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« on: June 12, 2012 09:05:12 AM »

I've heard of thread catchers, I've seen pictures of them but I've never actually seen one 'in real life.'  This past weekend I went to a Quilt Show in a nearby city and while walking through the vendor area I saw a booth with a number of them on display.  I was checking them out trying to decide if I should buy one or try to make my own (isn't that what most Craftsters do?)  I picked one up, used my hand to measure it, put it back down still trying to decide to buy or make.  All of a sudden, a hand appeard in front of me, grabbed the catcher I was looking at and took it away.  When I turned to see who would do such a thing I realized she was heading to the check out with it and I realized my decision was made for me.  That happened to be the only one of them I would have purchased.

So, home I came to figure out how to make one.  I googled Thread Catcher patterns and found one that looked fairly similar to what I had seen but larger than I wanted but I figured I could work with it and just make it on a smaller scale.  Easier said than done!!  It took way longer than I thought but I'm very happy with the outcome.  I wanted it to look professional and not homemade so I put extra care into cutting and sewing.

This is the result of my hard work:

                


The weighted pillow (filled with rice right now but I'm going to have to add something a little heavier as it wants to slip):

            

The bag (I love this button fabric!):

              

The inside (I wanted the button fabric to show on the upper part of the inside because when you are looking at it hanging, you see quite a bit of the inside)

            


I know I'll get lots of use out of this!
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012 09:12:25 AM »

Those fabrics are perfect for a thread catcher! Adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012 09:22:36 AM »

this is so cute!  i adore the fabrics you used so perfect!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012 11:52:36 AM »

Way cute! I need one for yarn ends
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012 03:31:58 PM »

Very nice. The button fabric is so cute.
Thread catchers are great. I was lucky enough to get one of these a few days ago in the sewing accessories swap. My partner added a swirl of hot glue to the bottom of the pincushion part which seems to do a good job of helping it "grip" the edge of my sewing table. You may try that if you cannot find a heavy enough filling.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2012 06:37:10 PM »

Very nice. The button fabric is so cute.
Thread catchers are great. I was lucky enough to get one of these a few days ago in the sewing accessories swap. My partner added a swirl of hot glue to the bottom of the pincushion part which seems to do a good job of helping it "grip" the edge of my sewing table. You may try that if you cannot find a heavy enough filling.

That might be just what I need - thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012 01:15:17 PM »

This is awesome! I definitely need one of these!
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013 08:29:20 AM »

That's lovely  Smiley ...having just cleared my crafting area I have just realized that I really need one of these!
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013 09:04:53 PM »

My floor is currently service as my thread catcher Smiley. I need one of these!! Yours looks great - very professional! Cute fabric too.
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013 10:41:49 PM »

My floor is currently service as my thread catcher Smiley. I need one of these!! Yours looks great - very professional! Cute fabric too.

Thanks for the compliments!  I've put my thread catcher to lots of use lately.
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