Address: 235 W. Lake View Ave. Wasilla, AK 99654    Reservation Line: 907-357-0352

What to Pack

Have you ever arrived at a quilt/crafting retreat and realized you forgot something. Use this list when you’re packing to help you remember everything you might need. Here are some possibilities to remind you on what to bring to our bed and breakfast!

For your Sewing Machine

  • Sewing machine, clean and oil before the retreat if needed. Don’t forget the manual.
  • Sewing machine oi
  • Little screwdriver
  • Foot pedal and power cord to your machine.
  • Extension cord and power strip.
  • Extra needles for your machine.
  • Extension or tilt table for your machine.
  • Any of the feet you might need for your machine. Walking foot, 1/4″ foot, zipper foot, etc.
  • Bobbins, extra bobbins
  • Lint brush
  • Pad or cushion for your chair

For your Projects

  • Thread for each project
  • Button, zippers, batting, interfacing, etc. you might need
  • Scissors for cutting fabric, a pair for paper and a pair for cutting threads at the machine or when hand sewing
  • Rulers
  • Seam ripper
  • Thread catcher
  • Pincushion and pins
  • Hand sewing needles and thimble
  • Marking pens and pencils
  • Measuring tape
  • Travel iron and small board or mat if doing paper piecing, etc.
  • Spray starch, sizing or Best Press
  • Ott light and magnifier if needed
  • Fabric for your projects. You can pre-cut things at home to save time. Don’t forget some scraps to test out your machine
  • Masking tape and/or scotch tape
  • Cutting mat, small or medium
  • Rotary cutter and extra blades
  • Basting glue or glue stick
  • Basting spray, batting, safety pins and backing if you’re layering a quilt
  • Zip lock bags in a variety of sizes
  • Pattern, book or instructions for your projects
  • Hand stitching project in case you get tired of sitting at the machine or just want to sit and relax.

Misc. Items

  • Paper, a notebook, graph paper, pens, pencils, felt tip marker, Post-it-notes
  • Your glasses! Sunglasses too
  • Prescriptions
  • Water bottle you can refill
  • Band-aids
  • Tylenol, Ibuprofen or other painkillers
  • Chocolate
  • Lip balm
  • Kleenex
  • Nail file – you might need it to smooth out templates too
  • Hand lotion
  • Stain remover pen
  • Clothing you can layer depending on the weather
  • Comfortable shoes and slippers
  • Snacks to share
  • Camera and battery
  • Charging cables for camera, phone, laptop, tablet, etc.
  • Maps or an app on your phone so you won’t get lost
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