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Post by Ploshkin on 10th February 2015, 11:46 am

Not my original idea - I saw a picture & thought it looked handy so I made one. The pin cushion is weighted & the attached bag is for all the thread ends & other bits that inevitably pile up when sewing. I usually have a bin by my side but miss it most of the time & trip over it every time I get up.
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Post by Dandelion on 10th February 2015, 6:14 pm

I like that! I have an old toy tin seaside bucket on my desk which I use for all the sewing fall-out, but as you say it rarely goes where it's put!

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Post by freebird on 11th February 2015, 8:36 am

I like that too, Ploshkin, though if I made one, I think I would want the inner lining of the 'bucket' to be something that the threads wouldn't cling to. It would drive me to distraction trying to empty it, otherwise.

The title of this thread (scuse the pun) made me laugh - Tread Catcher. I presume it's a typo. When I did needlework at secondary school, we had a European teacher, who always said tread instead of thread. She would dictate things for us to write in our notebooks, and it was months and months before I realised what she meant. I'd diligently written 'tread' every time!
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Post by FloBear on 11th February 2015, 8:51 am

Ooh, what a handy thing! I'm a sewer too (as in one who sews, rather than takes away dirty water!)
Mind you, my To Do list is rather long so may not get round to making.
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Post by freebird on 11th February 2015, 11:25 am

Praps if Ploshkin is making one for herself, she could rustle up another couple.......
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Post by Chilli-head on 11th February 2015, 1:23 pm

I suppose you could make the liner out of whatever; perhaps here is a use for all those old plastic table cloths left over from C-H Jnr's parties when he was little.

Is there anything added to stiffen the mouth of the collecting bag, or does it just hang open in that convenient way by design ? My mother made a bag a bit like that for clothes pegs, with a sewn in plastic coat hanger to hang io on the line.

The sewing machine gets little use in our house. I think sometimes crafts skip a generation. My mother is/was very good knitter, and did cochet and could do some dressmaking too. My MIL was very skilled an needlework, and having a husband who was born in Ukraine she took to the traditional Ukranian embroidery designs. Neither I or Mrs C-H are much good with the sewing machine - when it comes out I have to re-learn how to thread it up, and usually just drop the offcuts all over the floor and sweep them up when I'm done Embarassed I can see a better system would be good if you did more.
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Post by Ploshkin on 11th February 2015, 2:09 pm

Don't know where the h went out of thread. I used some fusible interfacing to stiffen the top a bit but with 3 layers of fabric and seams it would likely hold the shape anyway.

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Post by TamaraNicole on 25th February 2015, 12:40 pm

Wow, very nice Ploshkin!
I want to make myself a new pincushion too but can't find the inspiration....
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