Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sewing Kit

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!


Blanca said...

Hello Laura, I like your "little kit" for work in the fly. It's very nice.

Anne said...

Hi! That little kit is a really great idea! I'll have to think about doing something like that for travels :o) About loosing the thible - do you use a metal one? If so: drill a tiny hole near the rim, just big enough to get a needle through. Whenever the thimble is not on your finger attatch it using a safety pin to your clothes, your quilt or whatever is most convinient :o)

Happy quilting!

iltulipanoblu said...

hello Lola, I'm glad you had fun time in Rome....your flying piecing set is cute....good idea!
maria daniela in rome