To prepare for the trip I have obviously packed my suitcases full of my sketchbooks, art supplies, finished quilts and the new thingamajig I have concocted to help making stitching on the plane easier. You may recall I experienced a little turbulence on the last plane trip I took and ended up spending too much time stopping my quilt-tin from ending up on the floor.
So here it is - I will take some pictures to show you how I get along with it, and let you know what refinements are needed once it has been tried and tested. I am just hoping it will fit over the tray table!
I also need to thank a lady named Sue who follows my blog, who came up with a great idea. She suggested I made a small fabric bag with a magnet inside and stitch this to a piece of elastic with a popper at each end. This can be stretched around the tray - or other items - to hold the tin in place. Sue - I have made one - and am going to try that out too! I did not have any elastic or poppers (they are all packed!) so I used the sleeve of an old shirt, a fridge magnet, a piece of tape and an odd bit of velcro I found in a box. It isn't pretty, but I hope it will be good enough to test the idea.
I'll let you know how it works!
see my quilts in these magazines
Festival Of Quilts
Sew On The Go