. Fire Sticks! and Butterscotch hard candy drops. The junkier the candy, the better. :lol:

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    A couple of different coloured pencils for marking out. Pins, thread the obvious.

    If you are doing applique, some clear plastic and a marker pen to draw out your design. Think you have just about got it.

    Have fun.

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