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Old 04-13-2021, 07:01 AM
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I wonder if you cut strips of Glad press and Seal, if you wrap it around the cones?
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:12 AM
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I thought about blue tape -- I already keep a roll of it in my sewing kit. My preference though would be to stick it on the inside of the cone and then I think you still have the possibility of the thread looping over the spool and coming off. Do you just put a piece down on the outside or peel back a corner or anything for easier take off?

The idea with the hairbands is that they don't stick to the hair (so much) and so will be easy to pull on/off the spools. The reality is that this is enough thread for the rest of my sewing life and maybe something like the press and seal and pretend that they are just all new until I want that particular one might be good. Had a friend who was crazy good at doing everything that couldn't be done with duct tape with press and seal!

The netting, I think I see that in the thrift stores sometimes -- it is green? Does it come in clear or other colors??
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Old 04-13-2021, 08:36 AM
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Some of the cones have a flip-edge on the base that you can flip open, wind the loose end into, then snap shut. Glide and Isacord come to mind.

On some, the cap can be loosened/pulled up and the loose end tucked there. I'm thinking Superior and Aurifil are like this.

Either way, look at the cone construction to see if base or cap are design to do that.
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Old 04-13-2021, 08:45 AM
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There is a slit in the bottom plastic of the So Fine cones to pull the thread through. Turn over the unopened cones and you should be able to see where the thread is secured.
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Old 04-13-2021, 08:54 AM
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Oh my goodness! DebJMills, by looking at the sealed cones I was able to see what I couldn't see/feel on the opened ones. I have vision issues and the base is rough enough that various things caught my fingernail explorations.

Thank you so much! This will help prevent the tangle and regular maintenance I didn't want to deal with. Am still going to look at those drawer organizers.

My cat Tomas, he could take a loose end of thread and run it hundreds of yards this way and that and all through the house. A spool with the thread secured wasn't so much fun, eventually they all ended up under the couch. But.. a loose thread coming out of a drawer was something like out of a cartoon.
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:28 AM
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plastic tablecloth the clear stuff you can buy it by the yard I just cut strips the width I need and the length needed I add some so it overlaps it clings so it works good
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Old 04-13-2021, 12:10 PM
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I use this tape to wrap around spools. The roll has lasted a long time. I use the 1 inch size and then slice it down the center. Two for one works for me.


I made storage boards to store embroidery threads and serger cones in the drawers. Cut dry erase board to fit the drawer, mark a grid and glue on golf tees. I use longer tees for the cone threads. The spools stay in the right space. Easy to take out and put the thread back when done. For embroidery threads the drawer holds 81 spools. I forget the serger cone numbers.

When you glue the tees onto the board just space them so there is room to fit the next spool on the board.
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Old 04-13-2021, 04:19 PM
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I take a single edge razor blade and cut a small slit in the base for the cone and pull my thread end through it. It holds for me, sort of like the slit that is on one end of some spools of thread.
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:00 PM
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I simply use a piece of tape from my tape dispenser and keep my spools in drawers organized by color families. Has worked for me for years and never a problem removing the small piece from the cut end.
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Old 04-14-2021, 03:13 AM
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I ordered 40 yards of thread net covers and just received it yesterday. I hope it works. I thought it was funny that this subject just came up after I received it.
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