Quilt Thread Cabinet for my Mom

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Project by Rebecca posted 02-20-2014 04:56 PM 1143 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Mom is seriously into quilting and asked if I could make her a cabinet to hold a bunch of her thread. I found this plan at Woodcraft for a Quilt Front Wall Cabinet and thought it would be perfect for her. The case is made from Cherry, and the door has Mahogany for the outside with Birdseye Maple, Jatoba, and Wenge glued together to make the quilt pattern. Finished with General Finishes Enduro-Var. It’s my first big project like this…took me a long time to get done. The final pictures show it on her wall. She loves it, and that’s all that matters!

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#1 posted 02-20-2014 06:25 PM

wow, it looks great, love the design, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 02-20-2014 06:33 PM

Nice work, Moms are precious!

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#3 posted 02-20-2014 06:54 PM


The cabinet turned out wonderful! You couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate cabinet for the purpose. No wonder your mother loves it! Thanks for sharing.

Maybe we’ll see some quilt block cutting boards from you? We’re certain your mother has many interesting patterns for you to transfer to wood.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 02-20-2014 08:58 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 02-20-2014 09:06 PM

Nicely Done. It looks great.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 02-20-2014 11:25 PM

Very nice design and workmanship.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#7 posted 02-21-2014 12:12 PM

This is fabulous. I love the idea of quilt patterns in woodworking. I tell my female friends who don’t woodwork that my bandsaw is like a huge sewing machine, except more fun!

Looking forward to more projects.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#8 posted 02-21-2014 02:10 PM

Looks great but if she is seriously into quilting, you might as well get the next one designed as she will soon need it.

-- Kepy

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#9 posted 02-21-2014 03:40 PM

Gee, thanks Rebecca, now my quilting wife wants me to drop all of my other projects and to get right to making a cabinet like yours for her. Great job by the way.

-- Randy, Central MN

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#10 posted 02-21-2014 10:40 PM

Hi Rebecca,

Thank you for your service.
The cabinet looks real good.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#11 posted 02-22-2014 01:48 AM

Very Nice Work indeed Rebecca! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#12 posted 02-22-2014 02:04 PM

Thanks for the comments. My mom has cabinets full of thread that are overflowing, so this is giving her something to put her most used thread in for her long arm machine…which incidentally takes up a lot of room in her studio. I thought making something in theme was appropriate for taking a dent out of her storage crisis. If I could forget the stress of that glue up for the cabinet door it will be too soon…that was a beast.

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