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Old 02-24-2017, 05:37 AM
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Good job, those look really handy!
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Old 02-24-2017, 05:45 AM
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Those are so cute. Sure will make great gifts.
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Old 02-24-2017, 05:59 AM
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I've made the organizer...love it! Have store bought thread catchers, but will have to try making one too. Yours are great!
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:00 AM
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Those are very cute.
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:07 AM
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Great idea about the plastic butter dish. I made one of the thread catchers but didn't think about putting any kind of liner in it. Thanks.

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Those are both great projects & yours turned out really well. I made a pin cushion/thread catcher similar to yours. I put a little empty round plastic butter container in my thread catcher. It makes for easy removal of threads when full. Thanks for sharing your lovelies with us. I used that green plastic strapping that Home Depot has to strap down lumber in mine for circle top of the bag. Home Depot will give it to you for free.
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:10 AM
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Great projects. Our small quilt group meets in a church fellowship room and we all have those at our sewing stations. It sure makes the clean-up easy when all we have to do is empty our little catchers.
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:31 AM
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Nice work on these! Those pin cushions will come in handy. Machine mat is neat too. And i like your machine!
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:44 AM
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Thanks for the comments! I am pretty pleased with myself for getting these done.

I wish I had thought to use a butter dish in the liner. That is inspired! I bought boning to hold the opening open, but if I ever make any more I will use the nylon strapping that comes on the boxes of copier paper we get at work. Free is good!

The table was a major splurge for us but SO worth it. It is a Martelli table with a built in mat and is height adjustable. We bought it during one of their half price sales and we love it. It is so versatile. I put my machine up there last year to sew a few blocks and discovered that I like sewing while standing.

The pin cushions have ground walnut shells in them. I bought them at the pet store in the reptile section. I don't know why reptiles use walnut shells, but that is where I found them. It's a bit of a pain closing up the cushions. You don't want ANY of the shells to leak out into your machine where they could cause problems.

The machine has been a very good purchase. I got it used when I took my first quilt class and I love it. We have other machines that I like, but I will miss this one if it ever dies. It's from before Pfaff sold out to Singer and was made in Germany.

Thanks again.

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Old 02-24-2017, 09:46 AM
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I have 2 thread catchers and love.......one on my sewing machine table and the other hangs from the ironing board.
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:47 PM
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Love your decorative mat and thread catchers. You did a fantastic job. I use a cut-off milk or juice container for the inside but it depends on the dimension of your catcher what will work. Like someone stated, it makes emptying a lot easier. Another tip: I sewed the non-skid drawer liner on the bottom of the pin cushion so it won't slip off the table.
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