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Thread: EMPTY SPOOLS OF THREAD

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    Senior Member irma tapia's Avatar
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    What do you do with your empty spools of thread? I have been collecting them for awhile and I really don't know what to do with them, any suggestions :?: :roll:

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    Call the art teacher at a local school or preschool and see if they can use them.

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    I just put them in the recycle bin. Most of them are plastic now.

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    I don't save them. I'm happy to toss the empty spools; keeps my sewing room tidy the way I like it.

    Once, I saw a really neat wreath made out of spools. But I would rather sew.

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    I saw garland made with spools. They wrapped bright color fabric aound them and put them on string along with colorful beads. They were hanging like a valance on a window in her sewing room.

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    I give mine to my Grandchildren to play with.

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    Give them to your schools pre Kindergarden

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    [quote=JenniePenny]I don't save them. I'm happy to toss the empty spools; keeps my sewing room tidy the way I like it.

    I agree; it had never crossed my mind to keep them. I only save what I'm very certain I'll be able to use later.

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    i save mine until i have a 5-gallon bucket full, then i give them to the boyscouts. there are all sorts of organizations who will happily accept things like this...scouts, 4-H kids, public school art departments. the senior center; pre-schools; our local library does craft times with little people on saturdays...they love donations too...lots of places, just ask around :thumbup:

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    I save then for the kids at work, they use them to make all kids of craft projects.

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