In a campground, boondocking (no hook-ups, out in the “boonies”), outside, in a 24 ft travel trailer or 36 ft 5th wheel, from next to lakes, mountains, and deserts…you can make a quilt anywhere. 🙂
In our new HOWE (our Home On WhEels) there is plenty of space for my sewing area. It is in the living room opposite of Kevin’s desk.
There is plenty of room between Kevin’s chair and the sewing area.
We got this sewing machine case when I started quilting in February 2020. The case made it very nice to take my machine and supplies with me when I went to sew with my friends. Now it is the perfect protection for the machine when we are on the road. Trailers/5th wheels are very bouncy going down the road. My machine, in the case, rides with us in the truck. 🙂
Our new HOWE has this nice seating bench with storage. This is where I put my fabric, cutting mat and iron. Hum, it isn’t full yet…need to go to fabric store! 🙂
Sewing outside in just an incredible feeling. Doing what ya love in such a beautiful setting. Thankfully no bugs! 🙂
Even sewing in our first HOWE (25 ft 2020 Shadow Cruiser) worked just fine. I set the SewEzi table next to the dining seat. There was plenty of kitchen counter space for measuring and cutting fabric.
Some campgrounds have a community room/clubhouse where you can set up for sewing and spread out. I have had a blast sewing with friends in a few.
This is the latest quilt I finished. When I had the blocks all made and sewn together for this quilt top, I didn’t know what I would do with the quilt. As soon as I finished the quilt top, my sewing group from where we used to live said they were going to make quilts for Ukraine. Hellocottons.com has a great story about knowing people in Ukraine. I got teary eyed when I realized most of the fabric I had used are the colors of the Ukraine flag. When I took it to the longarmer, we started looking for a design. We saw the sunflower design and she said she thought the sunflower had something to do with Ukraine. Kevin looked it up on his phone and it is Ukraine’s flower! So yes, that had to be the design. (Longarm done by Terri Wetzel. On Facebook: Craftee2Quilts.)
I like to make yard flags. I make them for different seasons and holidays. This one is from a kit my sister-in-law gave me. (Kevin made the wood sign when we first started camping back in Sept 2020.)
This quilt block is one of my very favorites. I made this one into a yard flag for St Patrick’s Day while in Needles, CA.
Well, I won’t bore you with more quilt pictures. 🙂 Hopefully it gave you a little insight in how I make quilts while out and about.
9 thoughts on “How Do You Make Quilts While Out & About?”
Your quilts are beautiful! I like the colors of the Autumn flag, and the quilt for Ukraine is very touching. I have never made a quilt. I don’t want to start a new hobby, but someday I do hope to make a T-shirt quilt. One time, I did make a quilt pattern out of stained glass and inserted the squares into a table. There were four open spaces where glass had been. I have always loved quilts.
Thank you so much. I think you should make a quilt or even a small wall hanging, yard flag, or table runner. I am sure it would turn out beautifully.
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Thank you. I do like the idea to start small!
Those quilts are so good! I adore the Ukraine quilt. I love reading about your adventures (and I DID wonder about how you quilt in your HOWE, so thanks for answering that question!!)
Sue, you are so nice. Thank you for reading about our adventures. Hey, if you have a question for us, let us know and we will try to answer it in an upcoming blog. That would be fun. 🙂
You are amazing. I can’t even get a quilt done where I have a whole sewing room that used to be a bedroom!!
HA, at the house we sold, I had a huge family room downstairs as my sewing room. I think it was about a 15×30 ft room. 🙂
Yay! This is the post I’ve been waiting for! there is nothing boring about your quilts. I zoomed in on each photo to take a closer look at the stitching, fabric pattern, texture. I hope you will Continue posting photos of each quilt you finish. I enjoyed hearing about the process, and especially love the idea of sewing outdoors.
Thank you so much! I will remember to post the quilts I make from now on. That is such a sweet request.