thread catcher bag.

15 August 2013

used with permission from quilts and more® magazine. ©2013 meredith corporation. all rights reserved.

it's a happy, happy day, folks.
well, because the new quilts and more magazine is here, that's why.
not only is it my favorite quilting magazine, this issue includes something of mine!

tread catcher bags
used with permission from quilts and more® magazine. ©2013 meredith corporation. all rights reserved.

i'd like to introduce y'all to my tread catcher bag.
cute, huh?

my thread catcher bag is one of the projects featured in this issue's scrap lab.
if you're not familiar with scrap lab, let me enlighten you.
basically, there are two super awesome designers plus a guest.
the current two awesome designers = patty young and carrie nelson. (holy awesome, right?)
well, i was asked to be their guest. (i know!)
and it was super fun to work with both of these ladies.

the theme for our scrap lab was bag bonanza.
we were all given the challenge of making a bag or some sort by using 6 fat quarters.
fabrics = road 15 by sweetwater for moda

after brainstorming, here's what we came up with:
patty young made a super cute laptop bag.
carrie nelson made a gorgeous tote bag. (with polka dot handles, people!)
and i made a fun thread catcher bag.

all of these projects are quite simplistic to make.
and both patty and carrie's bags are on my to make list.
no kidding.

one of the patterns is available for download via
guess which pattern that is ... mine.
(direct link HERE.)

thread catcher bag.
used with permission from quilts and more® magazine. ©2013 meredith corporation. all rights reserved.

i experimented and made two versions of the thread catcher bag.
one has machine quilting, and the other does not.
not to mention, you can fold down the top so that it's shorter. (as shown above.)
OR you can stand it up nice an tall and fill it to the brim with threads.
it's your call.

so, check out the magazine.
and download the free pattern for my thread catcher bag!

if you're going to make your own thread catcher bag, raise your hand! ;)

xo, rachel

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anyadahab said...

I love all the fabric containers I have seen lately. I will probably be making on using this pattern soon. It is such a nice size. And it is definitely needed! I'll look for the magazine next time I am at the store.

Lori (ltdermdvm) said...

Great job! I just picked up the magazine today and was excited to see what you came up with :) Congrats!

CJ said...

Cute little bag! I would never use it for a thread catcher though, I have ALWAYS just tossed em on the floor. I vacuum them up when it gets too deep. ;)

Anonymous said...

Yay! I need one of these. It would make my husband happy to have less threads around... :/

Carrie said...

:::hand raised!:::

I love your bag - the houses look great. Super cute... and it isn't like we don't all have lots and lots of threads...

I'm glad you were able to play along - who knew we'd all wind up being "bag ladies"!

Angela said...

Ahhh! I'm so excited! I have the perfect fat quarter for this bag!! I've been saving it for forever!!
Thank you!

Tamie said...

Congratulations on the publication. Your bag is so cute.

KarrieLyne said...

I'm jumping up and down in my seat raising my hand!! Lol!

KarrieLyne said...

I'm jumping up and down in my seat raising my hand!! Lol!

Libby said...

I am going to start out making 2 of them (notice I said start out)
"Too Cute" Thanks!

Can't wait to get started!!!!

Arlette Trana said...

I was wondering what I was going to make this weekend. This will be perfect!!

{Pink Stitches} said...

Gorgeous little thread catcher, can't wait to make one!! Don't think we get that magazine in the UK but I've downloaded the pattern ready to go!! :)

Quilting Yai Yai said...

Thank you, Rachel!!
This bag is adorable!
I have my hand raised to make several for friends.

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

I love Quilts and More. How awesome that you are featured in the current issue! Your thread catcher bag is so cute, too! Have a super day!

VickiT said...

Big congratulations on the magazine. I love the little thread catcher pattern. I really love the fabrics you've used. So pretty.

Melissa Bo said...

Congratulations on the feature! =)
This thread catcher is so cute!!

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Congratulations on your feature in the magazine. I made your thread catcher bag yesterday and I'm very pleased with it.

michelle said...

Yay!! I think that thread catcher is so cute!!! I just wanted to send you a note to let you know that I got the fabric I ordered (via instagram...hehehe...the happy go lucky and the green dot--love them!!. It totally made my day. :) Thanks!!

Michele said...

Yeah for you. Very cute!

Library Gal Quilts said...

Hooray for you! I will make these in a heartbeat! Thanks for sharing and congratulations!

Elisabeth DeMoo said...

Supper Cute!! Congrats!

Jenny Watson said...

These are looking so adorable thanks for the sharing and just keep up the good work.

Kathy said...

Congratulations, Rachel on being the guest on Quilts & More!! That's an honor and I love your bag keep up the great work

dutchcomfort said...

Thanks for the lovely tutorial, I’ve made two thread catcher bags:

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