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Thread: Quilters' Caddy using Fons & Porter free pattern

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    I saw this being made on one of the Fons and Porter tv programs. Downloaded the pattern:
    http://www.fonsandporter.com/content...ters_Caddy.pdf

    Making it was a nice break from some of my big WIPs :-)

    You start with a 5 quart bucket from Lowes, and some nylon screening (amazingly we had some on hand but I'm sure you can get it at a hardware store).

    The instructions are excellent...written in BabyLock terms (names for the feet) but no problem. One helpful hint was to use their J foot (which is the blind hem foot) to topstitch close to the edge of the binding.

    Note that I filled the caddy wth a significant part of my thread stash...I use pipecleaners to keep the spools and bobbins together.

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    Very handy

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    I saw this program....you did a great job

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    Thanks for this link and pic, it's really cute and very useful. Yours looks great! Also, love the pipe cleaner idea, very organized - may have to 'borrow' this idea. :-)

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    How fun. It will be so great to use.

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    Beautiful caddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana
    I saw this being made on one of the Fons and Porter tv programs. Downloaded the pattern:
    http://www.fonsandporter.com/content...ters_Caddy.pdf

    Making it was a nice break from some of my big WIPs :-)

    You start with a 5 quart bucket from Lowes, and some nylon screening (amazingly we had some on hand but I'm sure you can get it at a hardware store).

    The instructions are excellent...written in BabyLock terms (names for the feet) but no problem. One helpful hint was to use their J foot (which is the blind hem foot) to topstitch close to the edge of the binding.

    Note that I filled the caddy wth a significant part of my thread stash...I use pipecleaners to keep the spools and bobbins together.
    this was posted earlier this week...
    I want to make a few, but was not sure about the screening! DId you use fiberglass or aluminum screening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana
    I saw this being made on one of the Fons and Porter tv programs. Downloaded the pattern:
    http://www.fonsandporter.com/content...ters_Caddy.pdf

    Making it was a nice break from some of my big WIPs :-)

    You start with a 5 quart bucket from Lowes, and some nylon screening (amazingly we had some on hand but I'm sure you can get it at a hardware store).

    The instructions are excellent...written in BabyLock terms (names for the feet) but no problem. One helpful hint was to use their J foot (which is the blind hem foot) to topstitch close to the edge of the binding.

    Note that I filled the caddy wth a significant part of my thread stash...I use pipecleaners to keep the spools and bobbins together.
    this was posted earlier this week...
    I want to make a few, but was not sure about the screening! DId you use fiberglass or aluminum screening?
    Definitely not aluminum screening...perhaps fiberglas but really it felt like nylon. As I said, we had it around the house (probably for repairs, or for when we made screens to cover windows in our boat). In any case, no problems sewing with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana
    I saw this being made on one of the Fons and Porter tv programs. Downloaded the pattern:
    http://www.fonsandporter.com/content...ters_Caddy.pdf

    Making it was a nice break from some of my big WIPs :-)

    You start with a 5 quart bucket from Lowes, and some nylon screening (amazingly we had some on hand but I'm sure you can get it at a hardware store).

    The instructions are excellent...written in BabyLock terms (names for the feet) but no problem. One helpful hint was to use their J foot (which is the blind hem foot) to topstitch close to the edge of the binding.

    Note that I filled the caddy wth a significant part of my thread stash...I use pipecleaners to keep the spools and bobbins together.
    What if you don't have a serger?? Is there another way to finish it?

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    There was no serging involved. You basically enclose the edges of the screen (on top) with the binding -- pretty much the usual way except no hand sewing.

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