My Favorite Way to Travel with EPP

English paper piecing is my favorite sewing project to take on vacation. It’s so relaxing to sit in the passenger seat of the car or on a plane and work with your hands. Earlier this month, we traveled 3,000 miles across five states — with all that driving, I knew I needed a fun project to work on, but also a way to keep it organized.

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I saw this idea for EPP storage in Quilts & More magazine and thought this was the perfect time to put it into practice. You use a portion-control lunch box to separate supplies and keep them safe. (See this lunch box + all my favorite EPP tools here.)

I love this storage idea for so many reasons! Here’s why:

  • It has three compartments of different sizes to hold supplies of all shapes.
  • It’s made of silicone, so sharp objects won’t poke holes. It also makes it water-proof.
  • It has a snap-on cover, so even if it tips upside-down, your supplies will still stay in place.
  • It collapses, so when it’s not in use, it will take up minimal space in your sewing room.


I’m working on more of these fun bookmarks to give as Christmas presents. They’re a free pattern on my blog, so click here to get it! They’re perfect for using mini charm squares (of which I have so many). I made a lot of progress on our trip, and am so happy I had the perfect storage solution for all my favorite supplies.

Thanks for joining me for “happy hour”,


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How do you store your EPP projects? Tell me in the comments!

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