Since I’m traveling this month, I wanted to get a hand piecing kit together. First, I purchased this smaller scrapbook plastic case for my supplies. I use the bigger versions of this for project boxes, they hold up to 12 inch blocks. In the past, I have taken one of those along. But they are just too big. This one is quite a bit smaller and easier to travel with.
I use this little Tupperware sandwich container for my cut pieces.
I’ve had this little cutting mat for years.
I glued a piece of sandpaper on the back so I can lay my cut pieces on this and mark my seam allowances.
I also have a little needle book with pins and needles, thread, needle threader, thimble, scissors, and a pencil. These scissors are made by Olfa. They were a gift from a blog reader, Ila. They have quickly become a favorite item in my sewing kit!
I pieced a couple blocks and realized that I needed to add a chalk pencil for marking dark fabrics to my kit. It took me about 15 minutes to piece one block.
This is how I press the back.
I have 18 more blocks to piece for this little doll quilt. You never know how much time you’ll have on a trip. Maybe I’ll get the little top pieced together.
Have a great day!