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Thread: Thread Rack Tutorials & More Ideas for Quilting storage!

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    Thread Rack Tutorial from pegboard to hang in your room

    http://craftedition.blogspot.com/201...-tutorial.html

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    Thanks for the links both are great ideas

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    You are very welcome, I like both of them, will have to give a job to hubby to make for me

    Glad I could help you and others!

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstodo
    Thanks for the links both are great ideas

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    Cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    About 6 years ago,I asked my husband to make me one of these thread holders to put into a drawer of a table that belonged to my mom.It really has been a blessing to have and the threads are all so easy to get to and out of sight.

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    My husband made me one of these a few years ago. I love it. It helps keep it all neat.

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    These are great ideas but, I've always wondered.... if your house is anything like mine, especially with four cats, won't the thread get dusty and eventually dry out or fade?

    I use a stack of plastic thread containers from Joann's to hold all my thread. They each contain a type of thread or different thread manufacturer, for example, Coats & Clark, Mettler, variegated, etc.

    Or, is it that you use your thread so fast it doesn't have a chance to dry out or get dusty?

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    Wow! Great idea!
    And to think I just found a pegboard with hangers for $1 at a Garage sale 2 weeks ago. I don't have near that much thread (not from lack of trying) but it is big enough that I can use it for a dual purpose. Thread storage and tool storage. :-D
    Now to get hubby to help me put it up. LOL!
    Thank you so much for the link.

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    To double the rack you have now storage, slip a plastic drinking straw over the peg. Put two spools of thread on one peg. Cut the straw to the length you need. I do this to hold bobbins with matching thread with the spool.

    I drape thin fabric over my hanging thread racks to keep dust and light off.

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    Thanks for the links. I want to make the peg board one. Been wanting one for awhile but the ones pre-made are really expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Thread Rack Tutorial from pegboard to hang in your room

    http://craftedition.blogspot.com/201...-tutorial.html
    What a coincidence. I found this website earlier this month and my husband & I made one of these using a 2' x 4' piece of pegboard and 1/4" dowel rods long enough for matching bobbin to sit on top of spool. There are 165 pegs for spools of thread and I still have about 1/3 of the board left that I used pegboard hooks to hang several items, including some of my longer rulers. It was easy, fun, and relatively inexpensive.

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    Very nice. Hubby and I got mine up today and it doesn't look nearly as well as yours does but I also don't have everything on it either. I didn't glue dowels on it as I hung a june taylor spool rack that I already have from the pegboard.I am hoping it will be easier to cover the thread from dust and light this way since I don't have that much thread.
    I think he was looking lovingly at it with tools in his eyes though... lol

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    Thanks for the link. Soon as I get my fabric and such in a better storage system, I will have wall space enough tfor my design wall and thread rack.
    Wow Martha that is awesome. Do I see alot of Connecting Threads thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Thanks for the link. Soon as I get my fabric and such in a better storage system, I will have wall space enough tfor my design wall and thread rack.
    Wow Martha that is awesome. Do I see alot of Connecting Threads thread?
    Thank you. No, those are spools of Floriani and Robison-Anton embroidery thread.

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    Wow, this thread has taken off, great, I am so happy that I found the links for us, if you make one please post a picture here on this thread for all of us to see

    Thanks and have a great day!

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    Awesome! I had hubby make me two smaller ones several yrs ago, but I thought instead of using dowels, why not buy the more expensive peg hooks! Don't know what I was thinking, but they don't work as well. Will probably convert to dowels soon. Does anyone know if the dowels will hold the large cones comfortably?
    I use the second one for my cutters, scissors, and small rulers and mats that don't fit in the holders and will hang up!

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