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Thread: those collapsible/pop up thread catchers

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    those collapsible/pop up thread catchers

    way too cute. I've been asked to teach them for to a class of 25
    They will be paying a materials fee.
    So I want something more elegant than cut up pringles cans

    does anyone have a nice alternative, even tho it won't show?

    little bigger or smaller no prob.
    I even thought of cut up plastic mayo jars but haven't a clue how to cute them even and smooth...

    here is a tutorial of the project.
    http://fabrictherapy.blogspot.com/20...le-thread.html

    thank you, Sharyn

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    I actually made something similar to this with my sister a couple of years ago! It has held up just fine - we used pringle cans as well. Stick to what works, is what I say.
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    Wow, that is so cute. and such detailed instructions too! I will think on doing this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    Wow, that is so cute. and such detailed instructions too! I will think on doing this one.
    Me too! I also think sticking with what works is the way to go. Maybe you can get your dh to do the cutting for you pre-class.

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    So any sturdy cardboard tube you can cut would work. I also think I would stick with the Pringle’s tube since you have all the measurements. If you wanted to work out a different size, an oatmeal container would probably work as well.

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    Very cute and practical!! Would a canning jar ring work??

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    Thanks for that link. I just bookmarked it. Started a new hand quilting project a couple of days ago and was thinking I really should have a thread catcher nearby instead of just tossing them all onto the table top.

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    I am pretty sure when I made these years ago, I used small embroidery hoops with the screw removed and the end glued together. But it has been so long ago, I could be mistaken.

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    What about a plastic coffee can??

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    Cute. Will get some pringles next shopping trip.

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    I went to make and take class at guild to make these. Lots of fun. We stapled the ends of strips cut from cheap cutting boards sold at the dollar tree to make the rings. I still have mine and use it.
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    Maybe you could use canning jar lids and rings? They would fit together....
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    I used a small embroidery hoop that I bought 35 years ago. I'll never use an embroidery hoop that small again. Love my little thread catcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I went to make and take class at guild to make these. Lots of fun. We stapled the ends of strips cut from cheap cutting boards sold at the dollar tree to make the rings. I still have mine and use it.
    What a great idea and would make plenty containers.

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    That is so darling and easy to make, thank you for sharing
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    thanks for all the good ideas!

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    The only part of the pringle can that will be used is the metal rim, or just keep cutting rings from the can. Other thing you can used, 1 part of the embroidery hoop, the other half can also be used.

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    I’ve made them before and had very good success with embroidery hoops
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