Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Travel Tip

My husband and I just got back from a trip to Florida. It was a great time to be away from Indiana and the snow, ice, and cold. Anyway...I don't like to go anywhere without some sewing to do. I am never sure what the TSA rules are about scissors, snips, and such, (I know I could go on line and find out, but I'm just too lazy.) so I needed to figure out something else that would work. I tried using the thread cutter on my needle threader. That didn't work because it left the end of the thread too frayed to go through the eye of my quilting needle. Then, I thought I'd give this a try...

My fingernail clippers worked GREAT! I took the best clippers I have; they make a clean cut of the thread and I could also use them to clip the thread close to the quilt when I ended a line of stitching. (I was VERY careful not to clip into my quilt.)

Give this a try on YOUR next trip. Let me know how it works for you.