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Thread: My Thread Storage System

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    Senior Member RonieM's Avatar
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    I think this is the last of my good ideas for a while. Previously I stored my thread on racks hanging on my walls. Well, it gets dusty and takes up wall space, so I decided I needed to come up with something else.

    I took the photo boxes that you can buy at Michael's or Joann's and cut foam board to fit in the bottom. I then hot glued extra long golf tees to the foam board. But the board in the box and then put the thread and bobbins on the tees.

    One thing I still have left to do is to replace all the hair ties with clear plastic tubing to hold the thread on the bobbin.
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    Great idea. How do you do the plastic tubing?

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    That is a great idea thanks for sharing with us!!

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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    What a great idea! I am going to try to make one! Excellent!

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    pretty nifty

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    Fantastic idea :thumbup:

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    wow, great idea, thanks for sharing with us

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    What a great Idea. I have a lazy Suzanne but thread is always get struck.I know that I have a few Photo books and I am a golfer so have the Tees. hanks for sharing.

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    Very creative. I may try this with acrylic so I can see what is in the box. Thanks for sharing.

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    what a great idea. thank you for sharing. :D

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    great job. not only do the photo boxes serve the purpose but will also look nice on the shelf.

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    terrific storage system

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    Great idea!

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    Great idea....I recently bought an embroidery machine and suddenly have a need for lots of thread storage. Thanks so much for posting.

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    You just might be to smart :!: :lol:

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    Love the idea!!

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    Great idea.

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    Really great idea! Very clever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    Great idea. How do you do the plastic tubing?
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    I was wondering this too... thanks for asking that!

    What a great system AND it keeps the tread from collecting dust too!

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    Great idea.

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    Good idea!

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    What a great idea!! My hubby is a golfer, so I have plenty of golf tees. Now to find just the right box.

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    Super idea! Don't tell Michael's or they will make them and sell them to us for 19.99 each. Lol

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    Curious as well about the plastic netting?
    Great idea and decorative also!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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