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Thread Catcher with Pin Cushion

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Category Sewing
Style Cute, Eco-Friendly, Funky
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, muslin, batting, polyster boning and one cup of crushed walnut shells

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What are you most proud of? That it is so functional and useful. The shells give the pin cushion enough weight that the thread catcher easily hangs at my sewing or cutting table.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just follow the instructions step by step

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nicely done, did you use something special to hold the catcher open?

10/05/2012 Flag

It is polyester boning whcih is used in costuming for corsets and bustiers. It holds it's shape but is s bendable. I found it at JoAnns.

10/05/2012 Flag

Is there a pattern?

10/12/2015 Flag

I found the pattern in a magazine called Simple Quilts & Sewing #121 from the editors of Quilt magazine in 2011. However Rob Appell of Man Sewing has an excellent video on You Tube for a Weighted Pin Cushion with scap bag that is virtually identical to the project I made.

10/21/2015 Flag