Well, technically, it's a trash container. But "Thread Catcher," sounds more fun! ...or CD holder... or remote holder... or riding-in-the-car project holder. You have my permission to use it for anything you want. They are quick and fun to make, and they make a great gift for your crafty friends. With a little imagination, you can even personalize each one. The pattern also includes inner and outer pockets, and a 6-inch Churndash block that you can use for the top of the pincushion. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS pincushion 6" square; bag 6" X 6" X 2"