A Nicely Sized Thread Catcher for All Those Snippets

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It’s a Wonderful Little Storage Basket Too!

Have you ever wished you had a thread-catcher, or that yours was bigger? This pretty little basket is perfect. There’s plenty of room but it’s easy to carry around and sits nicely next to the machine.

Nicole, at Sister’s Choice Quilts, traded in her small thread catcher for this larger basket. It’s big enough for threads, snippets and trimmings. Plus, it’s a quick project and will be lovely in your favorite scraps.

Thread Catcher Basket Tutorial

The tutorial, from The Sewing Chick, specifies duck canvas inside the basket for stiffening. Nicole didn’t have any on hand so she used muslin and gave it body with Steam a Seam (presumably she fused two layers of muslin together). Or add a light to medium-weight fusible interfacing to the back of the lining fabric.

Thread Catcher Basket Tutorial

Once completed, the thread catcher is 4 1/2″ x 5″. This cute little basket can be used for storing spools of thread, clips and other items as well.

Thread Catcher Basket Tutorial

Baskets from @simplegirlsimplelife.

Thread Catcher Basket Tutorial

Thread catchers by @hohenbrunnerquilterin2.0.

Or, use these baskets anywhere around the house, not just in the sewing room. They make nice gifts, too, filled with things the recipients will enjoy.

Click here for the “Quilt-as-you-go Thread Catcher” tutorial.

A second set of instructions provides instructions for a larger version of the basket. It’s perfect for scraps, gifts, and storage.

Thread Catcher Basket Tutorial

Left, “Scrap Catcher Basket”. Right, “Thread Catcher Basket”.

It’s constructed the same way using the Quilt-As-You-Go technique. The finished size is not provided.

Instructions have been added to the bottom of the “Quilt-as-you-go Thread Catcher” tutorial.


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