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Thread: thread storage?

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    thankyou everyone for sharing! i'm gonna have to go shopping and see what i can come up with. would there be any reason to NOT store the thread in glass jars???

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    Here is a picture of what I use for my embroidery thread. It will hold the big sulky spools upright. I have all my thread and stabilizer in this little cart. Each drawer holds about 50 spools.

    I got this one at Fleet Farm, but also saw them at Wal-Mart.
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    This is how I store my thread:

    My Thread Storage System

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    I use prescription bottles and my husband drills a small hole in the top for the thread to pull thru. It helps when you drop the bottle the thread doesn't un roll. I can still see the colors and I just store them in a plastic ben.

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    I have the thread boxes from Joann's - they are great, but I needed so many that I gave up. I now keep the threads in one of the plastic drawer units and sort by type of thread. I still have thread in plastic shoe boxes, storage boxes, tins, etc. Anything that will hold thread is being used. I like the idea of the golf tees. It is hard to keep track of all your thread when you go on a buying spree like I used to do when I had lots of money and preparing for retirement when I wouldn't have much money - like now. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twoxover View Post
    i'm really trying to figure out thread storage. so far, i've got some in a closet in a plastic box, some in the top drawer of my sewing table, etc....

    i'm not really wanting to use one of the racks--i think the threads would get dusty. how are YOU storing your thread???

    betsey
    I bought the neatest cart on wheels with 10 drawers. It is light weight and easy to move around. It cost 24.99.
    I have plenty of room for my threads and a lot of room for bobbins, rulers, rotery cutters and ect. I wheel it to my sewing area which is my dining room. The nice thing is I am able to take it back to the closet for storage to hide it. I would send a pic. but I can't download one as of yet.

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    I have a 3 drawer rolling cart. I place single colors in ziplock bags and place the colored thread bags in the top drawer and the neutrals (black, greys, white, creams, etc.) in the second drawer. The bottom drawer is for the large spools.
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    I have one of those too! (The wooden cart from Farm and Fleet) I too use it for my embroidery threads, hoops, and pens/pencils
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    I doubt that what I have done would suit anyone else, but I will tell you anyway. All my thread is stored in containers where they can't get dusty, etc.; I have different places for different types of thread. 100% cotton sewing machine thread is in one plastic 3-drawer unit; dual duty in another; polyester embroidery thread in the drop-down-door section of my book case; rayon cones in a plastic box under my bed; rayon spools in plastic storage boxes (stacked), each box designed for a specific style spool. It doesn't sound very organized but, in fact, it is because I know precisely what thread selection to look through. Because I have hundreds of machine embroidery thread colors, I keep a typed up-to-date list of the color numbers and where each one can be found.

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    I also keep mine in storage cart.

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