Monday, October 19, 2015

Monday Morning Star Count, October 19, 2015

I emptied my pentagon travel case and returned the special notions to their usual spots in the sewing room this week.  I've decided to work a bit on Travel Quilt #5 in preparation for my upcoming EPP Lecture in Williston Park this Wednesday.  I'd like to have something big to show off.
Not much progress to show, but I'm prepped for when free time appears.

What have you been working on?  If you have several EPP projects going at once, how do you keep them separate and do you pack different notions in each case or do you switch them out?  I'd love to hear how it works for you guys.



  1. Do you keep more than one pencil travel case for the various project, or do you just switch the contents entirely every time you want to work on a new project?

  2. I sometimes have more than one thing going on at once. I have a square Tupperware container that I use to hold my scissors, pins, papers, thread, needle, etc. If I switch out one project for another I mostly just have to make sure I have the right color thread with me. Since I am retired I have little need to leave the house and do most of my stitching on my couch.

  3. I keep each project separate with everything I need for each one in its own box. It's too difficult to remember what is where to try to swap things out. I do the same with all my projects - crazy quilt, blackwork, needlepoint, etc. I like to have everything I need for a project whenever I feel like working on it.

  4. I keep each project in plastic zip bags in a basket if I'm working on them at home but if I'm travelling they go into one of the fabric bags I've made , depending on how much I'm taking. Then, of course, there's the totally disorganised mess of hexagons, diamonds etc that have been cut from scraps that live together in another basket next to my chair in front of the TV!

  5. I'm just a mess - my stuff is all over the place. I must get organised because I'm never going to get a sewing room! Impressed by all the commenters who have it all sorted.

  6. I have a tupperware box which stores all my notions and I keep that by my "sewing chair". I have 2 EPP projects on the go at present, one is on my design wall at present the one lives in a deep wooden tea tray, which can be carried to my chair when needed.
    I always have some "sanity sewing" which is any handworked item (not necessarily a quilt). and that stays in my sewing room. When my husband is away, my "sewing chair" gets gradually surrounded by fabric, half done projects, quilt books and empty coffee cups LOL


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