I hate not having something to do with my hands when I fly, so I thought I would put together a little "kit" to work on. I cut up my beautiful collection of Dutch fabrics (that was painful.) I decided to make 8 pointed stars, I have an idea of how I want to put them together, but I'll just have to see where it goes. I'm paper piecing them and have everything I need in a little pouch. I wound different colors of thread on bobbins to take up less room and included a little container for pins. I included a thimble and some needle threaders. I also added a thread cutter. I had heard that even those would be a problem on airplanes, but it was no problem. My kit worked really well, though I kept dropping my thimble on the floor and it would roll down the isle! I'm not sure of a solution for that!