...one more project with these scraps! I just love the bright, happy feel of this combination. Here we go.
This is the beginning of a pincushion/pocket/thread catcher thingy!
Unfortunately, I didn't take many progress photos. Sorry! The squares are 2 1/2x2 1/2. The thread catcher takes 21 squares all together. 3 rows of 7. Quilt as you'd like and sew side and bottom seam.
Trim off remaining batting from the sides. Cut lining fabric the same size. Sew side/bottom, leaving an opening for turning.
Here you see the two straps pined 3 in apart to the outside of the thread catcher. If you are just wanting the tread catcher, you'd leave the straps out and just put right sides together and sew the top closed. (The straps are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)
Turn them right sides out. Sew turning opening closed. I top stitched about a 1/4 in. down from the top seam. Now, time to make the pin cushion. I cut 2 pieces of fabric 4 1/2x6 1/2. I used light weight fusible for the bottom, and just quilted the top with some batting. Feed the straps (3 in apart)through and sew around the whole thing, leaving a turning hole 3 3/4 long. (make sure not to catch the straps in the seam!) Trim your corners, then turn right sides out. I then made the pocket. This is a great time to use an orphan block, or make a new one to match! My pocket front is 6x3 1/2 finished, and the back is 6x6 finished. You can make your dimensions any size you'd like, your imagination is the only thing stopping you! I had to close the openings left in the cushion and pocket by hand. The cushion is filled with crushed walnut shells for weight.
So there you go! I hope that you enjoyed this little tut. Think of all of your friends that do handwork in front of the TV. This makes a fast and easy gift!
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