Kraft-Tex is a versatile heavy paper product that sews like fabric and acts like leather. It’s super sturdy, so is great for a project that will get a lot of use, like a travel kit for English paper piecing.
One of the joys of English Paper Piecing (EPP) is the technique’s portability. You can work on piecing a quilt almost anywhere – as long as you have your supplies nearby. And since you need just a few small items for English Paper Piecing Supplies, you don’t need a big, bulky tote bag. But to find just the right grab-and-go case for carrying my EPP projects when I’m on the move….
I wanted specific features in my travel case, but couldn’t find anything that had everything I wanted. So I designed this one! (The appliqué on the cover is optional, but it reminds me what I am likely to find inside.)
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The travel case for English paper piecing has zipper pockets – 2 with vinyl windows and one removable bag that attaches to the center of the cover with Velcro. I can pull that one out to use separately. The back of each zipped window pocket is also the front of a slip pouch, both front and back, that is just the right size for a small cutting mat and a pattern or a notebook. The Velcro tab closure keeps it all together.
This is not a beginner project – there are many moving parts, and turning corners with zippers is not for the faint-hearted. Also Kraft-Tex is a non-woven material, so it doesn’t allow you to ease pieces to fit. Measure twice; cut once!
Here is a step-by-step guide to how I made my travel case for English paper piecing!
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