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Thread: Dose anyone here collect old wooden spools of thread?

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    Love the spools and the bright colored threads. I have never seen an ornament made from a thread spool but would love to. They would be a great gift for a quilt friend. Jen

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    very cute ideas
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    I do too, what a wonderful find. I would love to dip my hands into those threads.
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    I found a plastic bag of very old wooden spools at goodwill for 99 cents. I bought it for my sewing room. What a find, eh?
    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamquilter View Post
    I read someplace, don't remember where, but that wooden spools are worth a lot of money, so I put all my wooden spools in a box with a note not to get rid of them .
    They're only worth what someone is willing to pay for them. As true 'collectables' they're not worth much at all, however.

    I have a couple hundred, not collected really. Some were my mother's and most were simply purchased new when I first started sewing. I still use the thread so they're all treated like any other spool of thread.
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    I just keep my own empty spools. I heard someone tell of going to an auction where a lady had a bushel basket of empty spools so decided to see if I could have that many. I have them scattered around in shoe boxes, etc. and I imagine I'm on my second bushel by now. I need to find a basket and see how many I really have. I don't want anyone else's spools. Just want to see how many I have emptied and it is a bunch.
    Alice the quilter

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    I have a bunch of thread that was my mother's, plus thread that my DN gave me when his wife passed. I don't use the thread, as it becomes very brittle with age. I also like the look of the thread colors on the old spools. DDIL gave me an antique thread holder that I have thread on. All I can think of, is when I pass on to the great quilting room in the sky, my family is going to come into my sewing room and GASP and wonder what in the world I was saving all that "junk" for. I have old zippers, snaps on a card for 10cents.....

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    I made a lamp with my collection. Had to ask all my friends for their wooden spools to fill it! Now just need a lamp shade and viola!!!! Can't wait to finish it.
    Thanks for starting this thread, great question!!!

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    Just purchased a couple of tins and a sewing basket of wooden spools at an auction, some still have thread on them. I just love wooden spools -- especially the little ones with silk thread still on them.
    Aurora

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    That lot in the photo would set one back by approximately $371.00 if it is polyester and approximately $650.00 if it is cotton-so not likely to collect too many spools...lol!

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