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    Can you give me a hint of what kind of rubber tubing you used Please?

    Diameter of tubing? type of material? there is a staggering aray of tubing availble. I don't use a lot of "tubbed" foodstuffs... erm actually thinking about it, I don't use any... :lol: so would like to get some tubing to make some of these.

    many thanks
    Becks

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    Cheezy, I'm of course not Elle, but I wondered if you use any sour cream, tub butter, canned peanuts, moisturizer, oxy-clean....lots of things have a little plastic lid. I've saved several lids from the things listed above and also potato salad and peanut butter. You might just take a good look around your kitchen, laundry and bathroom...good luck!

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    Thanks Patti for stepping in....ruddy computer screen gave up the ghost yesterday.

    the tubing I used was just a piece of tubing it dinīt have a hole in it but in retrospect it was a bit heavy and any of the above items mentioned by Patti would be great. Just cut the middle out of the lid and use the round piece, easy peasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Cheezy, I'm of course not Elle, but I wondered if you use any sour cream, tub butter, canned peanuts, moisturizer, oxy-clean....lots of things have a little plastic lid. I've saved several lids from the things listed above and also potato salad and peanut butter. You might just take a good look around your kitchen, laundry and bathroom...good luck!
    Thanks for these suggestions, but sadly i don't use anything that comes in round plastic tubs. i cook mostly from scratch and don't use butter... But I did manage to find something that works. I used 6 core cable for alarms... It was very inexpensive and taped upnicely into the shape I needed.

    So I had made on last night using hoop, and when it was folded up ot reminded me of a frosting pile on a cup cake.
    Cue the lightbulbs.....

    A demolished cerial packet, a calculator and compass later a voila, I have a cupcake pincushion and thread catcher set!!!!

    The button is on a ribbon on the inside which is tucked into the base circles. the ribbon is just the right length to get caught in the twist and finish off the top.

    I am soo pleased with it I have to make more!

    Thanks for the original catcher idea.
    Becks
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    Becks that is just gorgeous. Well done you for coming up with a substitute. I love it.

    Elle

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    Well, now, how cute is that!!! I tell ya', quilters are the masters of coming up with cool solutions when "re-using" things! I just love your cupcake...its cute, cute, cute!

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    What makes this stand up when you are using it?

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    for substitute for the embroidery hoop, how about a piece of tubing like for fish tanks? I use that often and use a 1" piece of dowel into each end to make the circle. Susan G

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    Well... I still haven't made one, but I still think it would be a great Xmas table gift for quilty friends!

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    Thank you for the awesome photos and instructions, this is exactly what I've been looking for!!

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