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Thread Catcher Pattern now available

The Thread Catcher Pattern is now available in the Make it Do Pattern Shop.

It is perfect for staying clean and organized while quilting and sewing.

Pattern includes instructions and photographs for making the thread catcher basket, and base with pincushion.

Keep your sewing space neat and tidy with a wide open wastebasket.

The pattern contains easy instructions for a scrappy postage stamp design,

but you can easily make up your own favorite block design.

The pincushion is handy right next to your machine or on your ironing board.

This pattern is such a perfect way to keep organized and tidy in style.  Make one for yourself and a few more for your quilty/sewing friends.

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Materials list:

Fabric- (Suitable fabrics include quilter’s cotton or linen)

  • Three (3) – 1/4 yard or Fat Quarters that go well together
  • 5” x 8” scrap of fabric for pincushion liner -a light colored fabric is suitable
  • Pieced patchwork measuring 3 1/2” x 11 1/2” – We used thirty-three (33) 1-1/2” scrapsquares to create a postage stamp patchwork and have provided instructions in this pattern.But if you choose, any pieced design will work. (A solid fabric may also be used.)
  • Optional – Ribbon, lace, or other desired trim for base or pincushionMaterials-
  • 18” of 1/2” wide plastic boning (used for corset making)
  • 5/8” Package of Velcro -sew on tape (do not use sticky back tape!)
  • 5” plastic base insert (We use Ikea Bendable Chopping Mat cut to size. Several layers ofdense, heavy cardboard may also be used.)
  • 1/4 yard Pellon Fusible Fleece
  • 3/4 cup fine sand (sand is required for the weight – do not substitute walnut shells)
  • Optional 1” x 4” magnetic stripYou will also need:
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Water soluable marking pen
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks and (optional) Tacky Glue
  • Chopsticks or turner tool
  • Needle and thread for sewing pincushion liner closed

Purchasing Information:

Download links expire after 3 download attempts. Please download the pattern file to your computer for future use.

This pattern is a PDF file instant download. Please be sure to check your email address listed in your PayPal profile (or email address you entered), the instant download link will be sent to that email address.

Sell finished items! You (the purchaser of this pattern) can sell finished
thread catchers made using this pattern (on a home based scale).

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Winter Days

January should be a month that goes by slowly… but this January has simply flown by.

I’m wanting snowed in days, soup and warm bread days, stitchy days… slow days.

I’m happy to have gotten in a little time at my sewing machine at least.  Phew.  It feels so good.

I’ve started playing with a new quilt…  which will probably be as big as when my fabrics run out… and is a make it up as I go along kind of quilt.  Hurray for nine patches and for the sashing… a Michael Miller gingham in a delightfully sour green.

I’ve made more Wide Open Zippered Pouches.  They are just so darn fun to make… and so often requested.

This one is for Lily’s embroidery.  I let the girls pick their fabrics.

Emma loves this Lecien Old New fabric… she keeps picking it out for whatever I’m sewing for her.

And speaking of Lecien, I was just told that it is pronounced “Lou shin.”  Is that correct?  I’ve always called it “Lee shin.”

Got to run, the girls are putting on Sherlock and my sewing machine is calling.


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