For the past several Thursdays, we have been discussing threads. Read more about Recommended Threads HERE and HERE. Last week, I began reorganizing my thread–you can read that post HERE. As I purge my threads, I wish I had more information about some of the threads I’ve collected. Some of the labels are gone completely, leaving me to guess what the thread is and where I purchased it. I also wish I had more information about the cost of each spool. Going forward, I plan to take a few notes every time I purchase a new thread and whenever I use a new thread in a project. Here is the information I plan to collect:
Date-(I don’t even know in what decade some of my threads were purchased. ) Since thread doesn’t last forever, I think dating each spool might give an idea if thread is past it’s “Expiration Date”.
Thread-Brand and Name of thread (e.g. Superior Omni)
Fiber-(and Weight)-Cotton, Rayon, Polyester
Needle-Once you have experimented with a thread, save time later by taking note of the needle used.
Vendor-Where did you purchase the thread? Where did you find the best price for the thread? This will be useful when you want to refill your collection.
Price- Price per spool. You might also calculate price/meter. This will give you an estimate for relative cost of spools in your collection as well as a way to estimate the thread cost for a project.
Notes-Include the projects in which you have used the thread, machine adjustments required, whether you would use it again, etc.
I think a few minutes taking notes will be a time-saver.
Do you have any other information you would add to the inventory?