Last week, we had a great discussion about thread–thank you to all who participated! I am compiling a list of the recommended threads, websites and other useful information for tomorrow’s Thready Thursday...
If you have a spool that doesn’t fit on your machine–Beth at The Buzy Quilter has a very easy solution. Read about it HERE. Beth, thank you for sharing!
Also, Erika at Miss Sews-it-All shared her blog post on proper thread storage. She offers some great advice about protecting threads from light, dust, temperature, and humidity. Read her post, When Good Thread Goes Bad HERE. Erika, thank you for your advice on rayon vs. polyester thread as well!
All of this talk of thread inspired me to do an inventory of my collection.
Until now, I have stored my thread by color in plastic or cigar boxes. (I collect cigar boxes–read more HERE.)
However, I’ve decided to re-organize all of my thread into plastic boxes–so I can see what I have–and by thread type or fiber, instead of by color…
Sorting by thread type–and thus function–piecing, applique, hand work, quilting…makes more sense to me right now…
I also tossed a few spools of very old thread. I have a few spools that the dogs chewed–do spools of thread look like moles to my dogs? I put those spools in the hand-sewing box.
I’d love to hear how you store and organize your threads? Any favorite boxes—I’m having trouble finding a box to hold the Isacord threads–any ideas out there?
When is the last time you took a thread inventory and tossed a few spools ( or shared them with your dogs )? If you cull a few old spools–you’ll have room for a few new spools from tomorrow’s recommended list….