Sunday, January 26, 2014

She Who Sews--my turn--January 27

 
Today is the first day of She Who Sews blog hop and I get to share first--talk about pressure! (Wink, wink!) Many thanks to Madame Samm for her creativity and to our cheerleader Carla for seeing after us!
After seeing a thread catcher in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, I decided I would make one, having never had one before. BUT, the thread catcher sat on the table, and I wanted it to hang OFF the table--time to put on my thinking cap!
What you see below is the finished product. (Now, I won't hang it there--it will be in the way--but the right side of my machine is too cluttered--what? was this hop about organizing?-- to have IT on display for all to see.)
 
 
And this is what it looks like lying flat.

 
Below you see the pieces are apart. I sewed the flat back to connect the thread catcher to a pin cushion.
The pin cushion is a tube I filled with crushed walnut shells. A scrap of batting is on each end of the tube to keep the shells from leaking out. Then I put Velcro on all the pieces. I thought there might be times I would want the pin cushion or thread catcher separated from the rest. If I make another thread catcher, I will make it a little shorter--this one seems awfully tall (7 or 8").

 
I also made a cozy for a coffee or tea cup. We were to have that lesson at our Quilt Club meeting this month (cancelled because of weather) so I made one anyway out of the Handmaids fabric.
Now, I don't have the right kind of cup for it, thus the one you see.
In the background I displayed the Handmaids fabric, my pincushion separated from the thread catcher, and a mug mat I made for the Be a Hexie Queen blog hop last year. (That was a fun hop too.)
 
 
Lastly, I made a wall hanging--not organizational, I know, but, gee, it looks nice on my sewing room wall!

 
Thanks again to Carla and to Madame Samm!
Please visit everyone else today and see the wonderful things they have made.
 

January 27th




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65 comments:

  1. Great projects. You can pack a lot of thread in that thread catcher. I like mine big so I don't have to empty very often.
    I need a wall hanging. Love your idea. Hey, that would look great in my studio. (I've decided to call it a studio instead of sewing room, it just sounds so official) lol
    Thank you for hopping. Great job!

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  2. Love your thread catcher and the cute wall hanging for your studio! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Love your wall hanging and the thread catcher. My thread seems to stick to everywhere and everything. I guess I should make one of them. ;). Beautiful work.

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  4. I need to make a thread catcher soon! Yours loojs great!!

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  5. Very pretty pieces, thank you for sharing today.

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  6. wellll sweet Carol, pressure suits you because I adore your thread catcher and your quilt is stunning..love your border…you shined...

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  7. Very nice, Carol. Wonderful job. I love making thread catchers and yours is perfect!

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  8. Love your wall hanging. A pretty thing to look at while you dream about your next project. Your thread catcher turned out very well in this fabric. Great idea to make it all come apart so it can be used in a variety of situations.

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  9. Your thread catcher is the cat'e meow Carol. Great idea that you can take it apart for east emptying and use the pin cushion as a stand alone ! Cute cozy as well.

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  10. Great projects! I really love the thread catcher.

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  11. I think I'm addicted to those thread catchers - have four now. :) Honestly, they're everywhere and and wherever they aren't , I think I need another one! And that panel is so perfect for a sewing room. Who wouldn't want one for their wall - such an inspiration while you're sewing! blessings, marlene

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  12. I love your thread catcher. I never have too many of those! I really like how you used the velcro on yours. Awesome idea!

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  13. Your thread catcher looks wonderful. All your projects are fabulous!

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  14. I like your thread catcher...and you can be sure it will catch a lot of thread!

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  15. You'll love your thread catcher!! Can't live without mine. Great job!

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  16. I love your thread catcher as well as your quilt!

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  17. Great thread catcher! Everyone needs a little handmade goodie on the wall as inspiration and yours is just beautiful!!

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  18. The thread catcher is such a great idea. Very cute.

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  19. I wish I had thought to put Velcro on my pin cushion/thread catcher-i had allmy good pins in the cushion and needed them across the room! All your projects look fabulous

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  20. Your wall hanging looks beautiful and so does that thread catcher...nice use of that fabric!

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  21. I love your idea of having the pin cushion and thread catcher independent of each other. And your fabric choices for the catcher are sweet. Nice work.

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  22. Great project! I wish now I had made something for this part of the hop!

