|"Got Cookies?" 92" X 75" and the "kit".|
Diana wrote: "You have mentioned more than once that you do handwork in your car...I would love for you to tell me how. I mean how do you organize the things we need? Maybe even do it on your blog...hopefully I am not the only one who is confused."
|The hand basting step, not one to be overlooked!|
For me, I plan ahead by putting together a small, project specific, sewing "kit" that carries the essentials for finishing handwork on the go. The contents of the kit will vary depending on what I'm working on; maybe it's hand appliqué or perhaps it's hand piecing. For today's example I have a quilt top all bound with binding that's been hand-basted into position; that extra step enables me to whip down the binding while elimainating pins!
I use the same procedure for finishing whether I'm in the car or sitting in a chair on the patio. I know I'll need matching thread, needles, a small pair of scissors for snipping thread ends and a double sided tape roll too. I use a small section of tape inside the cover of my kit box to hold those thread ends until I can pull it loose and dispose of it in a trash can; that keeps the work area, wherever it may be, neat and tidy. It's pretty basic, it just requires a little pre-planning and preparation work ahead of time to make any project travel-ready!
Once done, you're on your way... project and all!
Life is Good!