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Thread: thread racks

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    thread racks

    who uses them and if so does it effect the thread by exposing them to light??? Do you cover them with anything??
    I have a thread rack but was told it would not be good for the thread I need help

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    My Mom and some quilting friends have thread racks. I've never heard any complaints. I would just keep them out of the sun if you can help it. Because I don't have a sewing room, I keep my threads in a plastic thread bin. Easy to move around and put away from the sun if needed. I would think if you couldn't move them out of the sun, putting a sheet over it or some other fabric to block the light?
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    I got several containers for mine, like briefcases. they close. keeps the dust off, my main concern. and perhaps helps the thread not dry out too. it's very dry where I live. got mine at JoAnn's mostly. maybe by Sulky. I gave most of my hanging racks away.

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    I keep mine in acid free photo boxes, glued extra long golf tee's to bottom slip spool on has room on top for bobbin thread to. keeps dust and sun out.

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    I have my threads on racks hanging on my wall and I don't cover them. They hang on the same wall as my only window so they never get direct sunlight. I cover the nozzle on my vacuumn with a piece of pantyhose and dust them when I vacuumn my floor. I've not had any issues with fading or breaking.
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    thanks for all the information I think I will try mine out I could always put clear plastic vinyl over the rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbee3 View Post
    who uses them and if so does it effect the thread by exposing them to light??? Do you cover them with anything??
    I have a thread rack but was told it would not be good for the thread I need help

    My dining room is my sewing room, so I just keep my thread in a plastic container
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    I had to quit using my thread racks when I shared my sewing room with my cats. They got litter dust and fine hair on them. Now I have a new sewing room and I am using the racks again. Racks hang on same wall as window and no sunlight. I bought them to use and now I am.
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    I would be concerned about dust. All of my thread is in plastic boxes. My sister has the thread rack and several spindles snapped off of it. She switched to boxes.
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    My embroidery thread is in plastic boxes. My sewing/quilting thread is on thread racks which are located on the same wall as the window. I don't cover my thread but can see that it might be nice to sew some clear plastic covers to hang over the thread - to keep cat hair and dust off.

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