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Thread: Ingenious ways to store thread - got any? :)

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    [QUOWhat a good idea!TE=hopetoquilt;6314157]Attachment 438152Attachment 438153I just use the rings from staples and the hair bands for little kids, as pictured... That is how I store bobbin threads[/QUOTE]

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    Storing bobbins

    Found this idea on Pinterest. Use the plastic that is used for spiral binders to hold your bobbins. Should be able to find at office supply stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickpea View Post
    Found this idea on Pinterest. Use the plastic that is used for spiral binders to hold your bobbins. Should be able to find at office supply stores.
    What a great idea! How come I never think of things like this ! Thanks for sharing.
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    When all the school supplies came out, I purchased ALOT of the 96 cents plastic pencil boxes at Walmart. I can put 6 (I think it was) large spools of Floriani embroidery thread in each box. I do this by turning every other one upside down. I think there is enough room in the boxes to add the bobbins also. Then label the boxes with the thread numbers or colors and stack away!
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    To keep the spool of thread and the bobbin together, cut a drinking straw to the appropriate length. Slip the piece of straw into the spool of thread and put the bobbin down over the straw.

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    [QUOTE=patchwork;6313069]I have a cupboard that was made with 1x4 that has shelves and doors. Keeps the light off the thread. I have also seen a bathroom cupboard ( the one with the three mirrored doors} Would make a great place to store thread and cones.[/QUOTEYou could use a medicine cabinet in your sewing room and keep your thread in there and also a bottle of Advil or Aleve or whatever if needed, tube of muscle cream--for those aches and pains that you can relieve with the cream. I have one round one that has lights for it and I am going to hang that in my room. Maybe even keep a brush in there in case I am working and someone comes can check to see if presentable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter View Post
    To keep the spool of thread and the bobbin together, cut a drinking straw to the appropriate length. Slip the piece of straw into the spool of thread and put the bobbin down over the straw.
    Use those pipe cleaners to hold them together. Can have different colors purchased at the dollar store.

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    My sisters have Bernina sewing machines and apparently those machines do not play well with Dual Duty thread.

    They gave me two gallon Ziplock bags of various colors of large spools of thread.

    How in the world do I begin to organize that much thread!!???

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    I did a post on my blog about my thread storage solution. Feel free to try it.

    http://uggabearcottage.blogspot.com/2013/10/thread.html

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    The thread my sisters gave me is crazy. They had about 25 spools of pink, blue and green each...big spools too. I wonder how old this thread is.

    How can you tell if thread is worth keeping or if it should be tossed out?

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    Jusmom -- love that idea. Amyjo -- love the pipecleaner idea too. Innovative and affordable.

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    I really like the bobbin cases that has the foam rubber in it. They don't fall out of it like the old ones.

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    I use the standing food seasoning racks that were advertised on TV a couple years back,,each one has two double shelves that pull out and push in. All is visible and then the bobbin is put on top of the thread with a golf tee thru it. ( I am so sorry I cannot remember the name of the racks, too many senior moments)...works very well, sturdy, visible, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jusmom01 View Post
    I did a post on my blog about my thread storage solution. Feel free to try it.

    http://uggabearcottage.blogspot.com/2013/10/thread.html
    That is awesome. I like it better than the pipe cleaner method I'm using now.

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    I just saw your idea on the foam pedicure things. Loved the idea so much I rushed into my bathroom and had four good one. Deed is done, now I don't have loose bobbin thread all over my case. Thank you for a great idea, I am going to go buy more and so inexpensive.

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    I use handi-bobs for any spool that will accept them. They are ridiculously expensive if you buy three on a card but if you watch ebay or Amazon you can get them for much less. Check ebay item 380760219140 to see what they look like -- very tidy with a ways to capture the tail of the bobbin thread. I've also used those bright pink plastic pegs for spools with larger holes and pipe cleaners for jumbo spools and cones. Also plastic baggies for cones and matching bobbins.

    Count me as one more who hates a thready mess in my drawer.

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    Wonderful ideas, thank you all. I've just been using my pill bottles to store my bobbins in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unsewing View Post
    I use handi-bobs for any spool that will accept them. They are ridiculously expensive if you buy three on a card but if you watch ebay or Amazon you can get them for much less. Check ebay item 380760219140 to see what they look like -- very tidy with a ways to capture the tail of the bobbin thread. I've also used those bright pink plastic pegs for spools with larger holes and pipe cleaners for jumbo spools and cones. Also plastic baggies for cones and matching bobbins.

    Count me as one more who hates a thready mess in my drawer.
    Unfortunately those handi-bobs don't work with aurifil thread. Or that's what I've read in many places, anyway.

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