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Old 05-21-2013, 07:53 AM
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I'm a saver...of everything...but not a few inches of thread. That's for the birds or my pillows for the cat shelter in town. A few weeks ago I had finished with something on the sewing machine and wanted to go to the sofa in the other room to do something like thread snipping or something. I sat down and wondered where all this thread was coming from. After a little while I realized it was coming from the bobbin in the sewing room, about 20 or more feet away. About that time my husband got up to go to the kitchen. STOP! STOP! I clipped the thread, went and got the bobbin, and wound all that thread back unto the bobbin. Took a while.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:57 AM
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I would love the directions to make a thread bowl too.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:03 AM
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I toss them into a bag and then when I get a good bunch, place them between 2 sheets of washable stablizer and sew with invisiable thread. They look neat on a purse, crazy quilt, candle wraps. I find I use them a lot.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by sewmerry View Post
I have a distant cousin that saves threads from ripping out seams which I think is rediculously funny , But it has also been said that she buys 2 ply bathroom tissue and rewinds onto seperate rolls to be thrifty!!!!
Now that is thrifty

A side note for those who save thread scraps for the birds: mice also like them for their nests.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:52 AM
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[QUOTE=quilterCDN;6074958]I know a woman who saves her thread. When she has a jar full, she places the threads inbetween to thin layers of water solviable plastic and then sews randome stitches, with various colors of thread until the pieces are sewen together. Then she rinses off the solivable stuff and ends up with a new type of lace background. Then she uses her embroidery feature and makes an embellishment with this thread/fabric as her base.

This is what I do with the pretty embroidery threads (especially like to add some metallic threads) when doing machine emb. I cut out the shape of a heart in a blouse or T-shirt, and sewed the lacy sandwich, after rinsing the water soluble stabilizer out, placing it behind the heart cut out, to peek through the heart opening. Was so pretty.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by QandE2010 View Post
I save mine wrapped around the wheels of my rolling computer/sewing chair. LOL
loved this comment LOL
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:53 AM
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i save mine in a small oatmeal container by my machine when i m sewing. i like to make the thread bowls and use them as gifts filled with bath soaps and things for the bath or one i did with things for the kitchen and a few samples of coffee and teas.also baked goods to go with a gift too works. it takes a while to save the thread so i don't get to make them to often. most of it is from beginning and end of the thread when i take it out of the machine. i usally use a leader but forget sometime. that is probally why it takes me a while to collect up.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by maviskw View Post
I'm a saver...of everything...but not a few inches of thread. That's for the birds or my pillows for the cat shelter in town. A few weeks ago I had finished with something on the sewing machine and wanted to go to the sofa in the other room to do something like thread snipping or something. I sat down and wondered where all this thread was coming from. After a little while I realized it was coming from the bobbin in the sewing room, about 20 or more feet away. About that time my husband got up to go to the kitchen. STOP! STOP! I clipped the thread, went and got the bobbin, and wound all that thread back unto the bobbin. Took a while.
Ha! Ha! I've done that before too. It's kinda embarrassing when you finally figure it out. I think I even walked clear out the kitchen door before I realized what was going on.
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Originally Posted by Sandrea View Post
loved this comment LOL
OMG...I do that too!
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:15 PM
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Hello, I save the threads for a friend of mine: she makes fantastic new fabric with the help of water soluble stabilizer or she is sorting the threads by color and sewing them on fabric!!!
Have a look at my gathered threads:

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And what you can make out of it:

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