Because road trips often involve long stretches of idle time, they are great opportunities to focus on handwork. Here are some ideas for passenger-seat projects!

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  • Machine-sew the binding to the front of several quilts prior to your trip, and then use the time in the car to hand-sew the binding to the backs.
  • Try hand-quilting a small project (or tackle a larger project if you are ambitious).
  • Hooped embroidery projects are also good candidates for sewing in the car, because you can put them down and pick them back up easily.
  • Many quilters find hand-stitching to be therapeutic, which helps alleviate any stress that might arise on a long drive.