Piecing in the Air with Jinny!
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- Piecing in the Air with Jinny!
February 01, 2014First, ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR AIRLINES BEFORE TRYING TO BRING ANYTHING ON BOARD.
Jinny has been piecing on the go for decades so she has all of this down pat. Here’s what she always carries:
- 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