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Thread: Not sure what to do with these items I inherited!

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    I have a bunch of those old thread spools and i also put them in a glass jar and have them on my self in my sewing room.

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    always loved the iron design that they featured
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    I have a collection of those old iron-on transfers that belonged to my grandmother, most probably most from the 30s-50s. I used quite a few starting in the 70s to do hand-embroidery. They still work but I just keep them for nostalgia since I do embroidery by machine now. I also have a large glass jar filled with wooden thread spools on display in my sewing room.

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    throw them my way!!!! I love those old embroidery patterns. Even if they are too old to iron on, I keep a pencil for tracing them to iron on some more.

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    The paper bobbins are disposable pre-filled bobbins. Once used, toss the empty paper. These were popular at one time.

    What beautiful spools!! Put them in some sort of display in your sewing room and just enjoy looking at them. I would!

    The iron-ons probably still work unless they were stored in a very hot attic or something. Then they may be dried out.

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    Most regular spools have more than 10 yards. They look like specialty threads for hand embroidery. Usually these heavier threads can be used for wool appliqué. They look like beautiful threads.

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    Any silk thread that I have found on wooden spools like yours at estate sales I have sold on Ebay.

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    The red appears to be button twist. It works nicely for hand embroidery If you want to try it, check for strength and color fastness. There are definitely wooden spoon collectors. I used an OLD aunt Martha's. It worked just fine.

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    For the bobbins you can find an old Jar or a new one and fill it with the bobbins.They are great for decorating a sm table.
    I have a lamp you can fill with different things and show them off. It has two functions. It looks like an old huricane oil lamp but it is electric. You unscrew the top and you can fill the bottom.
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    Wonderful advice from the knowledgable members of this board.

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