SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Sewing Spaces > Cone thread storage... ( Moderated by Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Cone thread storage...
isakswings
star
isakswings
Utah USA
Member since 8/22/08
Posts: 410
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 5/12/13 8:49 PM

Any easy and cheap ways to am,e cone thread holders? I did google for tutorials but I am curious what others do. I am trying to get my sewing area organized.my serger thread is now sitting in a covered basket. I'd like it out and organized. I have a standard spool rack for my other thread, but I'd like a place for my serger thread and eventually a place for my embroidery thread ;). Lol. I want to hang it o. The wall so I do not take up table space. Tanks for any ideas!

------
I'm fairly new to sewing but I am finding it to be fun and rewarding!

Mufffet
starstarstarstar
Mufffet  Friend of PR
Vermont USA
Member since 8/14/05
Posts: 12122
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to isakswings <<


Date: 5/12/13 9:09 PM

There was just a thread on this and here it is, and it should be a good start on the ideas people may have now!

Thread on wall storage

------
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
--Dalai Lama

I have sewing machines

isakswings
star
isakswings
Utah USA
Member since 8/22/08
Posts: 410
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to Mufffet <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 5/13/13 4:02 PM

Thank you!

------
I'm fairly new to sewing but I am finding it to be fun and rewarding!

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Ohio USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 8127
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      
thumbsup 4 members like this.



Date: 5/13/13 11:12 PM

No to storing on the wall. Unless you keep it covered to protect it from collecting dust.

I have a sizable collection that I store in a rolling storage cart.

------
"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

"Isnít it a shame in todayís world you canít tell the truth. If you tell the truth youíre abrasive. If you lie youíre charming." - Bob Huggins/College Basketball Coach

CarlaTrnr
CarlaTrnr
Oregon USA
Member since 5/12/13
Posts: 3
Skill: Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to PattiAnnJ <<


Date: 8/22/13 9:17 AM

@PattiAnnJ Can I ask where you bought the cart for your spools? I just bought over 100 spools of Metro, no stand that I have found will fit the spools and good idea to keep them covered..
thanx!
Carla
-- Edited on 8/22/13 9:18 AM --

CarlaTrnr
CarlaTrnr
Oregon USA
Member since 5/12/13
Posts: 3
Skill: Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to PattiAnnJ <<


Date: 8/22/13 9:20 AM

@PattiAnnJ Can I ask where you bought the cart for your spools? I just bought over 100 spools of Metro, no stand that I have found will fit the spools and good idea to keep them covered..
thanx!
Carla
PS I first tried to REPLY to you post but it put my msg in the General messages..
DUPLICATE post and won't let me DELETE either..sorry!!
-- Edited on 8/22/13 9:21 AM --

justgail

justgail
Iowa USA
Member since 1/19/06
Posts: 782
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to isakswings <<


Date: 8/22/13 3:51 PM

I'm another plastic drawer person, for all my thread. While I like the look of all those spools and colors on the wall, I want dust and cat hair free thread even more.

tourist
star
tourist  Friend of PR
British Columbia CANADA
Member since 7/23/07
Posts: 6562
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 8/22/13 6:13 PM

I use an old computer desk for sewing and I have baskets that fit under the hutch for cone thread. Relatively dust free and quite easy to get at. Spools are in a Sulky thread case (got it at the thrift store for $2.50 - can't believe the retail price!) in the keyboard tray. Machine manuals fit right under the case.

------
http://bgballroom.wordpress.com to follow the progress on my next ballgown.

Addierecoy
Addierecoy  Friend of PR
Missouri USA
Member since 5/30/13
Posts: 522
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 8/22/13 6:18 PM

I bought plastic storage boxes meant for 9x11 sheet cakes or brownies at the dollar store. They are semi-transparent and stackable, and each will hold 50 spools of embroidery thread standing up. I have them sorted by color. Works very well for me.

ladyv
ladyv
California USA
Member since 7/21/05
Posts: 91
Send Message

      



Date: 8/22/13 6:55 PM

I have the Metro thread (large cones) in an old chest of drawers that belonged to dh's grandmother. It has 4 drawers and the cones fit in it upright. I put some cardboard in the top drawer as dividers but stopped before finishing the other drawers. I decided it was unnecessary.

------
Mardella in N. California

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Spaces >> Cone thread storage...

Merchants on PR

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Paganoonoo


Upcycle sewing patterns
Web site

Style Arc sewing dress patterns


Patterns That Fit
Web site

The Smuggler's Daughter


Online Fabric Store
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Class Details

Online Class
Break your Serger Out of the Box
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Class Details

Self Drafted Pattern 100492-1046

photo
by: petro

Review
Vogue Patterns 8817

photo
by: STARG

Review
Petite Plus Patterns Yoked Blouse

Petite Plus Patterns Yoked Blouse

Pattern Details
Christine Jonson Travel Trio Two

Christine Jonson Travel Trio Two

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.