The problem was that while the cutter itself has a handy carrying handle, the dies were all in a carrier bag.
Here they are. There is a really handy 2.5" strip cutter die, but it's 24" long! Very unwieldy. Liz suggested it might be an idea to get a trolley or suitcase to put everything in, which I thought was a good idea. Then I decided a bag would be easier to cope with than a suitcase, although none of the supermarket type bags are long enough for the strip cutter die. There was nothing for it but to make a bag.
Not the most attractive of bags, but since it's made of curtaining fabric and lined with the same, I'm hoping it will be durable. The wrap around handles should give a bit of extra strength too. But then I thought we needed a list of the contents, so it could be checked off on return. A laminated sheet inside? A laminated sheet tied to the handles? A luggage label tied to the handles? And then I decided.
I cut a piece of the handle fabric, zigzagged it on the side and wrote the contents with a permanent pen! I've left some room for future purchases to be added too. Basic, but functional!
And what have I been doing with the cutter?
I used the Value die, which has 4.5" and 2.5" squares, plus 2.5" half square triangles to make this star. I quite like the triangles which have seam allowance on the side, but still glad the machine's hired, not bought.