Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Slow Stitching Sunday (and Monday and Tuesday)

I finished some UFO's, finally.  I started some pin cushion thread catchers way back, last year, when I taught a class at my little quilt guild.  I'd done everything that I could do on a machine, but, I still needed to add the sand/walnut shells, and stitch them closed.  I also needed to stitch closed the opening in the thread catcher part, where you turn them right side out.  Really easy, but, I just never got around to doing it.

On Sunday afternoon, my son helped me add the walnut shells (sand for a few of them) to the pin cushion part.  I've been stitching them closed ever since.
9 Pin Cushion Thread Catchers, finished
All 9 of these are done now.

On Sunday, I also made up some 'demo' pin cushion thread catchers, in various stages of assembly.  I'll be doing a demo at the Michigan TOGA on Saturday.

I have a tutorial on how to make these on my blog.  Since I only printed out the instructions, without pictures, I figured I needed some examples to show the steps. 

I'll have 6 more pin cushion thread catchers to finish, by the end of the weekend. 

Some of the pin cushion thread catchers will be gifts, some will be sold at my family reunion (there are always requests for them). 

13 comments:

  1. I have projects like that. I'm trying to get them finished up.

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  2. Came over from Sue, and have never seen anything like this.
    Coffee is on

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  3. Great job finishing! So many nice ones.

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  4. I have something similar to these - my SIL uses it by her station. We put a 'deli food' in it so it made it easier to empty.

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  5. I have one of those on the arm of my wing chair. Very handy!

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  6. That is such a cute idea, I'm always missing the waste basket when I toss threads.

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  7. They all look very fun! (And much better than my method...which is just toss on the floor and vacuum up later!)

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  8. These are so cool! I've never made one, but they look like they would be handy to have.

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  9. Love the scrap catchers! I have tried to find nice package bands like yours but no luck. Do you think that small diameter vinyl tubing would work? Our Ace Hardware store had a great selection and good prices. I think I will stop by and get some.

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  10. It's a great feeling to get something finished. I have several unfinished class demo models that I need to finish. I hesitate to finish them too quickly in case I teach it again. Plus I'm usually on to the next project.

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  11. Those are cute. How cool to get so much done and have help.

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  12. A friend made, or maybe bought, I don't know, one of those for me, and I do really like it. When I have a bigger quilting studio, it will see even more use.

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