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Posted by: Rhonda in Montreal
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Posted on: 5/30/07 9:06 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 7 people   Very Helpful by 19 people   
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I thought about an idea to replace the Gutterman thread stickers with colour #s on... When I "pierce" the spool on my threadholder, the little sticker gets destroyed. Gone is the colour #...
I recently bought paper reinforcements (those "O's" at the stationery store). I write the colour # on the "O" with permanent ink.
Now, no more re-buying of non-standard colour spools just 'cos I don't know WHAT I have!

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kbcs682 said...
what a great idea! I was just thinking this weekend that I hated destoying the spool #'s. Thank you!!!
5/31/07 0:17 AM
vasallese said...
Thanks. That should help.
5/31/07 6:48 AM
Elaine Dougan said...
You are so well organized!
5/31/07 10:50 AM
librarylady said...
Genius! Off to buy the little reinforcement thingies. Many thanks.
5/31/07 6:10 PM
Doreene said...
What a wonderful tip! and we even have reinforcements on hand
6/1/07 2:00 PM
SillyValley said...
Ahh very good idea! Question: if you use the "sews all" weight, do you find that it leaves an awful lot of lint onin your machine? I bought the 100 spool set of the "sews all" (it's 100% polyester) and some of the colors really seem to give off a lot of lint. Wondering if it's something I'm doing or if this is a normal experience?
6/2/07 8:30 PM
Rhonda in Montreal said...
Hi FragHag! To ensure a good answer to your question, maybe you could post it in the Message Board also...
6/2/07 8:47 PM
Elaray said...
The best ideas are often the simplest ones! Thanks for posting this great tip!
6/4/07 10:43 AM
OP Gal said...
Super idea, Rhonda. Of course, I've had the same problem, but it never occurred to me to use reinforcement rings. Very clever
6/5/07 4:28 PM
Leslie in Austin said...
Very clever, Rhonda. I always just write the # on the edge of the spool in Sharpie, but of course that's next to impossible to read.... Love your idea!!
6/5/07 4:42 PM
bestgrammy said...
Hello Rhonda Perfect idea!
7/5/07 5:45 AM
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