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Thread: Scrap catcher / pincushion

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    This is what I made last Sunday, and I am just so pleased with it. It is made from scraps of a quilt I made for my colleague at school who retired after 31 years of teaching. I really miss her at work, and now this little scrapcatcher reminds me of her everytime I step into my sewing room!

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    Me on the right with my friend on the left. She was completely blindsided by the quilt. Perfect!
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    That's very cool! What an awesome idea. How does the scrap catcher stick to the table?

    Awesome quilt too... I love those colours!

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    It stays on the table because the pincushion is filled with birdcage gravel. I know that's a weird filling, but it was Sunday and I didn't much on hand except bird gravel. I'd used all my rice in those pincushions that look like a piece of cake. Of course, I could just not wait to get something on Monday!

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    That's awesome!! You sure did pick perfect colors for your friend too!! The beautiful quilt matches the outfit she has on :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtepointe
    It stays on the table because the pincushion is filled with birdcage gravel. I know that's a weird filling, but it was Sunday and I didn't much on hand except bird gravel. I'd used all my rice in those pincushions that look like a piece of cake. Of course, I could just not wait to get something on Monday!
    what an excellent idea! Thank you for sharing :-)

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    So cute and what wonderful colors. I can tell she loves the quilt. What a thoughtful gift.

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    How cute. I saw a pattern somewhere, but think I can make one without a pattern, if I get time. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful quilt, neat thread catcher! :D :D :D

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    How wonderful.....makes me .....:-).....

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    you are two good looking babes. I never thought about using bird gravel....that would keep your needles sharp I would think...thanks for sharing

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    Great job! I know your friend loves that quilt!

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    Any chance I could find the pattern??? I would love to make one of those!!!

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    I love the quilt you made! Is there a pattern available for it, or did you create the design yourself? Thanks.

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    The quilt you made for your friend is beautiful. I know she will treasure it. The fact that you made yourself the pincushion/thread catcher out of the scraps is sheer genius. A constant reminder of a wonderful friend--how special is that?!

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    I love your inventive idea. The quilt is great. I love the colors - you're a very nice friend to have!

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    The quilt was so fun to do. It was a pattern in Quick Quilts or Easy Quilts last spring. I think it was in the Fons and Porter . I ordered the kit, because the colours were just perfect for my friend; as you can see in the picture those are the colours she wears. That picture was taken on her last day of school with me.
    Thanks for all of your kind comments!
    Marie

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    somewhere I have a site for a free pattern. I'll look and get back with everyone

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    I found directions under "Kezza's Kreations" pin cushion and thread catcher. Goggle it and see if you can get the file to come up. Its an old one

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    Tutorial.... http://sewforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=265475#265475
    I don't know if this will come or not????

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    Nope it won't sorry

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    The pincushion pattern came with a vacuum cleaner belt that you insert at the top to keep the bag part open. At least it sure looks like a vacuum cleaner belt. It looks like an older pattern; that's probably why it was on sale. I don't have the pattern anymore to say who did it; I've passed it on to someone else. Sorry I can't be more help!

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    I have been looking for that pattern as well. I bought the pincushion/scrap bag over 15 years ago at a show. I have tried to figure it out, but would still love to have the pattern. My best friend is always complaining about the little threads and scraps. I want to make one for her. So she will have it right at her finger tips. I love mine. I could not download it either.

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    HOW COOL IS THAT????? great job!!!!!!!

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    I used a plastic milk carton strip to keep the scrap bag open...it worked fine, just thread it thru the top

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    Courtepointe - love the quilt and the scrap catcher is ingenious! Add it to my list!

    k x

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