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Thread: rayon thread mesh cover ?

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    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
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    rayon thread mesh cover ?

    How do you keep your rayon thread from raveling off the spool? I have an upright box with pegs for alot of them, but the ones that just get dropped into a box could have a mesh cover or something wrapped around them. I'm looking for a "homemade" fix.... rather not have to go out & buy anything if possible, thanks.

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    I go to Joann's and buy some of the very thin clear vinyl. I then cut it into strips that are the right size for the spools -- I cut them long enough so there is some overlap. I wrap all my spools with this vinyl to keep them from unwinding. I have been doing this for years and I when I finish a spool I can use them on another spool about the same size. I cut paper strips first and when I was happy with the way they fit, then I cut the vinyl.

    I have heard that some folks use the Glad press and seal, but I don't know if it is reusable and my strips definitely are.
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    Thank you so much for your suggestion. At the moment I do have Press'n Seal so will try it out... oh wait... actually I think I may have some of that vinyl in a drawer, may try that out too. For some reason I just thought I needed to have some kind of mesh for it to work. Thanks again!

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    I use Hugo's Amazing Tape...

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    Go to your local florest (flower shop) and ask about the little nylon sleeves their long stem flowers arrive with. They usually get more than they can reuse. They are like the nylon nets you can purchase for your cones of thread. They are about 3-4 inched long and 1 1/2 wide. They work great, and they are usually free. My flower shop reuses them, but offered to same me some. She called and I got a baggie of them. Great find.
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    I bought some hair bands at the dollar store...they are the size you would use for a childs pigtails...about the size of a quarter...they work quite well and you get 25 for a $1. I think that I saw this in one of the Quilting Magazines.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    I used to work for a home based florist who did flowers for weddings. We did a wedding with many many Gerber Daisys. Each flower was wrapped with what I call the potato bag mesh stuff. She was going to throw them out, but I took them, soaked them in bleach and rinsed them really well, and use them to put on my embroidery threads. You could try checking out a florist and see if they would save them for you. I am sure they usually throw them away anyway.

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    I see Maryfrang and I have the same idea.

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    this is what I use also.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom View Post
    I bought some hair bands at the dollar store...they are the size you would use for a childs pigtails...about the size of a quarter...they work quite well and you get 25 for a $1. I think that I saw this in one of the Quilting Magazines.

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    Like the others said asks a florist to save the mesh wrappers that come on spider mums. I work for a florist and we get tons of them. I save them and take them to retreats and give them away to everyoneA
    Sewflower

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