Quilting from anywhere!
I love a great road trip. No matter if I’m traveling cross country or cross town to the next Quilt Shop, any excuse to get out for a new adventure and I’m in. But, for those longer journeys, here’s a list of the 5 best quilting projects to sew on the road.
This week I’m traveling by air to Nevada for my mom’s birthday. It’s a trek I make every year. This year we’ll be driving down to Las Vegas for an added adventure. However, driving from Reno to Las Vegas is an 8 hour drive plus stops. Between the road trip and my 4-hour layovers both directions, I knew I needed to take a quilting project with me just to stay sane. I can’t abide idle hands. 😉
So, after packing up my quilt project supplies I thought you’d like to to check out the best quilt projects for traveling!
Top 5 Quilting projects you can sew on the Road
English Paper Piecing (EPP) – Epp is the art of wrapping fabric around a paper template (usually in hexagons and other geometric shapes) then hand stitching them together to form your quilt top.
Hooped Embroidery – This is one of my favorites! I especially like to work on cross stitch and other fun hand embroidery pieces.
Hand Applique – Applique can also easily be done in the hoop. However, when taking this project on the road I like to spray baste my pieces to the foundation ahead of time so it’s less slipping and sliding while on the road.
Hand Quilting – The time-honored tradition of hand quilting your quilt sandwich is great when on the road or on a plane! However, those queen and king size quilts are better worked on in a car. 😊
Hand Binding a Quilt – Just like hand quilting, the binding is another great project you can do just about anywhere. I even know of a few designers that have been caught hand binding a quilt on the plane to their next quilt show!
No matter where your destination, or how long it takes to get there, having a great quilt project to take along helps the time go faster and you’ll soon have a fabulous new quilt!
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