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    Many years ago I made my Mom a thread catcher, to replace her plastic bag taped next to her sewing machine. The last time I visited her in AZ. She was using it as tissue catcher in her living room. The pin cushion was in the way of setting down your beverage cup.

    So now she has a 'Tissue catcher/coaster'. I used a 4" tile, for the coaster (which took some thought, as to how I could make it work). Plus I shortened the straps, she had pinned up the straps on the old one.

    Here is a picture on one that I use in my sewing room (one with the stripes on the inside) and her new one

    Tissue Catcher/Coaster and my old thread catcher
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    I love that idea. Great job. So inventive. I bet mom loves it.

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    Thank you Patti, but she has not seen .... yet!

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    cool, thanks for sharing

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    oh that is so clever...I'm for sure gonna make one of these...thanks for sharing!!....:-)

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    That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    cool ideal, thank you for sharing.

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    What a clever idea. Now I can sew & drink coffee in the same place! Ain't life grand!

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    I got one of these at a quilting retreat and it had a bear laying over the pin's part. We made several differnt kinds after that first one.. We would match up the pet with the fabric. they made cute gifts

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    Many years ago I made my Mom a thread catcher, to replace her plastic bag taped next to her sewing machine. The last time I visited her in AZ. She was using it as tissue catcher in her living room. The pin cushion was in the way of setting down your beverage cup.

    So now she has a 'Tissue catcher/coaster'. I used a 4" tile, for the coaster (which took some thought, as to how I could make it work). Plus I shortened the straps, she had pinned up the straps on the old one.

    Here is a picture on one that I use in my sewing room (one with the stripes on the inside) and her new one

    The tile for the coaster is a good idea. It would have some weight to hold it on the table.
    Nice job.

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    You can also use some plastic tubeing around the bag and it keep it from being to flat. You use ice maker or fish tank size tubeing.

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    Nice!

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    What a great idea. My DD needs a tissue catcher in her room, hum!!

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    Very clever idea!

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    I made Tissue holder for the grand kids I put a beanie baby on the block instead of the pin holder
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    To keep the Thread bag from slipping. I used a square of that rubber shelf liner to help keep it from sliding off the table as I sewed.

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    Okay ladies, give us some pattern links to make these cuties!

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    If I could send some of the picture I would show you them and with the pattern

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    I tried to match the pattern with the beannie baby. and the pin cusion then I would attach all that

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    If the ladies that are on line will go to page one i can explain a couple thinks about the design

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    Every one here

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    Many years ago I made my Mom a thread catcher, to replace her plastic bag taped next to her sewing machine. The last time I visited her in AZ. She was using it as tissue catcher in her living room. The pin cushion was in the way of setting down your beverage cup.

    So now she has a 'Tissue catcher/coaster'. I used a 4" tile, for the coaster (which took some thought, as to how I could make it work). Plus I shortened the straps, she had pinned up the straps on the old one.

    Here is a picture on one that I use in my sewing room (one with the stripes on the inside) and her new one
    If you look at the bag on the left if she has shorten the strips a little and used some hoop and loop
    we found that worked very well. instead of haveing a flat spot for a drink we put the patted spin cousin there and also had the animal. I will try and show you. also looking at the bag you put the tubeing on the inside of the bag as close as you can.

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    I will look for the picture tomorrow and see if i can get it on the post

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    Great idea, love it

    Just one question though....how do you keep the opening staying round and not flop over?

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    Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas granny
    I got one of these at a quilting retreat and it had a bear laying over the pin's part. We made several differnt kinds after that first one.. We would match up the pet with the fabric. they made cute gifts
    Do you have a pattern for this? Or a picture, it sounds adorable and what a conversation starter at a workshop.

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