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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 20 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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bestgrammy said... (7/5/07 5:45 AM) Reply
Hello Rhonda Perfect idea!
Leslie in Austin said... (6/5/07 4:42 PM) Reply
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!!
OP Gal said... (6/5/07 4:28 PM) Reply
Super idea, Rhonda. Of course, I've had the same problem, but it never occurred to me to use reinforcement rings. Very clever
Elaray said... (6/4/07 10:43 AM) Reply
The best ideas are often the simplest ones! Thanks for posting this great tip!
Rhonda in Montreal said... (6/2/07 8:47 PM) Reply
Hi FragHag! To ensure a good answer to your question, maybe you could post it in the Message Board also...
SillyValley said... (6/2/07 8:30 PM) Reply
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?
Doreene said... (6/1/07 2:00 PM) Reply
What a wonderful tip! and we even have reinforcements on hand
librarylady said... (5/31/07 6:10 PM) Reply
Genius! Off to buy the little reinforcement thingies. Many thanks.
Elaine Dougan said... (5/31/07 10:50 AM) Reply
You are so well organized!
vasallese said... (5/31/07 6:48 AM) Reply
Thanks. That should help.
kbcs682 said... (5/31/07 0:17 AM) Reply
what a great idea! I was just thinking this weekend that I hated destoying the spool #'s. Thank you!!!
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