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?
what is a thread bunny?
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.
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.
Can not think of name but not Thread bunny..but i use small scraps. I would
d think reusing would be fine also.
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.
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.
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)
you all should get a designer 1 , i don't need thread bunnnies
gini in north idaho
Thread bunny is that what we clean from machine with toothbrush?
Quilting My Rainbow
Thread bunnies, not to be confused with dust bunnies. But sometimes they do mix.
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
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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, 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.
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