With presents to wrap and cookies to bake, applique projects seem to get pushed to the back burner. With a little planning it is easy to keep the current project handy for a few moments of stitching while cookies bake or you wait for kids from program and sports practices. Zip closure bags are handy for keeping supplies together. Place small scissors, needle pack, threader and threads, plus any other applique tools your project requires in a one quart zip bag(I like the freezer weight). Place your project in a 2 gallon size zip bag along with the quart bag of supplies, and your project is portable and ready to go.