A Quick Project

Thread Catcher, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I received several “cookie cutter” (2-1/2 inch square) samples at Spring Market this year.

On my way home from Market, I ran into fellow Minnesota quilter,  Amanda Jean Nyberg, at the airport.

She suggested using the squares to make her thread catcher…

Find the pattern at Amanda’s website, CrazyMomQuilts.

Be sure to check out her wonderful new book, No Scrap Left Behind, too!–Amanda offers a wide variety of projects for using up scraps-from pillows to quilts.

Thread Catcher, Lori Kennedy

I quickly stitched the squares together (a little too quickly–don’t look too close!)

And added Daisy Chain and Silly Spirals...

Thread Catcher, Lori Kennedy

A perfect little project to use up your scraps AND

give you an opportunity to free motion quilt!

And it’s not a UFO!!!

Thank you, Amanda Jean!

Happy Quilting!

Lori

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18 thoughts on “A Quick Project

  1. I have a thread catcher I love but this will make great “favors” for our retreat this Autumn. Thanks AJ and LK !

  2. Good morning, Lori,
    I had the privilege of meeting Amanda Nyberg last month when she spoke at the Quilt and Textile Museum in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. She is delightful and her book is great. Must make a thread catcher with some FMQ in honor of my 2 favorite Minnesota quilters. Hope to meet you someday, too!
    Kathy Groth (cheesehead transplanted to IL🤗)

    • I would love to meet you!! I grew up in Illinois and lived in Wisconsin for 15 years! Are you are Bear or Packets fan?

  3. So cute , think l will practise some of the different flower motifs that you have shown us this years. Thanks again for all you do to inspire us! Will also check out Amanda’s website. Thank you!

  4. I really can never have “too many” thread catchers! I prefer my own pattern which adds an extender and a weighted pin cushion, and it hangs off the table or anywhere else I want it. These little squares are perfect for it!

  5. I may try the thread catcher with some laminated fabric for the liner. They would make great boutique items for our guild quilt show and fmq practice to boot!

  6. Fun, not, fun! I used to practice my beginning FMQ on scrap baskets! Guess I’ll have to do some more! I love these!

  7. I like this idea….cute and useful for so much more than thread scraps too AND I get to practice my FMQ! Win, win

  8. Just another thought to the pattern mentioned above: You could add a magnetic strip for bobbins, etc.. You could also make the pin cusion separate from the weighted pad; then fill the pin cushion with emery sand powder and Velcro it to the weighted pad filled with rice

  9. This looks like an adorable project, but I could not find it on Amanda’s blog. Help please.

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