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    HELP....with thread organization.

    I really need ideas on organizing my thread. I have a long arm machine and my thread is getting out of control. I prefer to store in drawers to keep the dust under control and would like to keep the costs reasonable. Any and all ideas welcome. Pictures and links appreciated.

    Thanks!!!

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    No pics, but I bought a plastic rolling cart from WM, the wide one that has 3 deep drawers (got it on sale for about $20 I think). Cut pegboard to fit the drawers and glued dowels in about every 3rd hole. One drawer can hold about 35 large cones and the whole thing can slide under the LA when not in use. So far I've only filled one drawer but I put my rulers, stencils, and other tools in the others.

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    That is such a good idea Pam S.
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    I use the same, rolling cart with deep drawers.

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    i use cardboard egg cartons and store them in a deep 3 drawer plastic rolling cart . i found at the flea market last weekend. very clean cart. for 5.00 works for me.
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    Thanks... I think this will work for me!

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    Thanks for this...I was going to ask the same question.

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    Fantastic idea Pam S. I had a couple plastic thread boxes but need more storage. This will work beautifully in my Ikea storage units under my cutting table.

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    Thanks for the idea, Pam S. - I have the drawers, but the spools won't stand up well! Thanks for the idea of pegboard and dowels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShireldaQuilts View Post
    I really need ideas on organizing my thread. I have a long arm machine and my thread is getting out of control. I prefer to store in drawers to keep the dust under control and would like to keep the costs reasonable. Any and all ideas welcome. Pictures and links appreciated.

    Thanks!!!
    I use pieces of stabilizer that I have cut to fit around the thread and secure with rubber band the rubber band does not touch the thread so no worries there. I use this for my embroidery threads and I store them in a plastic case usually used for fishing

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    I used foam board cut to fit the plastic drawers,then used E6000 and glued golf tees upside down.For deeper drawers I used extra long tees. Works great!!

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    Pam S. Is one sheet of pegboard thick enough to hold the pegs/thread. I asked my son about cutting me a piece of the pegboard and he said it wouldn't be thick enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusmomma View Post
    Pam S. Is one sheet of pegboard thick enough to hold the pegs/thread. I asked my son about cutting me a piece of the pegboard and he said it wouldn't be thick enough.
    I've glued the pegs in the holes and they hold pretty well. Occasionally I will have one come out but I just glue it back in. I've also used the pegboard in drawers for years to hold my embroidery cones. I hot glued the first ones in, but then I went to Elmer's wood glue. Both worked for me. I actually think the Elmer's worked best. The dowels I used were a tight fit to begin with so they don't have a lot of wriggle room.

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    I bought a ten drawer unit at BJs for $30 bucks. I like the small/thin drawers so I don't have to dig. I separate my thread by type/color/embroidery/etc. The spools lie on their sides so I can see the colors. I also like it on wheels so that I can move it around when I need it or anything. Whatever works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam S View Post
    No pics, but I bought a plastic rolling cart from WM, the wide one that has 3 deep drawers (got it on sale for about $20 I think). Cut pegboard to fit the drawers and glued dowels in about every 3rd hole. One drawer can hold about 35 large cones and the whole thing can slide under the LA when not in use. So far I've only filled one drawer but I put my rulers, stencils, and other tools in the others.

    I think this is an awesome idea

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