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    for traveling to class....

    i have a tutto sewing machine pull along that i love. i now think i need something that will hold my cutting board, fabric, etc. what do you all use? I imagine that tutto's embroidery module case would do the trick, but would like to ponder other options that aren't quite so spendy. ideally, it would zipper close or not be a tote bag <g>.

    thank you all so much!

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    At my last retreat, I had several inquiries about my tote on wheels. What it really is -- go to Menard's and look at the wheeled tool boxes. I purchased one with an extendable handle on 2 wheels. The lid snaps on and had a large handled tray inside. Lifiting out the tray allows lots of room for classroom items. I also purchased the jig saw puzzle cutting mat. The pieces in their container fits nicely between the tot's lid and the lift out tray. This tote sits nicely beside me in class and acts as a 2nd work station. I can easily see how a pressing board could be placed on the top of the tote. There are just sew many possibilities.
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    I carry my cutting boards in plain zipper close pillowcase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lioness3xs View Post
    At my last retreat, I had several inquiries about my tote on wheels. What it really is -- go to Menard's and look at the wheeled tool boxes. I purchased one with an extendable handle on 2 wheels. The lid snaps on and had a large handled tray inside. Lifiting out the tray allows lots of room for classroom items. I also purchased the jig saw puzzle cutting mat. The pieces in their container fits nicely between the tot's lid and the lift out tray. This tote sits nicely beside me in class and acts as a 2nd work station. I can easily see how a pressing board could be placed on the top of the tote. There are just sew many possibilities.
    Can't find the tool box or the jig saw cutting mat... can you help? Never mind, I looked again, found the box, but there is no Menards in my area. Poop!
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    I don't travel with my machine much. But, I was wondering if those luggage totes would work that have the handle. Hm.
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    I have noticed several people at retreats using a carry on size suitcase. It can be placed on top of your machine bag for carrying.
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    I have looked for a long time and cameup with this... my machine fits in the bottom and each of the other 2 compartments lift off so the weight isn't so bad... the 2nd compartment has 2 drawers and then the top one is where I put my project . The web site is : http://trinityii.com/toolboxes_6.php Several of the quilters in my small group have them...
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    I remember someone had posted a Tool bag from Harbor Frieght that was less than $30 (I think it was $20 but then you would have tax). It was on wheels and was big enough for the machine and some tools. It was posted about a week maybe a little more ago.

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    Found the link http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=3264

    It was a few dollars cheaper in the stores if you have a HF near you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twoxover View Post
    i have a tutto sewing machine pull along that i love. i now think i need something that will hold my cutting board, fabric, etc. what do you all use? I imagine that tutto's embroidery module case would do the trick, but would like to ponder other options that aren't quite so spendy. ideally, it would zipper close or not be a tote bag <g>.

    thank you all so much!

    betsey
    I bought mine from SewVac.com...it's a Henline Studio Collection - 3 bag Trolley. Lower bag is for your machine, bag on top is for fabric, then the bag that attached to the back is for cutting boards and long rullers. Take a look. Awsome set up for the traveling quilter going to a retreat or to class.

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    i made a quilted bag large enough to hold my medium size mat. it works for me
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    but you forgot to make one for me!

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    Have you checked out some of the great wheeling carry bags designed for scrapbookers? I have two of them and use them for qwuilting as often as i use them for crop parties.
    Quote Originally Posted by twoxover View Post
    i have a tutto sewing machine pull along that i love. i now think i need something that will hold my cutting board, fabric, etc. what do you all use? I imagine that tutto's embroidery module case would do the trick, but would like to ponder other options that aren't quite so spendy. ideally, it would zipper close or not be a tote bag <g>.

    thank you all so much!

    betsey

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    sewing tote

    years ago I purchased a file cart on wheels from the local office supply store. I use it for everything. I made a ironing mat like on Missouri Quilt Co and it sits on top. I can get all of my supplies in this cart. I use plastic boxes that either sit inside or on top of the tote. It is handy for groceries, books to library and especially to sewing meeting.
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    After shopping and researching online, I bought a Stanley Fat Max Mobile Workstation.

    It has LOTS of room for everything I take with me.. and then some!
    My Viking Rose, along with my 15x15" rotating mat and 16" square ruler will fit in the bottom compartment.
    If I'd rather take my FW, the case and all fit in the bottom compartment.

    The middle section has removable dividers for different configurations.
    One of the larger items I store in this section is my iron and extension cords.
    I also keep a ton of notions (bobbins/needles/pins/thread,etc)here as well.

    The top section reminds me of a standard toolbox with a removable tray.
    Again, LOTS of room!
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    Thanks for sharing this great idea! I have never seen one of these before! It looks great!
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