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Thread: Do you cover your thread rack?

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    Senior Member JeannieT's Avatar
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    I like to see all the pretty colors - my embroidery machine thread is in a wall cabinet with a glass doors, but my regular sewing thread is on one of those 60 spool racks hung on the wall. I have a piece of clear vinyl over it, but can't seem to figure out how to make it not look tacky....
    Any suggestions? My studio is clean, (well, sometimes it is) but I guess I am under the impression air and dust can do your thread in over time . True?
    Would love to hear your ideas for a wall mounted rack.

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    A cabinet with glass doors?

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    I found a really cute little cabinet in a catalog maybe 10 or more years ago that is a spool rack on the inside and has a door with a cute sewing type design on the front that is decorative and hangs on the wall above one of my sewing machines.
    Have not seen one lately though...Would probably be pretty easy to make if one is handy with woodworking.

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    Mine may look tacky but they are covered with a scarf. I rather have then clean, because the dust will get into the machine if not.

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    can you make a wooden frame slightly larger than your rack and put the clear vinyl inside the frame and then place it over the rack...sorta like a window...

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    I took an extra quilt block that my mom had made and stripped around it with muslin and covered my thread holders .I attached ribbon at the top corners and tied a bow. Sweet memories of my mom.. I did not realize how dusty thread can get till I looked at it all one day, and wow...had to unwind the top layer..and cut it.

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    Mine stored in drawers & cases. Funny you should bring this up becuase I was in Beverly's today & noticed how dusty their thread was!

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    I like to keep my thread covered because I see how dusty it gets in the store. Just in case I were to have any dust at home, with my cat and all (LOL LOL), I put it in a couple of plastic thread boxes, but the were kind of pricey, so I have a couple of red plastic container boxes to keep the dust off. There is a little bit of looking, but not bad, and I prefer to keep the dust off.

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    NEVER thought about this! My sewing room is supposed to be the dining room (no one has been clear-the-table worthy in quite some time). My thread holder is sitting on the hutch top - not quite out in the open. I have a recent project in front of it - hanging from a clothes hanger hooked on the cabinet door. Is that enough? (It's not there as a dust cover - just there cause it was a place to put it!)

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    I nerver really thought about it, but I guess it makes sense. I will probably start covering mine now as well. Thanks.

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    Mine is all in clear plasic thread boxes that I purchased at Joann's.

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    I just finally got all my thread onto racks. I don't have them covered yet but plan to. I've been looking for ways to do this effectively myself. I'll keep watching for more ideas.

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    I have just the thing!! Protects from dust & still able to see colors. Take a sandwich bag, slip over cone, measure on 2 sides where to sew, stitch with very small stitch, cut off to exact height on bottom.

    Hope this is explained well enough.

    Enjoy...

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I have just the thing!! Protects from dust & still able to see colors. Take a sandwich bag, slip over cone, measure on 2 sides where to sew, stitch with very small stitch, cut off to exact height on bottom.

    Hope this is explained well enough.

    Enjoy...

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I keep my thread in a box. Works for me.

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    My thread is stored in cases. I don't want them to get all dusty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljptexas
    I have just the thing!! Protects from dust & still able to see colors. Take a sandwich bag, slip over cone, measure on 2 sides where to sew, stitch with very small stitch, cut off to exact height on bottom.

    Hope this is explained well enough.

    Enjoy...

    :thumbup: :thumbup:
    this is a great idea but I don't want to sew 60 bags!! I wonder if someone sells tiny little bags like that.....hmmmm, may have to do some research.Thanks for the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sak658
    I took an extra quilt block that my mom had made and stripped around it with muslin and covered my thread holders .I attached ribbon at the top corners and tied a bow. Sweet memories of my mom.. I did not realize how dusty thread can get till I looked at it all one day, and wow...had to unwind the top layer..and cut it.
    I love this idea......I could even make something that coordinates with my studio colors!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljptexas
    I have just the thing!! Protects from dust & still able to see colors. Take a sandwich bag, slip over cone, measure on 2 sides where to sew, stitch with very small stitch, cut off to exact height on bottom.

    Hope this is explained well enough.

    Enjoy...

    :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Very Clever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx
    NEVER thought about this! My sewing room is supposed to be the dining room (no one has been clear-the-table worthy in quite some time). My thread holder is sitting on the hutch top - not quite out in the open. I have a recent project in front of it - hanging from a clothes hanger hooked on the cabinet door. Is that enough? (It's not there as a dust cover - just there cause it was a place to put it!)
    I like this! I never thought about covering my thread. Hanging a WIP in front is an excellent thought! :-D

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