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    What is this?

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Size:  1.21 MBMy friend found this in a scrap basket of Christmas fabric someone gave her. Does anyone know what it is? It almost looks like a cozy, but the diameter is quite small. Just thought somebody may have made something like this at one time or another. Thanks.

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    Is it sewn anywhere? Can you show us?
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    Maybe a hot coffee holder

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    Looks like a thread catcher to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCquilter View Post
    Maybe a hot coffee holder

    My guess, too. The wings on the right side might be "handles".
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    Will it fit vin and over amug for pockets mug organiser
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    Im thinking thread catcher too. the flap fits under the sewing machine and holds the catcher in place in front of the sewing machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris View Post
    Is it sewn anywhere? Can you show us?
    Here are three views of it. Each side (front and back) looks like the first photo, but it does open up like the third photo shows. Thank you!

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    Looks a lot like the base square for cathedral window block, although I would not have used a print fabric. Maybe that's why it was in the trash.
    Last edited by peacebypiece; 12-23-2012 at 02:16 PM. Reason: spelling

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    I have not a clue!!!!!

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    Opened up, I have no idea wat it is, but all folded up, it reminds me of a paper fortune teller made out of fabric.

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    I'm not sure but I have seen coasters where the base of the wine glass slips into the openings of the squares and then the glass, when it is being used, always has a coaster.

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    I sure does look like a cathedral window base!! Interesting choice for fabric...wonder if the center was going to be a solid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacebypiece View Post
    Looks a lot like the base square for cathedral window block, although I would not have used a print fabric. Maybe that's why it was in the trash.
    Yup!!!! I agree with this.

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    Machined cathedral window. OR.... a hat for a borrower or elf or pixie or fairy
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    It's a wine glass coaster. The base of the glass fits into the coaster so that it doesn't leave rings on the furniture.
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    I think it's a part of a cathedral window quilt. It looks like a piece of the background that you would use to sew the square into.

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    I believe it's a coaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slicksister View Post
    Looks like a thread catcher to me.
    Looks like a thread catcher to me as well. Just needs buttons on the flaps.

    Perhaps that is why it was in with the scraps. They started making it and forgot how to finish it. The thread catcher is usually a triangle, but I did see one recently that was a square.
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    I thought coaster, also, but they are usually made with three different fabrics, not one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piecNpat View Post
    Name:  2012-12-22 15.50.08.jpg
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Size:  1.21 MBMy friend found this in a scrap basket of Christmas fabric someone gave her. Does anyone know what it is? It almost looks like a cozy, but the diameter is quite small. Just thought somebody may have made something like this at one time or another. Thanks.
    Dont know what it is, but I bet it can be whatever you want!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrepid Niddering View Post
    Opened up, I have no idea wat it is, but all folded up, it reminds me of a paper fortune teller made out of fabric.
    That is what it looked like to me too.

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    Maybe it was meant to hold a Christmas candle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrepid Niddering View Post
    Opened up, I have no idea wat it is, but all folded up, it reminds me of a paper fortune teller made out of fabric.
    That was my first thought too. Weren't those things fun?

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    That was the first thing I was shown how to do almost two years ago by a lady here. They are coasters to use either flat or put a glass inside if it will fit at the bottom. I have some of them around here somewhere that she gave me back than and I use them for such when I happen upon one.
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