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Thread: Thread Storage

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    thread storage

    I purchased a June Tailor thread rack that I hung on the wall next to my embroidery machine.
    I love it, easy to see and use the thread, no going through drawers or plastic boxes.

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    my dad made me a big rack to hold thread. then I covered them with sandwich baggies so that I could see what I had and also stuck a bobbin on top if had the color loaded. he also made me cone holders for the large cones from a small board, a dowel and a wire hanger. I added the small needle cover from syringes to thread through it and it doesn't tangle.

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    http://www.joann.com/artbin-double-d...s/xprd1036857/

    I use this box to store my threads, have 2 of them. It keeps the dust and dog fur off of my threads. My friend was a LA quilter and she used the rolling drawer stacks that have 3-4 drawers in them, they were perfect for the large cones.
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    Just wanted to post what I decided to do for my thread storage. After everyones ideas and comments I came up with this idea.

    I think it will work, keeps dust off, portable and can hold 350+ spools of thread. I haven't even begun to load it with my thread yet. (may need two units!)

    Thank you everyone for your comments on this.
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    This is working out real nice for me.

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    Well, Wal Mart sells the plastic see through cases for matchbox/hot wheels cars. I bought those for $5.00 each and my Mettler threads are stored in them. They lay flat so you can see the colors and fit perfectly. I have seperate ones for all purpose, embroidery and quilting threads. I never buy the "sewing/quilting" storage containers, I look in the sporting goods department or in the toy section. Much cheaper.

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    Chickadeee55, what are those units you have.. they look like they are doing a great job holding a LOT of thread.
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    Judie, this is a storage unit on wheels, that I got at JoAnns (they go on sale for 35.00), I put peg board in the bottom of the drawers and added plastic dowels - each drawer can hold up to 30 large spools, so that comes out to 300 spools of thread for the whole unit and that is the large spools.

    I really like it, dust free and portable.

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    Chickadeee55, what are those units you have.. they look like they are doing a great job holding a LOT of thread.

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    I have 2 plastic storage drawer units. I wanted the thread spools to stay in place, so I lined the bottom of the drawers with peg board and then glued golf tees into the holes. It works great. I had to have my dad drill the holes slightly larger to accommodate the size of the golf tee heads (we left one hole between each of the golf tees). It makes it easy to just open the drawer and see what colors you have.

    To keep the thread from unraveling off the spools, I tape the ends to the thread with a snip of the 1/4" tape they sell at JoAnn's to mark 1/4" on your quilting projects. It doesn't seem to gum up the thread (it's designed not to gum up the quilt projects) and seems to work fairly well - although the adhesive does dry out after a few months. It does seem to keep my thread drawers nice and neat though!

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    Totally agree. The sports department always has the best finds and the best $.

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