27 October, 2012

Evolution of a Thread Catcher


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!

9 comments:

  1. T--
    Beautiful!!! And I love the scissors......were they your Mom's??
    K

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  2. No, the scissors were not my Mom's, but I love them anyway. They also have a little embossed metal sheath that they slide into. I found them at an estate sale on St. Simon's Island in Georgia.

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  3. Do you have a pattern for this? It's beautiful - and now I'm feeling guilty about the other thread catcher you made that I said I would like! LOL

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  4. I'm presently working on the pattern for this, Meira. It's my plan to have it available at my Etsy shop soon. Have loved all of your comments on my various posts. It's wonderful to know that some visitors browse through...

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  5. This is so neat and would make good gift fot my quilting friends at church-do you have the pattern available yet?

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  6. I am so glad you decided to post about this beauty again as it is the first time I have come across it. What a beautiful piece of work. The pin cushion is amazing. Just delightful.

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  7. would love to purchase the pin cushion/thread catcher,and the PDF. when are they going to be available?

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  8. I will have a thread catcher pattern available very soon,(next week, fingers crossed...) not this particular version, but one similar to this will be available soon, as well. Thanks so much for your interest.

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  9. I would like to buy one of these Could you email me a eisenzimmerpat@gmail.com Thank you Pat

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