Tuesday, October 28, 2014

How I pack Sewing Stuff for a trip

 I've been packing for the Houston Quilt show.
Clothes are important, because nudity is frowned upon there.
The important items for me, and ones I often organize first, are my hand sewing projects!
Above is a picture of the two project containers I plan to take. The containers change according to the project.
I bought the one on the right while on a trip to CA with dh. I have used it daily for the past 10 years. It opens to the four compartments on the left.
Very roomy. I use it to control hexies.
I ALWAYS have a hexie project going.
 It also holds threads, scissors, glasses, needles, and all the other necessary items. I keep alcohol wipes for needle sticks, and eye drops for dry eyes, plenty of plastic hexie templates and precut fabric to cover them.
This is command central for the enormous hexie project I've had going for 12 years!!
Basically I make components and stack them up using them when the colors fit.
This time I also brought other projects...
The white bag is from Clinique. It's holding four projects. The little hexies, the flower EPP shapes, a new project with elongated hexies and silk, and that teensy little pink container...
Hee hee this is adorable!! I got it at a quilt show.
It holds the tiniest hexie project, (see one of my projects here)
6 itsy bitsy compartments hold all one needs to make a little hexie. Thread on bobbins, needle, threader, scissors, fabric and templates.
Perfect for a purse.
Don't be caught without a sewing project!!


  1. Wow! You are going to be an organized sewing traveler... Have Fun at the show and bring back all of your fun memories:-)

  2. The link for the tiny hexi project holder didn't work? Would you repost it? Thanks

  3. OH MY that teensy tiny pink container is so cute. Hope you have a great time in Houston. Some year I'll go too.

  4. Hi LeeAnna!
    Well organised! Looks like you're ready for a creative trip!
    I know a great place to eat there! :)
    Take care,

  5. My favorite on th go applique bag I found in the comestic isle of a big box store...love your ideas and glad to see you have plenty to sew on the road. Have fun!

  6. That pouch with the triangular compartments is a real find. I'm envious! I hate having to root around in my bag for tools. Have a great time in Houston.

  7. Cute cases for cute projects.

  8. Wow, great organization and packing tips!!
    Enjoy your time in Houston!
    and thanks for linking up at MOP Monday ;)

  9. Oh I love your packing tips and tricks! I will need to put these in my arsenal bag as well. I wanted to Thank You for stopping by and linking up with “Anything Goes Monday”. I am enjoying be a guest host and meeting so many new quilty friends. However I have been stalking/following you for awhile and enjoy all the things you create!

  10. I love that little pink case. Not sure what I'd use it for as I am one of those quilters who avoids handwork.