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Thread: What do you use to carry notions to retreats or sewing sessions?

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    Some years ago small totes made out of placemats were popular. I made one with a zipper and several plastic bags sewn inside the bag. It carries everything I need and then some. I embroidered a little Sunbonnet Sue on the outside and my name. I still use it a lot. It has saved me much frustration over not having all my tools. I keep duplicates of seam rippers, needles, small scissors, etc. in the bag.

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    I use a hanging toiletries bag. It has 2 zippered vinyl pockets and 2 solid zippered pockets. I keep duplicates of most of my notions in it all the time ready to go along with a spool of neutral thread (yes, I have gone to a retreat and forgotten to take any thread at all!) I can extend the handle on my sewing machine tote and hang the toiletry bag from the top of the handle where it ends just barely above the floor next to my sewing station so everything is handy. Or, if there is room on the table, I just unroll the bag next to my workspace.
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    My kids got me a folding wagon for Christmas a couple of years ago. It stays in my car all the time and is super handy - I can load everything for a retreat in one trip - including a side table and my sewing chair.
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    You've all convinced me to have extras so I don't have to repack! Anyone use something like this? It's at Harbor Freight and "matches" my rolling tote I bought for my featherweight. With the 25% off coupon...it might be a deal (original price is $6.99). Anyone use it? Sorry, I can't make the picture come out!

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    NoraB that looks like a nice solution!!!

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    I have a type of craft toolbox for years. Love it. It is similar to this one https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Opti...ateway&sr=8-28

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Be sure to mark your items so that they can be easily identified - - -
    Absolutely !

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    Old cigar box with a rubber band for retreat notions. The graphics are so cool. I made a packing list which I keep in my rolling tote after I neglected to bring an extension cord & had to find a janitor to borrow one.

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    I used a large pair of jeans and put pockets inside and of course there are pockets in the jeans also.

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