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  23. Love the idea of Velcro...Definitely on my to do list. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  24. Cute thread catcher and I think I agree with the "not quite so tall". The pin cushion as a weight is a superb idea. Think I need to make one of these! Love the wall hanging, it would be perfect in my craft room. Thank you for sharing the fun!

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  25. Beautiful, love a good useful project!!

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  26. Great job!! Every project is super and thank you so much for sharing!!

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  27. Your wall hanging looks nice. Pretty fabrics to make things out of.

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  28. Love your thread catcher. Your ladies on the wall of your sewing room are soooo darn cute!

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  29. Great projects, Carol. I love the thread catcher and I like that you can separate the pin cushion from it. Sometimes I need to use the space in front of my machine for other things so this is a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Fun projects..love how you used velcro for your thread catcher and pin cushion!!

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  31. Great projects! I'm sure they look wonderful in your sewing room!

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  32. I adore your "She Who Sews" projects. How fun this fabric is and how well it goes with our love of sewing. Thank you sew much for hopping...

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  33. Sew cute projects. Everyone needs a thread catcher or two or three. I have them in my studio, in my sewing/craft room, next to my chair.... I even took 2 to MO to leave at my mothers to have when I sew there. Guess you can't have too many.

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  34. Love the thread catcher. I really need to make one for myself.

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  35. Sewing tape and buttons are perfect choices for a thread catcher. I agree, how can you not sew a quilt from this lovely fabric? Nicely done. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  36. Nicely done, Carol! You will really love your thread catcher, I'm sure... perfect fabrics for it! And the panel made a quick quilt! Isn't this great fabric?

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  37. You were a busy person with this fabric and made lots of goodies.

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  38. Way to go, Carol! I love how your thread catcher turned out. I know that one I made for a friend recently had a detachable pincushion so you could haul it with you, velcro'd on. The mug rug is cute too with the fussy cut center.

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  39. Hello Carol,
    your thread catcher ist great and I' m sure that your wallhanging will look beautiful in your sewingroom. I love the cozy for your teacup ☺
    Thanks for sharing!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  40. What fun projects, thanks for sharing!

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  41. I need to make one of those thread catchers, they look so handy.

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  42. What a great idea to make a thread catcher. I just tend to put them over to the side and hope they stay on my sewing machine cabinet. That's not the way I was taught. My mom taught me to put them in a trash can. I like how you made the pin cushion portable. Lots of people are having weather issues - sorry your Quilt Club was canceled. I'm glad you made your beverage cozy - good job! And your quilt is phenomenal. Thanks for participating and sharing your wonderful projects.

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  43. Your Quilt hanging is great! IWe love the fact that the pin cushion and thread catcher can be separated - clever idea!

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  44. Hi - It took me all day but I made it to all of us who participated on this opening day of the hop. I enjoyed seeing what you created with our She Who Sews fabric collection. I had never heard of the thread catcher however, very handy and cute! I really like your wall hanging too, using the small patch panel, very nice. And of course your tea cozy from the chalkboard signs directional. Those images are soon to be availaJanet

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  45. Great projects. The quilt is so darn cute - I love the row of cut-out handmaids across the bottom - perfect!

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  46. Great projects. I love the thread catcher. Wall hanging is great as well.
    Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  47. Hi there! Love the whole idea of Velcro-ing the parts! It makes so much sense and looks great in these fabrics :)

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  48. Great projects, good idea using the velcro.

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  49. Great job! I like the Velcro idea, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Great idea you had using Velcro. Your projects are all so pretty.

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  51. Sew cute! Love the thread catcher. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  52. Your projects are great. Love the thread catcher and pincushion

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  53. Your projects are wonderful! Isn't this a fun line to create with?! I made a thread catcher and pincushion out of the fabric too!

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  54. Carol! I love your projects. I need one of those thread catchers. Great great job!
    xo jan

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  55. Great job and I think your wall hanging was a perfect use of the fabric! :)

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  56. Great job, Carol! You could do a class for quilt club on your pincushion/thread cutter. Cute wall hanging, too.

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  57. Cute ideas! My guild meeting was cancelled today due to weather and I was going to show my blog hop project. Now they will just have to read about it on Feb.7

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  58. Love the bag and pincushion. Great use of the fabric. The quilt is rather wonderful too.

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  59. Great idea and beautifully made too!

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  60. Wonderful creations! The pin cushion and bags very useful....thanks for sharing

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  61. Love the thread catcher, really awesome!!

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  62. Love the quilt and the thread catcher! Great work!

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