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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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sewing kit

Inspired by Jessica‘s fantastic sewing kit for her diamonds quilts, I put together a similar kit for my diamonds quilt as well as the hand quilting I’m doing (and it’s all ready to go for bindings, too).  So far it’s so handy I can’t believe I ever lived without it.  Here’s a peek:

All this organization has paid off–look what I made!

Neicee - so jealous! I got my box today and patis in the mail today..Need to get motivated to do the rest…Looks good girl!

susan riddell - Hi traci , Your sewing box is great , it makes a big difference if you have everything within reach when you do these projects. it’s so good if you go away , all you have to do is pick up the box and your ready to go and stitch when you feel like it. I don’t have a lovely box like yours but have 2 big zippered see thru bags with all my bits for making these stars. In often get a heap prepared and put into ziplock bags and then stitch when i feel like it. I really like the white centered stars you are doing too. sue~n.z.

Sandra in WA - I was looking for a box that kind of style at J’s last November for a birthday gift for my DD. She has started sewing in the last year and I bought her a bunch of notions for her birthday. This is just the kind of holder I would love to have found. Wish I had seen this post a few days ago and I would have picked her up one for Mother’s Day. (She is now the mom of a beautiful 5 month old baby girl).

I’m going to be looking for this box. Thanks for letting me know it was out there.

jessica - this is A-mazing!
you’re totally ready to go. i’m in awe of how many diamonds you’ve cut, do you want to come over and cut some more for me?!
great job, happy piecing!

Audrey - Your stars are looking beautiful!

Angela - oh fun! What a great box to help be prepared!

Suzanne - This is just a dream! It totally appeals to my organizational self. I’m sure it’s so handy for on the go work. Thanks for sharing!

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