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Thread: Thread Holder For Hand Sewing - Cheap Idea

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    LOVE IT.

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    great idea... you should send it in to fonsandporter tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo_Chride
    Another idea that works for me is I thread a needle right onto the spool. I drop the spool into a ziploc bag and poke the needle through the side/end of the bag, pulling the thread out through the hole. Zip the bag closed. I then pull out as much thread as I need, leaving a "tail" of thread protruding out of the bag a few inches. Next time, I just thread the needle onto the tail and pull again.

    Neat, cheap, tidy, keeps the thread from getting dusty/fluffy/dirty/whatever. The bag stops the thread from rolling away and folds up nice and tight so it doesn't take up much extra space when storing. And who doesn't have a ziploc type baggie of any sort in their home?

    Tara
    Great idea also!

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    Could you please run for President!!! Great idea.

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCloser
    Could you please run for President!!! Great idea.
    As President..... I would make National Quilt Day a required paid (in fabric) holiday!! YIPPEE!!!

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    That is such a great idea!

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    Great idea! I'll do this and won't have to fight my cat who tries to play with the spools.

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    Great idea!

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    Very very clever!!!!

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    what a clever idea. going to have to get myself to Walmart. thanks for sharing.

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    Isn't that clever!

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    Good idea. Quilters are very ccreative people in more ways than one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAB55
    That is neat !!

    I use a large medicine bottle with hole poked in the top for my hand quilting thread.
    This is a good idea too for my traveling projects. :thumbup:

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    Oh my! Thank you for this clever idea. Got any more?

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    Dog hit my elbow so I double posted. Yep, blame it on the dog!

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    What a neat idea. I keep my quilting thread in those by color. Who would have hought to put a hole in the lid. CLEVER

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    Very creative, good idea.

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    what a clever idea. i will have to give it a try.

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    Neat idea!
    Hey, congratulations on your weight loss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter64779
    I use all size medicine bottles with a hole punched in top to carry along. Also at sewing table when sewing binding on hate to chase the thread.
    When you punch a hole in those semi-hard lids: how do you keep them smooth enough to not ravel out your thread?

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