Friday, March 9, 2012

Thread Catcher pattern review & giveaway!

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PDF Sewing Pattern- Thread Catcher

I recently had the pleasure of working with Candice of Squirmy Wormy Studio.  She has the cutest etsy shop with four amazing patterns, including this awesome thread catcher that she so graciously sent me a copy of to make and review, AND a second pattern to give away to one reader!  

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This pattern is very well written, with nice pictures and clear easy to follow instructions.  I am the queen of misreading steps and sewing things backwards/upside down etc. and not once with this pattern did that happen.  My seam ripper was happy to have the evening off :-)

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The pattern calls for a piece of boning, which I had never worked with, and found quite easy to assemble and install in the thread catcher bag.  The boning really helps to hold the bag part open, making it nice and easy for my snipped threads to end up in this cute bag instead of on the floor like usual.  

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Not only did the weight of the pincushion hold the catcher nicely in place, but Candice also calls for a small piece of non-slip grip to affix to the bottom of the pincushion which is available at any craft store that adds extra stay put strength for keeping things nicely in place.

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Whats better than a useful, quick and easy to assemble accessory that really is the perfect addition to any sewing space, but would also be good for knitters/crocheters to catch all those loose yarn ends.  I could go on and on about the great things about this pattern, and really do not have a negative comment to make.     

Candice has this pattern, along with four others including a nursing cover, diaper wristlet (so adorable!) and a burlap tote available as an instant PDF download in her etsy shop, so be sure to head over and check it out.

Now on to the even better stuff!  Candice has so generously given me one pattern to giveaway to one blog reader!  I thought I would add a little something too, how about two fat quarters of Amy Butler Lotus fabric (the plus of fabric reorganization--finding fabric you forgot you had!) to complete your thread catcher.

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How about three chances to win:
1.  Leave me a comment telling me your weekend sewing plans
2.  Become a follower of sewcraftyjess and leave me a comment  telling me you did so (or you already are!)
3.  Head over to Candice's blog- Made With Love and become a follower, and leave me a comment telling me you did so. 

I will leave this giveaway open until Monday, March 12 at 9:00 AM EST.  Please make sure I have a way to contact in your profile or in your comment.  

Thanks again Candice for the great pattern and giveaway, good luck and happy sewing!

105 comments:

  1. I will be working on a quilt for my mom this weekend. Need to get it done before her b-day in June! Also have to make a couple of presents for my friends kids. We'll see what I actually get done... ;)

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  2. I'm following Made with Love too!

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  3. Wow - A first? post.....I am trying to finish some projects from, oh, about 5 years ago. Just a border, and then the quilt top will be done! I'm planning to do something smaller next. The thread catcher looks great, by the way.

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  4. And, I follow your blog on Google Reader

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  5. And I am now subscribed to Candice's blog too.

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  6. I will be sewing 3 handbags and a couple bed organizers. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  7. I'm hoping to stitch at least another couple of hexies, start sorting hundreds of squares into nine patch combinations for a new quilt and maybe get started on cutting the fabric for my Stained QAL quilt. Of course I may get sucked into hexyland and find that I spend the weekend hand stitching - it's been known to happen!!

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  8. I am hoping to find time to work on a wedding quilt. I haven't sewn all week and this has to be finished by May. I really need to get busy.

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  9. I am a follower of Candace's blog too.

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  10. My weekend sewing plans include finishing up quilts for my twin girls' 4th birthday on Sunday!!! Pedal to the metal ;)

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  11. I'm a follower - love your blog!

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  13. I follow Candice's blog now too!

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  14. Not much sewing going on here this weekend as I'll be away on a screenprinting course!

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  15. My weekend sewing plans...shop hopping! And making a bag to tote my sewing machine in.

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  16. Hi My plans for the weekend include some piecing on a quilt for my soon to be Niece/nephew. A lovely pattern from Schibbles. Enjoyed your plans.

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  17. My weekend sewing plans are to finish a custom quilt, start curtains for my mom and dad's place, and settle on a design for a custom wall quilt.
    I'm exhausted already! (Thanks for the chance!!)

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  18. I'm going to sew some decorations for my daughter's 3rd birthday party, hopefully I'll get them done!

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  19. I follow Candice's blog too. Thanks for the chance!

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  20. This weekend I'll be hosting a ladies' tea at our home with a sewing/quilting theme. Then I'll be trying to get some work done on a quilt for a friend of my mother-in-law's who is dying of cancer. It should be a great weekend!

