To Catch a Thread PDF Pattern
Note: This is a downloadable PDF pattern.
To Catch a Thread - thread catcher is perfect for staying clean and organized while sewing. Pattern includes instructions and photographs for making the thread catcher basket, and base with pincushion.
Fabric and Materials requirements:
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” scrap squares 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 pincushion
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 of dense, 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 strip
You will also need:
Water soluble marking pen
Hot glue gun and glue sticks and (optional) Tacky Glue
Chopsticks or turner tool
Needle and thread for sewing pincushion liner closed
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