I finished the Thread Catcher Pin Cushion last night. These are so handy when you are taking a class or working on a project away from home. It keeps all your scraps in one place and not all over the floor. I changed the pattern that I used as I thought the Thread Catcher was too long so I loped off 2 inches and made it shorter but the same diameter.
For stiffness I used heavy strapping that is found around crates and boxes when you get things delivered but I found mine on the floor in Home Depot. Their motto is they can help so thanks Home Depot. I found the pattern at Merriment Designs . There is also another pattern at Teddy Bear Patterns .
The pin cushion is stuffed with dried peas. You have heard of a bean bag well mine is a pea bag. YKW came up with the idea when we were looking for sand or a weight for the pin cushion. When you have a hobby farmer in the family who knows what they will come up with.