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Thread: storing large thread cones

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    storing large thread cones

    Does anyone have the Ikea Eket drawers for storing cones of thread(like the superior threads)? I would like to buy more thread by the cone but can't decide the best way to store it and these look pretty good.

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    https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00333947/

    Is this what you mean? I don't have it, but, if it works, there is an IKEA close to me so I could consider it. Right now cones are jumbled up in this

    https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/p...SABEgJU8PD_BwE

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    I guess a link would have been helpful,
    https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/...-art-00333947/
    This is the one I am considering. They will fit under my sewing table and still leave me leg room. I thought a drawer pack with a couple of the boxes from the eket set on top would be pretty handy. Need to make it to Ikea to have a look and it is not nearby so I hoped someone else might have tried them.
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    Yes that’s the link I sent. Are you going to take your cones to see if they will stand up? Or is t that an issue for you?
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    Yes will take a cone along to test but I am guessing the height will be fine. I am wondering if the drawers will open enough to reach the ones that will be at the back of the drawer and how many cones will actually fit in a drawer.

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    In the picture the height of the drawer is listed but it's in cm.
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    According to the link, the drawers are 11" deep. That's way too deep for cones of thread IMO. I currently use several plastic storage drawer sets, similar to these. I got mine before I started accumulating thread cones, so I have other things stored in the shorter drawers. Just measure the cones to find out what height drawers you need. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite...Tower/15442448

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    I have all of my cone thread in two of those single drawer plastic cabinets from the big box store. They are the perfect height for the cones, and if I get too many, I can put some in between upside down. Light colors in one drawer, and darkin the other. Eventually I will take a day and put the contact paper I bought over the sides and front to make them pretty. The contact paper is a black and white brocade look.
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    How tall are the cones you need to store?

    For embroidery thread storage, I had dry erase board cut to fit in the drawers. Then glued golf tees in a grid to fit the cones. It keeps the threads from sliding around when the drawer is opened. The tees come in different heights so this method could also be used for the large cones.

    Each tray is stored in a wire basket drawer system and holds 81 cones.

    I have also used trays like these in the double height storage boxes for serger thread cones.

    https://www.artbin.com/cone-tread-tray-6901ab.aspx

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    Rhonda K, great idea with the golf tees. I presently have all of my cones in plastic bins and every time I move them they end up tipping, tumbling and unraveling. What a mess! It's the reason that I am hesitating about getting more cones until I have a good storage solution.
    The superior cones are 4 inches(just over 10cm) and I really would like to store them upright so that they aren't rolling around every time I move their container.
    Madame Kelly your brocade contact paper sounds very posh, I think I would like to sew in your sewing room.
    I am aiming to make it to ikea today with my cone in my purse so I will keep you posted.

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    Stitchnripper, I took a Superior cone(they are 4 inches high) along to ikea with me and it fit into the Eket drawer perfectly and the drawer pulled out so that the full space was open. I think it will hold the cones 4 deep and about 9 across so I bought 2 of the drawer pacs. I will let you know and post a picture when I get a chance to put them together (might be a while with the holiday prep going on) since you also sounded interested.

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    My grip with the Ikea I have (and I have a lot), the drawer slides are not full extension so in order to get stuff at the back you need to remove some of the stuff at the front and pull it forward. I've got several that I bought for thread storage and don't like that. I've consider putting fillers at the back of the drawers so don't have to dig for what is at the back. But then I lose quite a bit of storage as the drawers aren't that deep to begin with. Makes me appreciate my full extension slides in my kitchen!
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    I hear you on that one Macybaby. It was one of my big concerns with the Eket drawers (i have my machine embroidery threads in an Alex unit and my threads,needles and rulers for my sweet sixteen in another and it is my only gripe with them there.) I did check the Eket set for the access to the back at Ikea and they pull out the full depth of the drawer, possibly because the drawers are not as deep as the Alex drawers.
    Now if only I could find the time to get them put together instead of sitting in boxes outside of my sewing room .
    My sewing room has been pulled together mostly from Ikea pieces and my DH's building skills. It has worked out so well and if only I wasn't such a pack rat it would be perfect!

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    I bought the ALEX Drawers from IKEA sot store all my thread for Long arm Quilting. The deeper drawers work for my larger cones. I also use them to store all my Pantos. I spent a lot of money on all the drawer cabinets but I am very organized and it was money well spent. The cabinets are also very good quality.

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecozy View Post
    Stitchnripper, I took a Superior cone(they are 4 inches high) along to ikea with me and it fit into the Eket drawer perfectly and the drawer pulled out so that the full space was open. I think it will hold the cones 4 deep and about 9 across so I bought 2 of the drawer pacs. I will let you know and post a picture when I get a chance to put them together (might be a while with the holiday prep going on) since you also sounded interested.

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    Don't remember the name of this cabinet. It is from Ikea.
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