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    Red face This comes in handy

    Check out this little thread holder - it came in handy when I took it to quilt class.

    The first one I made (with 2 1/2" strips) was too small and needed stabilizer. So I made another one, with 3" strips and medium weight interfacing. I like the second one better. I used the "edge joiner" foot instead of hand sewing the seams together. This was an easy project and fun to make.

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    Here are the directions:

    http://thestitchingroom.blogspot.com...r-pattern.html

    and "cute little pot for all your bits":

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...-a-t11300.html

    They make cute gifts! Enjoy.

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    Very cute

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    very nice ....

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    I really need to make a few of those. Nice job.
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    That is so very nice,
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    Nicely done.
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    Thanks! Not too early to be thinking of small gifts for crafty friends! How long did you cut the strips for the 3" version?
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    Very cute
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    Cute - directions look a bit confusing, but will give it a try.
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    Very cute!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Thanks! Not too early to be thinking of small gifts for crafty friends! How long did you cut the strips for the 3" version?
    For the 3" version, I also added 1/2" on to the length, to make it just a bit taller than the 2 1/2" version. You can actually make these little pots any size you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartiMorga View Post
    Cute - directions look a bit confusing, but will give it a try.
    The directions make it seem harder than it really is. You just take two corners and join them together. Once you start the joining process it's easy to see how the other arms go together. Super easy. Let me know if you have any questions and I will help you.

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    very cute idea

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    Very cute.

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    Very cute idea.

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    This is very cute. Thanks for the tute. Maybe a gift for my quilting group for Christmas?
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    Cute, I need to make one of those for the times when I hand sew. Thanks for the tute!
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    Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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    What is the edge joiner tool that was mentioned? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingbuddy View Post
    What is the edge joiner tool that was mentioned? Thanks
    Hi,

    It's a foot that allows you to move your needle position just slightly to the left (or right), with a guide keeping you on the edge of the fabric. It came in handy when joining the "legs" because my hand sewing isn't all that great. It also keeps the bowl a bit more stable.

    Here's a link of some pictures, depending on which sewing machine you have:

    edge joining foot

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    Done! Cute! Thanks for the idea!
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    That is so cute. Great job! Did you sew the arms by hand, or with an edge joiner foot?

    Thanks for posting your pic!

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    Those are adorable! They would make adorable gifts for friends - you could make the any widthand length varing the diameter and height - just thinking {{smiling}}. Thanks for sharing
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    Love it! Thanks for sharing.
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