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Thread: storing your thread

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    Super Member newbee3's Avatar
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    storing your thread

    I was gifted a thread holder wondering how many of you use them. I was under the impression it was better to store it in a drawer?? I was also told it has a life of 3 years. I know some of mine is more than that and seems to work okay.

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    I store mine in a rolling plastic 3 drawer unit that I got at the dollar store. It works for me. I had one of the thread holders wth the pegs on it, but I had too many spools so I gave it away and went with the plastic drawers.

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    I keep mine in plastic bins with lids on them. Keeps things clean!
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    I've never understood how people can use the peg stands or the wall holders because my sewing room is always full of lint and dust from the fabrics. I vacuum at least three times a week and still have lint. I thought I must have the most fuzzy sewing room in the world. So with that said all my thread is also stored in a rolling drawer unit.

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    I keep mine on those peg stands. I know it could get dusty and I would have may have to replace it some day. But, I love having them handy and I can see quickly what I have and it is so easy to pick the thread I want to use. But, most importantly my young granddaughter loves to come and look at "grandma's colors".
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    I have it in the plastic pins with spool pegs. Much easier to pack it up and go when necessary. Now, iF I had only remembered to bring my 15 degree wedge tool with me.
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    Ditto...can't stand dusting thread spools!

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    I have 2 drawers , one for unused and one for in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    I keep mine in plastic bins with lids on them. Keeps things clean!
    Same here. I have one bin for neutrals and one for the quilty colors.
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    I have threads much older than 3 years...and I still sew with them without problems. It may be a sales pitch from the thread distribitors to get us to buy more than we really need to.

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