Can you bear yet another post about my Thread Catchers? I have been selling them like hotcakes over at my Etsy shop and have recently made this one that is kind of over-the-top pretty, or at least I think so.
I used my Luna Notte scraps from my Hanging Basket quilt. I have lots of little odd bits left over and they were perfect for the paper-pieced pincushion. It is good sized, about four inches square and is filled with crushed walnut shells to give it a bit of heft. It is attached to the thread catcher with Velcro so that you can use it by itself if desired.
I have found little techniques and tricks along the way to make the construction of my Thread Catchers go a bit quicker. Faster is all well and good, but I actually get a better result, as well. I have worked up a way to insert the boning in the top of the bag that gives me a much cleaner and smoother edge at the opening on the bag.
I am wondering just what turn these things will take next. Can they get any better? Maybe... I have another pincushion idea in mind to try.
This particular Thread Catcher now resides in Perth, Australia. Kind of CRAZY, right? G'day!