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.
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!