Top 10 Posters

Thread Bunny Tips

Page 1 of 2 (22 items) 1 2 Next > | RSS

rated by 0 users
This post has 21 Replies | 5 Followers

Top 500 Contributor
Female
Posts 223
Points 4,380
Kristin (KAlbrecht) Posted: Tue, Dec 25 2012 10:19 AM

Good Morning --

Does anybody have any ideas for a Thread Bunny?

Do you use a homemade bunny that you can keep reusing, or are you just using scraps?

Just wondering.

Thanks.

Kristin Lee WICKMAN Albrecht  

(I'm a WICKMAN . . . Don't let anybody tell you any different)

 

 

  • | Post Points: 35
Top 25 Contributor
Female
Posts 6,401
Points 119,611
Patti replied on Tue, Dec 25 2012 11:18 AM

what is a thread bunny?

Patti

Chiliwist Valley

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 25 Contributor
Female
Posts 4,849
Points 85,825
Sukochi replied on Tue, Dec 25 2012 11:46 AM

Patti, I have the same question?  Perhaps, it is something to pick up stray thread with? I use a lint roller on my ironing board. Works like a charm.

Sukochi

 

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 500 Contributor
Female
Posts 223
Points 4,380

Okay maybe it's a Fabric Bunny?

It's a leading piece of scrap fabric to sew through the needle before your project fabric to catch that "lump" of thread at the start of a seam that you're sewing.

I've always heard it called a Thread Bunny.

 

Kristin Lee WICKMAN Albrecht  

(I'm a WICKMAN . . . Don't let anybody tell you any different)

 

 

  • | Post Points: 35
Top 200 Contributor
Female
Posts 356
Points 6,195
nantenn replied on Tue, Dec 25 2012 1:37 PM

Can not think of name but not Thread bunny..but i use small scraps. I would

d think reusing would be fine also.

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 75 Contributor
Female
Posts 1,304
Points 29,595
Agnes replied on Tue, Dec 25 2012 3:02 PM

I refer to it as my leader and enders and most often those are the start of another project.. I am using two inch squares that I am joining into a scrappy Double Irish Chain top. The fact that they are straight pieces rather than triangular makes them good candidates.

Agnes in NW Ontario

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 24,951
Points 368,307
Kris replied on Tue, Dec 25 2012 3:59 PM

I do that too Agnes. If I don't have a specific project I use HSTs that I cut off from another project or squares. I save these units for scrap quilts etc. I learned this from Bonnie Hunter.

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 25 Contributor
Female
Posts 9,059
Points 170,827
MNnancy replied on Tue, Dec 25 2012 9:03 PM

My smallest scraps that won't be used for string quilts or applique get tossed in receptacle on the counter next to my machine.  It's easy to grab leaders from there.

"Thread Bunny" is a new term to me!


On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 28,461
Points 416,734
gini replied on Tue, Dec 25 2012 10:59 PM

you all should get a designer 1 ,  i don't need thread bunnnies

gini in north idaho

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,831
Points 39,980
ls2116 replied on Tue, Dec 25 2012 11:07 PM

Thread bunny is that what we clean from machine with toothbrush?

Quilting My Rainbow

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 25 Contributor
Female
Posts 6,401
Points 119,611
Patti replied on Wed, Dec 26 2012 12:30 AM

Thread bunnies, not to be confused with dust bunnies.  But sometimes they do mix. 

Patti

Chiliwist Valley

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 19,778
Points 248,014
Barbara replied on Wed, Dec 26 2012 8:31 AM

WOW the mystery is solved , I had no idea what these were either. I use to use them all the time when I first started, but now I only use it with certain fabrics .that my machine like to eat ..LOL  

Liberty,Missouri

EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 75 Contributor
Female
Posts 1,304
Points 29,595
Agnes replied on Wed, Dec 26 2012 8:41 AM

Barbara:
but now I only use it with certain fabrics .that my machine like to eat ..LOL  

With some of my previous machines it was because they wanted to eat the beginning. Now I use them more to not have the tails of thread and/or when piecing the enders help keep my components for blocks together in every step. I may spend a block of time just piecing before I head to the iron. That's also why I have pieces of heavy card with flannel attached to make for easy carrying. I have cut these so they fit into my bins. Makes it really easy to put away a project but it is ready for continuation when I pull it back out. 

Agnes in NW Ontario

  • | Post Points: 35
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 19,778
Points 248,014
Barbara replied on Wed, Dec 26 2012 8:48 AM

Agnes, I have been thinking of going back to using them just for the same reasons ,I hate when My machine eats the fabric  and its always at the beginning . I have enough scraps to do that.

Liberty,Missouri

EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 150 Contributor
Female
Posts 693
Points 13,210
Michelle replied on Wed, Dec 26 2012 9:28 AM

Agnes, I am I interested in how you do the cardboard with flannel attached? That sounds like a great tip but I can't visualize how you are using them? Do you have a photo? Thanks. Michelle 

Michelle B
Enjoy family, friends and hobbies

 

  • | Post Points: 20
Page 1 of 2 (22 items) 1 2 Next > | RSS
Have a Question? | About Us | Privacy Policy | Join Today © 2014 F+W All rights reserved.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use