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

Old 01-14-2013, 10:06 PM
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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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Old 01-14-2013, 10:09 PM
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A rotary cutting mat.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:51 PM
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Spool of thread for machine
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:54 PM
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I usually forget to take my glasses and then end up squinting at my stitches!
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:45 PM
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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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Old 01-15-2013, 12:07 AM
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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.

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:43 AM
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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.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:19 AM
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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.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:57 AM
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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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The manual for your machine in case it decides not to play nice you can trouble shoot the problem.
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