Hand Piecing

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!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to Hand Piecing

  1. Ooooo the idea of the sandwich keeper as a fabric container is a keeper! Lovely hand work! 15 minutes is well worth it! Have fun stitching abroad!

  2. Looks like you are ready to roll with that nifty kit! I’m trying to figure out how you piece that block together. I love bow tie blocks, but have never made one!

  3. Thanks for sharing. I like the sand paper idea. Safe travels.

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