- Small scissors – Dovo folding scissors or, for international travel, our Itty Bitty scissors
- Tiny Travel Tote for trash
- Needle minder
- Needles – John James betweens size 11
- Thimble – her favorite Tommie Jane Lane silver one
- Thread– Aurifil 28 weight
Here’s what our staffers like to travel with, besides the usual needles, thread, etc., whether by plane, by car, or just sitting in a doctor’s waiting room:
Barb – Sewline needle threader
Cecile – Yazzie bag
Carole – favorite thimble. “I took a cheap thimble on a trip and I wish I had brought a good one.”
Diane (our notions guru) – Studio magnetic needle-minder, spoon for quilting, needle case, Sewline Trio Colors marking pencil, and needle grippers.
Linda – desktop needle threader. “It cuts thread and has a magnet to pick up stray needles, threads perfectly every time and can go through security without the worries of scissors.”
Nancy – needle threader, Clover Thread Cutter Pendent and Perfect Piecer. “Those items and everything else get thrown into a mesh bag which fits in my purse.”
Eunice – Seam ripper (“because I am prone to mistakes”), Perfect Piecer, extra fabric (“to replace pieces of patchwork that I lose”), extra needles (“ I always drop or misplace at least one”)
Jane – Clover Thread Cutter Pendent and extra needles
1 thought on “Piecing in the Air with Jinny”
I noticed in the blog you mentioned that you piece with size 28 thread. I was wondering why since the “standard” piecing thread is size 50. Is size 50 only for machine work? I use it by hand as well.
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