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Storing embroidery machine threads (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: chip1980
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Posted on: 12/12/06 4:02 PM
When I first got my embroidery/sewing machine, I purchased a set of 80 different colors of thread so I had a fair selection for my projects to begin with. I didn't want to leave them open to the air to collect dust/dirt and be exposed to sunlight, so I purchased a fishing tackle box to store them in. The type of tackle box that I purchased was a Bill Dance Outdoors model made by Plano. I found it at either Bass Pro shops or Cabella's outdoors stores, but I am sure any larger sporting goods retailer will have something similar. This model is the "over and under" type..(according to DH) which has a top compartment that opens (about 1 1/2 inches wide) and then a bottom compartment about
2-2 1/2 inches wide...big enough to fit a mini king size spool standing up.) I had to readjust the little slots, but I finally made them all fit into the tackle box. I arranged them by colors and hues, so that the reds are together as well as blues greens etc. I had a little area left over to store some metallics and lesser used other threads as well as several pre-wound bobbins. It works great.
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Patzee said...
Nice tip. I have two that I use for all my beads and jewelry findings. They are easy to customise so you can really pack everything up. Since I just bought my first embroidery machine, I'll probably buy another tackle box for all the thead I'm bound to accumlate (LOL).
12/13/06 0:24 AM
Melinda In Tulsa said...
wonderful idea, thanks for the tip.
12/15/06 5:39 PM

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