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« on: April 23, 2009 09:02:57 PM »

What is the thing that catches scraps on a serger called? And can I get a replacement one?

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009 05:42:42 AM »

I made this one (http://www.kquilts-studio.com/pincushionthread_catcher_tutori.htm) in two different versions. The one just like the tutorial sits beside my sewing machine. The other, instead of making a pin cushion, I made a scoot pad. I found a cheap neoprene mouse pad, covered the top of it with the fabric I was using, and attached the scrap 'bucket' to that. (Actually, to the fabric, before I glued it down to the mouse pad.) I put the scoot pad under my serger, which keeps it from scooting across the table as I sew, and the scraps fall off the edge into the bucket part.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009 09:43:25 AM »

...I made a scoot pad. I found a cheap neoprene mouse pad, covered the top of it with the fabric I was using, and attached the scrap 'bucket' to that. (Actually, to the fabric, before I glued it down to the mouse pad.) I put the scoot pad under my serger, which keeps it from scooting across the table as I sew, and the scraps fall off the edge into the bucket part.

I love this idea and the mouse pad is so much better than the hard plastic w/bag that my sewing center sells for almost $30....I'm sure your idea is much more effective, prettier, and cheaper!

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009 05:43:33 AM »

The other thing the mouse pad does is make it quieter, too. You can get cheap mouse pads at Walmart (and sometimes in the box with your new computer). If the machine still walks around the table, just peel the fabric backing off the bottom of the mouse pad so that the bare neoprene is on the table.

You can also you a piece of mouse pad under your foot control, too. I peeled the fabric off of one side, E6000'd the controller to the fabric side of the pad and let it dry, then trimmed around it. Ta da! No more disappearing foot controller!
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