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Topic: Thread catcher, scraps bin, desk bin, whatever you want to call it. :-)  (Read 5994 times)
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« on: September 06, 2012 06:12:07 PM »


I've been wanting one of these for a long time, so that I wasn't constantly having all the ends of the thread get all stuck to the other bits on the table, or struggling to get it all to the bin without dropping it!





If you want to know how to make one, I did a fairly comprehensive tutorial here: http://snottydog.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/how-to-make-a-thread-catcher-or-scraps-bin/



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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012 08:08:41 PM »

Nice!! My sewing table is always a mess of fabric scraps and thread bits Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012 12:31:41 AM »

Thank you Thank you Thank you for putting this up here. I've wanted one of these since the first time I saw it here on Craftster. (Palm on forehead moment) I didn't think to use vinyl for the iron on stuff. You Rock!!! Thank you for showing me the way!!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012 05:05:19 AM »


Thanks LimeRiot  Cheesy

@Jinjeet Phoenix - You're welcome, you're welcome, you're welcome! lol   Grin

Am so glad you found it helpful.   Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012 07:11:19 AM »

It is such funny timing that you put this up now.. I was sewing last night and kept throwing my thread bits on the ground next to my machine and thought there must be a better way.  And along comes your post Smiley

I couldn't think of what exactly would work but I think this will.  Thanks so much for sharing!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012 07:47:14 AM »


Hey suzyscissors, you're welcome - if you make one, let me know how you found the tutorial?  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2012 07:51:41 AM »


Oh, and if you have a lot of scraps, you just leave the cuff turned up:


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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2012 11:39:25 AM »

It is such funny timing that you put this up now.. I was sewing last night and kept throwing my thread bits on the ground next to my machine and thought there must be a better way.  And along comes your post Smiley

I couldn't think of what exactly would work but I think this will.  Thanks so much for sharing!!

Unbelievable timing!!!  Exactly how I felt last night! Cheesy

Thanks--I can't wait to make this and show it off...I never sew for myself, but this is needed!
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2012 11:45:29 AM »


Awesome!!  Glad it's of help, alwaysinmyroom - do let me know how you find the tutorial - it's only the second or third one that I've done, and definitely the most pic-heavy and comprehensive, and it would be good to know if it's as easy to follow as I hope it is?   Wink

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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012 08:09:42 PM »

I followed your tutorial and made two!!  One for my sewing area and one for my cutting area!  Thanks again for your inspiration!



In action! Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012 03:02:45 AM »


OMG, they're fantastic......!!   Grin

You're welcome, alwaysinmyroom.  Glad you could follow it.  I'm so impressed with your results, thanks for sharing piccies, they look fabulous!!   Grin  Grin Grin

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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2012 06:45:18 AM »

ha ha I can't believe I did not make something like these before...such an easy peasy fix that has made my crafting and sewing so much more enjoyable (and neater!)...I guess every now and then, someone does a project that kicks your butt in gear...thanks again! 

The red one actually matches the sewing chair I recovered---so I used scraps:  you don't need to buy anything--use what you have! Cheesy
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