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Thread: Thread verses fabric

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    Super Member #1piecemaker's Avatar
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    Is your thread stash as large as you fabric stash? Mine sure isn't. I use a lot of white and basic colors.

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    I have more fabric, but I have alot of thread with just a little on the spool, and I am trying to use it up. Sometimes several of the same color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker
    Is your thread stash as large as you fabric stash? Mine sure isn't. I use a lot of white and basic colors.
    Mine is getting there. I have hundreds of spools of machine embroidery thread, hundreds of spools of polyester sewing thread left from when I did so much apparel and craft sewing. Now I am accumulating cotton quilting thread for the long arm. I have lots of old wooden spools of thread as decoration in the sewing studio. I also have a lot of serger thread. You can't have just one or two colors of anything. :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol:

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    I have lots of thread because I have several machines. I have about 400+ colors of embroidery thread alone. I use cones thread for the basic colors and then have about 100+ smaller spools for special projects in the past and future.

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    In mass, no. :mrgreen:

    But I confess that I like thread almost as much as fabric. :oops:

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    Not even close.

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    Wow, I'd better get in the program. Need to start "stashing" thread. I tend to use neutral colors. Still getting used to all of this.

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    I, too, use natural or basic neutral colored threads.

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    I am a long arm quilter and I buy fabric to match my thread!

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    mmmmm... nope.

    I confess I mostly just stick with white, tan, red, and black.

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    no, my thread stash is not as big, but per quilt, one uses less thread than fabric. so, although my stash does not look large, it will probably last me a very long time :)

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    If we're counting embroidery floss? Bigger! Actually, it's probably bigger even without counting it. Oh, my aching head.

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    Not even close!!!

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    This brings up something I've been wondering, what to do with all those spools with just a little on them. I have a drawer full from when I was making clothes. I don't do enough hand quilting to use anything up.

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    No, but that is only because the spools take up less space than the fabric. DD said she can find any color thread and any piece of fabric she needs in my stash.

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    not even close. I tend to use a lot of neutrals

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    I don't think I will ever use it up as I got $600 worth thrown in for every machine that I bought.It will probably rot on the spools!

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    Yes, it's big, having sewn a lot of garments over the years. At least they are mostly the little spools...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini
    I am a long arm quilter and I buy fabric to match my thread!
    Lol i thought it was just me! I love thread just as much as fabric. I quilt, embroider and long arm.

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    no my stash is more than my thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmyers
    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini
    I am a long arm quilter and I buy fabric to match my thread!
    Lol i thought it was just me! I love thread just as much as fabric. I quilt, embroider and long arm.
    Ditto here, :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker
    Is your thread stash as large as you fabric stash? Mine sure isn't. I use a lot of white and basic colors.
    Mine is getting there. I have hundreds of spools of machine embroidery thread, hundreds of spools of polyester sewing thread left from when I did so much apparel and craft sewing. Now I am accumulating cotton quilting thread for the long arm. I have lots of old wooden spools of thread as decoration in the sewing studio. I also have a lot of serger thread. You can't have just one or two colors of anything. :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol:
    I'm in the same boat. Scads of thread from years of fashion sewing and crafts. AND I never buy just one spool. You never know when........

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    No, but I now try to buy at least one spool of thread every time I buy a fat quarter or remnant so the thread stash is growing...

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    Nope - my thread stash is pretty small right now - will have to work on that lol

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    I have more fabric then I do thread. Matter of fact, I need to buy more thread soon. I have just been waiting for thread to come on sale.

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