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Thread: Thread Holder For Hand Sewing - Cheap Idea

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    Senior Member Opal Jane's Avatar
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    I've been trying to think of something to put my thread in to keep it from rolling all over the place. I finally came up with a solution. I purchased a pencil box, at Walmart for less than 50 cents, punched holes in the lid and fed the thread through. Now I can just pull what I need and cut, no chasing after spools. YIPPEE!!! Who would have thought something so small could make me happy.

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    My aren't you the clever one?!? Perfect use for it!!

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    excellent idea, thanks for sharing with us

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    Great idea!! Thank you!!

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    Superb idea! Great!

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    What a cool idea.

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    Very clever! Handy too :D:D:D

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    Thank you for sharing! Quilters are so smart. :-)

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    What a GREAT idea!!! Thank you!!!

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    Wow!!! What an great idea!! You are woman, we heard you roar!!!



    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Nice

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    That is neat !!

    I use a large medicine bottle with hole poked in the top for my hand quilting thread.

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    you are smart cookie!!! thanks for sharing

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    very neat idea!!!!

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    I use those to keep my marking pencils, quilting attatchments for each of my different machines, or other notions in. I picked up a bunch last year after back to school season and everything was on sale for like a quarter each. I also bought the zipper pouches for pencils that are see through and use them for my safety pins. They don't take up much room and can stand on end in a basket.

    I will have to try the thread thing. What a great idea.

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    What a great idea.

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    What a great Idea! will have to try it, I'm getting tired of chasing Otis to get my thread back!

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    Awesome idea - I have a hand quilting class next month and this is perfect! Thanks for being crafty!

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    I will be looking for one of those. My kitten likes to knock the spools down and take off with them

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    I like it, I'm going to use the ideal. These will work around cat that want to play with my thread
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opal Jane
    I've been trying to think of something to put my thread in to keep it from rolling all over the place. I finally came up with a solution. I purchased a pencil box, at Walmart for less than 50 cents, punched holes in the lid and fed the thread through. Now I can just pull what I need and cut, no chasing after spools. YIPPEE!!! Who would have thought something so small could make me happy.
    I LOVE YOU! I'm tired of chasing thread under every table and chair in my house!

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    What a clever idea - I'll have to hit Walmart.

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    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    Try Dollar General, too. I picked up a couple of things (not for sewing but for my office) for $50 and a dollar. LOVE that Dollar General!!

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    And the color means it's unlikely to get lost somewhere!
    Great idea, Opal Jane :-D

    Jan in VA

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