Bulat Quilters

Bulat Quilters are a nice group of ladies both English and French who meet twice a month for mainly patchwork and quilting, but we accept any sort of sewing, we have embroiderers, hand sewers, and people who only use their machines.I will be adding to the blog as much as I can, but there were only three people there today so I will add photos of the other ladies as they appear.This is Gail, she introduced us to the item I will be adding for a small free project, it is a thread catcher to put at the side of your machine, where you can put all your bits of thread as you cut them.
Gail pressing seams
This is Hazel, I think I took her by surprise with the camera. 🙂
Surprised look!
The Free Project:

You will need to make this thread catcher:
1 piece of fabric 18×9″
1 piece of fabric 6×4 1/2″
1 piece of fabric 6×6″
Small plastic bag
1/2 mg Dry sand

These are the pieces you will need.

Plastic parcel tape or webbing for stiffening the top
Strong thread or ribbon to gather bottom

first press a 1/4 in seam down the long sides of the 6×4 1/2 piece of fabric

Then press a quarter in seam down one long side of the 18×9 piece and along the top press a 1/4 in then fold and sew a good 1/2 in seam. Placing the 6×4 1/2in piece in the center before sewing
Sew the side seams leaving a gap at the top to thread the tape and at the bottom for either ribbon or strong thread to gather the bottom.When you have threaded the tape in over sew the edges so there is no gap. I would sew through the tape across the flap to secure.
sew a 1/4 in seam along two sides of the 6×6 piece, then sew into a tube, turn right sides out, gather one end and secure, then put in the small plastic bag and fill very full with the sand. Secure with plastic tie, then gather end of tube and secure, stitch the loose flap on the bag along the sand filled tube, ta-da finished thread catcher.
This is the one I made this afternoon.


  1. Lovely idea Sheila not just the thread catcher but the blog in general and I will look forward to your updates.It is especially nice to meet your friends because we are all of a like mind.

    Comment by Mum | April 29, 2008 | Reply

  2. I knew you would be the first to comment Mum, thank you very much.

    Comment by KBCrafter | April 29, 2008 | Reply

  3. HI Sheila,
    Well done, a great site, Very impressed with your
    work. I would like to say thanks for your welcome and help. I have to say i’m getting hooked on this internet lark i’ve only been here 2hrs. See you next week. H.

    Comment by hazel | April 30, 2008 | Reply

  4. Looks like a great group. Would like to go next time I visit. Will have a go at this tut when I have a static place for Pfaff.

    Comment by quiltingcraft | April 30, 2008 | Reply

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