The other day Vince was shopping and I was tagging along. One of his stops was Big Lots and I came across this little tote that is just perfect for my hexie project.
As you can see, it was $6.50. I wish I had picked up another one. It’s pretty handy!
In the bottom section are my extra hexie papers, dental floss (which I can’t live without), an emery board, Post-It notes, a pen and Kleenex.
Middle section has needles, thread, paper clips, thimble, lotion bar, tweezers, scissors and there’s plenty of room for other spools of thread or whatever else I might need. What else do I need?
Top layer has hexie papers and plastic that have already been opened/removed from their package, along with cut fabric and a few already basted hexies.
Ready to go . . Have Hexies . . Will Travel! 🙂
The only thing I don’t have is a place to put the completed units once I start sewing the hexies to each other. I have a couple of ideas and I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it but for now, I’m happy to have the little container to keep all the hexie stuff together.
I like having a dedicated container for my projects. I like your hexi container.
Fabulous idea!! Having a ‘to go’ bag/container ready ‘to go’ is a must!! This is a clever idea.
barbara woods says
i have one of those that i keep sewing things in. Gave 4.50 for it at big lots
Please tell us why dental floss is so essential to your hexie supplies. Inquiring minds and all that stuff. You’ve got scissors, so I don’t think it’s for cutting thread.
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I too have one of these type of containers for my hand sewing. Hubby bought mine at Joann’s with a good discount coupon. I have my finished pieces in the center of the container on top of things. you could move some of your little things like thread into the top in one of the little squares. I am doing a star quilt using the 60 degree diamond. So far I have over 3364 pieces sewn together. I am adding one more row into the bottom before adding a border. I am guessing that by the end I will have close to 5000 hand sewn pieces in my quilt top.
You are such a quilter! The first thing we have to do is organize a project. LOL I have some similar things for my threads and ribbons and CQ supplies. The hexagons are always in Whitman’s tins, for some reason – space, probably. Love your bargain! It looks to me as if you have everything you need. Maybe a rubber circle for needle pulling, but I don’t wind up using it often.
Denise :) says
As long as we’re on a hexie run, you might take a look at this handy caddy: http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2014/02/suction-cup-sponge-holderto-car-sewing.html?showComment=1415459520329#c6590937568602579886 Perfect for easy access while you’re traveling (and the passenger)!!! 🙂
I think this little hexie case is a great way to carry your completed hexies: http://www.thezenofmaking.com/2013/08/tutorial-english-paper-piecing-travel-kit-hexies-part-3.html
Beth C says
Wow. I have to find one of those. But what do you do with the dental floss
Peg H says
I love these things! This is what I keep my quilting/sewing tools in. It’s perfect for your hexie projects! How about adding one more layer (maybe two) to hold the finished hexies?
Liz A. says
Here’s a good tip — punch holes in those paper hexies and they will be much easier to remove. Just use a chopstick to pop them out. I also pin the papers to the fabric thru the hole.