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Thread: What is old is now new again !

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    What is old is now new again !

    I inherited two wooden spool racks that my Grandfather made for my Grandmother to store her threads on. They never seemed to work well with the newer size of spools of thread. I have recently switched to buying Aurifil. The other day, I came across one of the spool racks and thought maybe the Aurifil thread will work. Dusted it off and hung it up the other day. Yippee!
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    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    So cool and it was your grandmothers, made by your grandfather! Wonderful treasure, and useful, too!
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    Love it! So happy for you that it is working out.

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    What a treasure. Glad you are able to use it!
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    Awe, what a great way to have a piece of your family history close by!

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    It pays to keep things -- they always end up being used. What great memories you have with this piece!

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    That's great!

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    what a great family heirloom. Do you know when he made this, can you carve/mark the year on the back of it for posterity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv View Post
    So cool and it was your grandmothers, made by your grandfather! Wonderful treasure, and useful, too!
    I agree! That is a treasure. I"m glad the aurifil works so well on it.
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    How cool!!! It is wonderful that you can use this again -- it is really a lovely thread rack.
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    A wow, I wonder if it was a pattern in the newspaper or somehow available to purchase. I have two made exactly like that, that I bought several years ago at an estate sale. Small world.
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    Yes, I do too - have, bought at estate sales......

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    So happy it worked out for you!!

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    How sweet! I am so happy for you to have such a wonderful heirloom to enjoy daily. It is the little things that are important to us quilter's.
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    A neat treasure you have there. Fun that you are using it too!
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    nice heirloom!!

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    Very nice! A lot of history there! Glad you found a use for it and can see it every day!!
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    What a keepsake and a nice story of repurposing.

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    Nice to be able to reuse a family heirloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    I inherited two wooden spool racks that my Grandfather made for my Grandmother to store her threads on. They never seemed to work well with the newer size of spools of thread. I have recently switched to buying Aurifil. The other day, I came across one of the spool racks and thought maybe the Aurifil thread will work. Dusted it off and hung it up the other day. Yippee!
    The nice part is "it's from your grandmother". Oh how I wish I had anything of my grandmothers, anything at all.
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    What a treasure....

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    That is awesome that the Aurifil fits on it. Now you can have it out to enjoy it. What a treasure

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    I had a thread board exactly like that but sold it on etsy. Now I regret it. Deeply.
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    Do you know that the large orange bottom pops off if you want to use it that way?
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    terrific that you can use the racks again
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