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Thread: Thread Storage

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    Well, Wal Mart sells the plastic see through cases for matchbox/hot wheels cars. I bought those for $5.00 each and my Mettler threads are stored in them. They lay flat so you can see the colors and fit perfectly. I have seperate ones for all purpose, embroidery and quilting threads. I never buy the "sewing/quilting" storage containers, I look in the sporting goods department or in the toy section. Much cheaper.

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    Chickadeee55, what are those units you have.. they look like they are doing a great job holding a LOT of thread.
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    Judie, this is a storage unit on wheels, that I got at JoAnns (they go on sale for 35.00), I put peg board in the bottom of the drawers and added plastic dowels - each drawer can hold up to 30 large spools, so that comes out to 300 spools of thread for the whole unit and that is the large spools.

    I really like it, dust free and portable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Judie View Post
    Chickadeee55, what are those units you have.. they look like they are doing a great job holding a LOT of thread.

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    I have 2 plastic storage drawer units. I wanted the thread spools to stay in place, so I lined the bottom of the drawers with peg board and then glued golf tees into the holes. It works great. I had to have my dad drill the holes slightly larger to accommodate the size of the golf tee heads (we left one hole between each of the golf tees). It makes it easy to just open the drawer and see what colors you have.

    To keep the thread from unraveling off the spools, I tape the ends to the thread with a snip of the 1/4" tape they sell at JoAnn's to mark 1/4" on your quilting projects. It doesn't seem to gum up the thread (it's designed not to gum up the quilt projects) and seems to work fairly well - although the adhesive does dry out after a few months. It does seem to keep my thread drawers nice and neat though!

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    Totally agree. The sports department always has the best finds and the best $.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeank View Post
    I use the stacking plastic drawers available everywhere. I got mine from Walmart. One drawer for each color family with a sticker on the front. Greens, Blues, Reds, Yellows, etc.

    I would rather put money into thread and fabric rather than fancy storage units.
    Yep i took that idea and ran with it...word of advance, I used a hot glue gun and if you are to rough or try to put to many in one space the glue breaks off. I love this idea but I think it will be revised to just card board spacers, I am thinking you might be able to fit more in. This is my main thread storage but I have 5 sewing stations set up in this rm so i have alittle thread stored at each machine.
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