While internet surfing, I came across Jennifer’s blog, Bee Sew Inspired. I am glad that I did…Jennifer has the cutest doll patterns (and much more)! What really caught my attention was her Organize Along event…I can always use ideas that make my life easier. The first week is on getting your thread untangled.
In my upstairs sewing studio, the ceilings are slanted, so wall storage is not an option.
I have a considerable amount of thread, most of which is stored somewhat neatly. The Aurifil 12 weight thread (I like to use for embroidery) is stored by color in plastic storage boxes. My DMC floss is wound on cardstock, and also stored by number in plastic storage boxes (no photo).
I have an array of rayon and metallic threads as well. They are stored in plastic storage boxes…contained but not tidy.
And then there are the spools that I use for general sewing and piecing. I keep them willy nilly in metal drawers right next to my sewing machine. I like to just toss them in there…suits me fine. But the quilting assistant could reach her little claws in there. She couldn’t pull the spools out, but she did manage to have a grand time anyway.
Jennifer shared a tip to use thread netting to contain threads. I know that this isn’t new for some of you, but it is to me. I ordered my package of netting from King Amazon. I got a package of 100 and I can easily cut it for the different size spools.
I love this tip! I can still toss the spools in the drawer, but I no longer have those pesky tangling loose ends!
I am curious…how do you store your thead?