I found the perfect travel bag for all my applique tools in the cosmetic isle at my nearest department store! I found this (13w x 7h x 6d ) clear cosmetic bag there and it holds everything I need to applique while I'm on the go.
All this: my thread, thread catcher, needles, Clover needle threader, pin cushion, applique pins, notepad and pencil, gum, mints, ruler, my applique piece and an Ott Lite...
And, so your applique doesn't get wrinkled....here's a quick tip:
Roll it up around a paper towel tube. It works perfect!