Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Thread on 95% wooden spools

  1. #1
    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    6,540
    I found all this thread mostly on wooden spools at thrift shop today fro $5.50. Empty small and large spools in plastic containers were 50 cents. I paid $3.75 for plastic containers to put the spools in. Good find. Happy Dance!!!! :thumbup:
    Attached Images Attached Images


  2. #2
    Senior Member Sandi19's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    FL, formerly IL
    Posts
    359
    What a great find. Just be sure to check the thread to make sure it's still in good shape. If it's on wooden spools it could be quite old. A friend of mine used some old thread and had tons of problems with it breaking. She thought it had sort of a dry rot. Not that yours does, just check it out carefully first.

  3. #3
    Super Member alaskasunshine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    la la land
    Posts
    2,011
    how wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. #4
    Super Member hperttula123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Northern Wisconsin
    Posts
    8,438
    That is great!!!

  5. #5
    Super Member k9dancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Mena, Arkansas
    Posts
    1,354
    Blog Entries
    2
    I have had great luck with old thread lately. I think it's better than some of the new stuff. Congrats!

  6. #6
    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    6,540
    Some of the real small spools in the front say 100 silk on them. I haven't seen these small spools before. Thank You for this tip. I will be checking it. If thread is not good I like the wooden spools.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandi19
    What a great find. Just be sure to check the thread to make sure it's still in good shape. If it's on wooden spools it could be quite old. A friend of mine used some old thread and had tons of problems with it breaking. She thought it had sort of a dry rot. Not that yours does, just check it out carefully first.

  7. #7
    Senior Member sew_southern's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Posts
    873
    I think we should all do the happy dance when one of our quilting buds finds a great deal! Congrats to you! :):)

  8. #8
    Super Member BrendaY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,845
    Blog Entries
    9
    Wow! Those old wooden spools are great for so many things! We doll collectors place them between the bisque feet of old china dolls to keep them from knocking against each other and breaking..

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Elmira, NY
    Posts
    6,226
    I love the wooden spools. What a great haul!

  10. #10
    Senior Member bigdogmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    338
    My aunt was a seamstress in the 60s and 70s and when she died, my dad (her brother) brought me a huge grocery bag full of wooden spools. Thank goodness she didn't throw sewing things away (she wasn't a hoarder like on TV). When my daughter was small my husband made her a canopy Barbie bed and used some of the spools for bed posts.

  11. #11
    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    6,540
    What great ideas for these spools. I love them.

  12. #12
    Power Poster ann clare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Navan. Co. Meath. Ireland
    Posts
    15,129
    Your lucky day. Enjoy

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Silver Springs, NV
    Posts
    2,656
    Don't you just love the wooden spools. I have some and would not part with them just because I remember that is what my granny used. great memories of watching her quilt and she taught me. nice find :)

  14. #14
    Senior Member KellyK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    762
    I think this blogger http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...wf4p8aIyE0vY-g just found a bunch of thread on wooden spools and should be doing a few posts on them, I'll try to get to the actual posts at some point, in case you are interested. Congratulations on your great find!

  15. #15
    Super Member sak658's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    down Houston way...
    Posts
    1,588
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz
    I found all this thread mostly on wooden spools at thrift shop today fro $5.50. Empty small and large spools in plastic containers were 50 cents. I paid $3.75 for plastic containers to put the spools in. Good find. Happy Dance!!!! :thumbup:
    I love all my wooden spools, got a lot from the wonderful girls here on the board. Been collecting for quite awhile now.

  16. #16
    Senior Member KellyK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    762
    Found it! There should be some good ideas in the comments on this: http://mayamade.blogspot.com/2011/02...ew-blocks.html

  17. #17
    Super Member GGinMcKinney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    N Texas
    Posts
    1,137
    Happy Dance!

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2,718
    Blog Entries
    1
    That is all - Now I have to make a run to all the shops, even at 3.50 a gallon. Wonderful buy for you!

  19. #19
    Super Member klgreene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Brewerton, NY
    Posts
    2,493
    Wow and my sister thinks her old thread should be thrown away. I told her not too, but I'll have to send her this post.

  20. #20
    Super Member brenda21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,069
    If the thread is too old to actually use, I put a little dab of glue on the end to hold it down and the fill containers like mason jars with the spools and have them in my sewing room...I only do it with wooden ones :)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.