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« on: October 27, 2008 11:11:49 AM »

Hey everyone!  I made this thread catcher about a week ago.  I looked at mimiw's post (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257125.0) and kinda just made it up as I went along.  My pin cushion is not removable and my thread catcher does not sit on my desk, it hangs from my desk handle.  I just put stuffing in the pin cushion instead of sand because I didn't feel like waiting to get sand.  I also didn't have any interfacing to mike it more stable, but it serves its purpose pretty well.  Hope you guys like it!

Comments and criticism are greatly appreciated!!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008 02:13:48 PM »

That is so much nicer than what i use - a plastic bag! I`m going to make one of these now, thanks  Smiley
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008 03:17:10 PM »

Very nice!!  I also tape a bag to my sewing cabinet.  This is a much nicer alternative!  Good job.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008 03:18:38 PM »

That`s so adorable. Thanks for the inspiration - got to make one tomorrow  Smiley

« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008 10:12:36 PM »

i got you all beat i just let my threads fall in the floor or on me. when im done i have to sweep the floor and change. i like this so much better. im going to have to make me one.

« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008 12:39:16 PM »

Great idea!  I "sew" need one of those.  I usually pile the threads up in the corner....then the cat gets on the sewing table when I'm not looking and gets them everywhere.  That and my bobbins, she's always stealing my bobbins!!

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008 01:08:43 PM »

I made two of them a few months ago and have no idea how I ever lived without them.  One stays on my sewing table and the other sits on my ironing board.  I find that having the pin cushion removable makes emptying it easier. Also, instead of using the strapping tape the pattern recommends, I used a regular old drinking straw and it worked just as well. It's a great way to use up those scraps that are too big to throw out but too small to use anymore. 

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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2008 05:05:28 PM »

What a great idea!  I frankly never thought of attaching the threadcatcher to anything else! (!DUH!)  Thanks for the clever design, dizzybell06!
And Ambimom, you gave us a fabulous idea with the drinking straw!

I can't wait to make one of these!

Thanks for sharing!
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2008 06:17:42 PM »

I've got to make myself a couple of these.  I use the maybe-it-will-hit-the-wastebasket method and then get out the vacuum. Good work!
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