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Thread: Ingenious ways to store thread - got any? :)

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    Ingenious ways to store thread - got any? :)

    Rather than baggies and boxes, what are your creative ways for storing threads with their corresponding bobbins? I'd like to be able to see the colors but they will have to be stored when not in use. Nothing premade seems to make me happy and this is starting to make me nuts.

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    They make little spool pins out of plastic that lock them together. You can use a pipe cleaner to connect them. Some people use a long golf tee.
    I store mine separately. I use the plastic tube that you cut into sections to keep my bobbins neat. If I have a specialty thread in a bobbin, I just write on the plastic tube section the thread details.

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    I also store mine seperately, keep them in bobbin boxes to keep them neat.

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    Mine are separate now but hate the bobbin box. They shake in their little pockets and unwind. I used to have one with foam inserts and it kept them snug but haven't seen those around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19 View Post
    Mine are separate now but hate the bobbin box. They shake in their little pockets and unwind. I used to have one with foam inserts and it kept them snug but haven't seen those around.
    I take the tail of the thread and push it through one of the holes in the bobbin. It helps keep it from unrolling.

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    When my son out grew his matchbox cars I confiscated his car garage, it is exactly like the double sided thread storage boxes sold at Joann, holds a lot of spools and is see thru. Since my cat played soccer with my bobbin box I have switched to those rubber donut bobbin rings, I have 4, one for cool colors, warm colors, poly thread, and machine embroidery threads. the donut rings hang on my peg board. Sorry kitty!

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    I do the pipe cleaner thing. Mostly because I don't want to get the different thread thicknesses mixed up.

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    Oh I forgot to mention I use an old school spice rack to hold my thread spools.

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    I get the little foam things that you put between your toes for manicures. You can get two for a dollar at the Dollar Tree. Each one will hold four bobbins and they don't fall out at all.

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    Toni, that's clever.

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