Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
What is your favorite portable project? >

What is your favorite portable project?

What is your favorite portable project?

Old 05-14-2013, 02:10 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Quilt Dreamland
Posts: 1,601
Default What is your favorite portable project?

Later this week, I will begin attending a weekly "sit-n-sew" at a wonderful quilt shop (I will only go once a month as I live 60 miles away). Each person works on whatever they like to bring. I tend to not lug my machine to classes, but just go take notes and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters - then actually sew at home. At first, I was trying to think of a new project to work on, but I'm also considering working on hexies or something similar that is small and easy to carry. What are your favorites? THX!
LavenderBlue is offline  
Old 05-14-2013, 04:43 PM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 16,855
Default

Hexies/GFG are my latest favourite on-the-go project.
I have everything kitted in a zippered CD case.
So it's nice and small and tucks nicely in a purse or tote.
QuiltE is offline  
Old 05-14-2013, 04:55 PM
  #3  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 12,438
Default

hex's right now are my (travel) sit around and stitch project---I also like working on cathedral windows...I haven't worked on my Cathedral window project in a while- it is white on white backgrounds & batiks in the windows...someday it will be a shade in my sewing room- I love the way the sun shines through the batiks. anyhow---those are my favorite carry around projects right now- changes all the time- tumbling blocks were last years main sit around project. had lots of fun with those.
ckcowl is offline  
Old 05-14-2013, 05:03 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
MisDixie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hay River NWT Canada
Posts: 704
Default

I try to have hand work to do. Bindings and the like. The machinens are too heavy to lug back and forth, and I only live a few blocks from where we quilt!
MisDixie is offline  
Old 05-14-2013, 05:18 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
AliKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,943
Default

Yo yo's are really easy to do ... and do by hand while having fun sharing with others.
AliKat is offline  
Old 05-14-2013, 06:01 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
Posts: 6,726
Default

Originally Posted by AliKat View Post
Yo yo's are really easy to do ... and do by hand while having fun sharing with others.
I was going to say yo yos also! I have a lidded basket with fabric squares, Clover yo yo makers, needles, thread and scissors. It sits by my side of the couch and goes in the car when we are traveling. I don't have a project in mind for them yet but I do have a bunch of them made and I will be ready when inspiration hits!
auntpiggylpn is offline  
Old 05-14-2013, 07:38 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
sewplease's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Houston
Posts: 687
Default

OK, AliKat and auntpiggylpn, I am intrigued with the Clover yoyo makers, but what does a person do with a bunch of yoyos? A quilt or coverlet made of them doesn't get backed, right? This probably sounds stupid, but I see myself getting tangled up or toes stuck through the open spaces where they are joined together. Please help, I'm yoyo challenged, lol. :-)
sewplease is offline  
Old 05-14-2013, 07:48 PM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
Posts: 6,726
Default

Here is one where the yo yos are sewn to a quilt top http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/Bloom_Quilt.pdf

here is one where they actually put fiberfill inside the yo yos. http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple...-yo-quilt.html


And here are some projects using yo yos. http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/techni...jects_ss2.html

I believe that if you make a yo yo coverlet without backing, you lay it across another blanket; but if you attach your yo yos securely on all four sides, I don't know why you couldn't use it like any other blanket or quilt. I'm really liking the idea of putting the fiberfill in them!
auntpiggylpn is offline  
Old 05-15-2013, 12:39 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Eastern Madera County, Ca
Posts: 1,982
Default

Recently bought a light weight Brother machine that is easy to take. So any small piecing project. Avoid cutting, it needs close attention. I've also started inking with Inktense which is pretty easy to take. Also hand applique, binding, pockets.
petthefabric is offline  
Old 05-15-2013, 12:44 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: England Alton Towers
Posts: 6,674
Default

I have nearly finished a reverse applique quilt. I did each block by hand. You could take top fabric and underneath piece and pattern. If they have a light box mark there cut and hand sew. Once start machining leave at home
DOTTYMO is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Shabbychicsarah
Main
11
06-10-2012 09:08 AM
txstitcher
Main
11
10-11-2011 12:19 PM
peggy463
Main
16
07-05-2011 07:45 PM
dotcomdtcm
Main
52
06-20-2011 12:57 PM
ktbb
Main
78
06-28-2010 09:45 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.