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  21. Weekend sewing plans...my husband has been away all week so I'm hoping to have some peace and quiet while he catches up with the children. I have a skirt pattern to test for Lily Bird Studio so am looking forward to doing that and cracking on with Oh My Stars quilt! I so need a thread catcher - the floor where I sew is littered with threads! thanks for the giveaway

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  22. I'm following Candices blog too!

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  23. I am taking my first quilt to the longarm quilter - so excited!!

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  24. I follow your awesome blog! :)

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  25. I have no sewing plans for the weekend because we'll be away at a soccer tournament. :)

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  26. I follow your blog via google reader.

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  27. My weekend sewing plans are to take my machine in for a tune up. Not much fun, but needs to happen!

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  28. I follow you via Google Reader.

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  29. This is cute - like the weight for hanging on the table. I don't own a thread catcher so this would be a new-to-me project. Please enter me into the giveaway too.

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  30. Weekend sewing plans include going to the markets and finishing a quilt for a babe not born yet....finishing before the baby is born is a first for me!

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  31. I'm planning on clearing my mending pile this weekend

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  32. I just started following Candice

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  33. I plan on finishing at least one quilt :)

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  34. Weekend sewing plans - just need to keep plugging away at 2 projects on the go right now. :)

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  35. I already follow this blog with Google Reader. :)

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  36. I already follow the Made With Love blog. :)

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  37. I will be working on finding the floor in the sewing room, and in the evening doing some bindings while sitting with DH in front of something I really don't want to watch on TV.

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  38. I am a follower of yours already

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  39. I already follow Made With Love

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  40. My weekend sewing plans are secret ;)

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  41. I may work some on getting more Dresden plates together for my sons twin size quilt.

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  42. I'm busy on the Garden Steps QAL

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  43. I plan on finishing the top to my mother-in-laws quilt and hopefully getting some baby gifts done.

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  44. I am a follower of your blog

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  45. And I follow Made with Love

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  46. I'm having my first lesson on my 'new' sewing machine tomorrow :o)

    Thanks for the chance to win, I really need one of these!

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  47. Cool pattern! My sister asked me to sew a stuffed Lorax for my nephew. Ha! Should be interesting. Or a disaster.

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  48. This is so cute! Never would have thought of using boning to keep the bag open.
    My weekend sewing plans I'm finishing up a bag for a friend and NOT allowed to touch another project until I do :)

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  49. Also, I'm a follower!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  50. AND I checked out Candice's blog and became a follower...

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  51. I plan to sew the binding on a baby quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I plan to sew the binding on a baby quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Just doing some quilting on a mini quilt and trimming lots of HST's. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. Weekend sewing plans to work on leafy wall hanging...

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  55. Now I'm a follower of Candice's blog too.

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  56. I am hopefully sewing two felt cookie sets, one for my daughter and her friend.

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  57. I am a follower of your blog. Love reading it and catching up on your great creations.

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  58. I now follow Candice's blog. Thanks for the recommendation. It is an amazing blog.

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  59. I plan to finish binding my daughter's twin size quilt. Maybe baste and quilt a baby quilt that's been languishing.

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  60. I'm a follower through Google Reader.

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  61. I am a follower of your blog!

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  62. I am working on a baby quilt for my sister's baby shower using the Hyacinth Garden Fence tutorial and also a diaper bag for her!

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  63. My weekend sewing plans are to continue working on a quilt for my friends' wedding in May.

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    1. My email is monica21stl @ live .com Forgot that part!

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  64. I already follow SewCraftyJess! My email is monica21stl @ live .com

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  65. I now follow Made with Love! My email is monica21stl @ live .com

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  66. This weekend I'm finishing hand sewing the binding on to a queen size quilt for my god-daughter (her 30th birthday is soon). This quilt is my first time sewing with HSTs & it has been surprisingly trouble free, though I did get lots of tips from various bloggers. Thanks for a great pattern review & a lovely giveaway.

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  67. I'm a happy follower of your blog, thanks.

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  68. And I also follow Made With Love. Thanks again for the fab giveaway.

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  69. i'm making drawstring bags tonight!

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  70. I made a valance for my kitchen window tonight out of some great Pottery Barn fabric I had stashed that looks like an old feedsack.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  71. I'm your newest follower
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  72. Now following Candice's blog too
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  73. I am hoping to finish up a baby quilt for a friend. I have to get this done!

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  74. I am a follower of Candice too. And a long time friend of hers and have enjoyed watching her use her talents. bub.and.cherry@gmail.com

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  75. I am now following you and Candice. I would so love to win the pattern. My husband has been out of work since Feb, 28th of 2011 and I need a little uplifting inspireation

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