Thread Storage

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.

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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).

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I have an array of rayon and metallic threads as well. They are stored in plastic storage boxes…contained but not tidy.

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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.

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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.

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I love this tip! I can still toss the spools in the drawer, but I no longer have those pesky tangling loose ends!

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I am curious…how do you store your thead?

Quilt On!

15 responses to “Thread Storage

  1. What a clever solution – I had forgotten about thread netting. My thread is stored on the wall, my hubs made me a thread rack. I also have a little wooden box in the shape of a house, which I call my thread shed. That’s where the spools get stashed until I put them back on the wall holder.

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  2. I never heard of this – great idea!

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  3. Hi Laura! I am still here – cranking out the quilted tops! Here is what I use for keeping those threads from getting into a mess. I love it. It is a plastic that you cut according to your need for each spool when you are using it or storing it. Have a blessed week! Hugs
    https://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponline/notion//231054

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  4. PS – I store my thread in the thread cases or using a Plano fishing tackle holder!

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  5. My quilting threads are in one of my son’s old lunch boxes. My regular sewing thread is in a small three drawer unit, the size that sits on a desk.

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  6. Great idea the thread netting. I have this need to keep my thread in clear cases so I am easily able to see the colors. I usually put a bit of masking or painters tape on the end to hold the loose thread down and attached to only one spool of thread. Love your idea though, I may have to look into that.

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  7. Excellent solution! My thread is stored in the trays of several sewing box tops that I have on my big table. I work at using up the leftovers from garment sewing when I piece, so try to keep it somewhat under control!

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  8. I’d never heard of thread netting but it is now on my list to get from Amazon! That will really help with thread storage. I have various methods of storing thread – some in hard cases, some in a soft case and yet others in a drawer. The ones in the drawers need that thread netting for sure!

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