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Making thread racks behave (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: Patti B
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Posted on: 10/9/07 3:02 PM
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This tip seems to have vanished into the cyber-basement. Recently I posted a plea for help on the PR message boards. I wanted to mount thread racks on a closet door without ruining the door and several great suggestions saved the day. I used the over the door hooks which were lurking in the laundry room and started placing spools on the rack. Yecch! I had forgotten why I hated these things -- the spools would not stay on the racks. Now admittedly, I'm using them for embroidery and serger spools which aren't the size they were made for. A box of plastic straws to the rescue. I cut them approximately in thirds and used them as 'dowel extenders.' Now the spools stay where they are placed. Eureka. Isn't it nice when it takes so little to make someone happy? ;-)
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SouthernStitch said...
Oh Patti B, thank you! This is just what I needed.
10/9/07 4:28 PM
Nancywin said...
I do remember reading this tip a long time ago. Thanks for the reminder. I do have different size racks for different kinds of thread, but there's always that time when you need a little extra.
10/9/07 5:20 PM
Rebecca D said...
I love this tip! Thanks so much. I end up laying my wooly nylon spools on the top row, which isn't the greatest and now I will do this instead.
10/10/07 6:47 AM
NoraNora said...
The coolest thing is you can store different types of thread on the same rack! Thanks for the tip.
10/10/07 7:23 AM
OP Gal said...
What a clever idea. Thanks for posting it.
10/10/07 7:40 AM
Mary in MS said...
VERY clever idea, thanks :)
10/10/07 8:58 AM
craftyrose said...
What a great tip, thanks so much!!
10/10/07 9:20 AM
Campbell said...
Patti B, I do the same thing but with my table top thread rack and my embroidery thread. If I need to change bobbin color, I place the bobbin on the straw extension with the thread and then it reminds me to change the bobbin .
10/10/07 11:22 AM
cathy45 said...
Simply brilliant.
10/11/07 7:25 PM
BeckyC said...
What a great and simple tip! Thank you!
10/12/07 8:11 AM
runnerchicki said...
EXCELLENT TIP!! My husband just mounted pegboard for me, and I hung my thread racks on it..only to discover that the large spools would not stay on the rack because the pegs were too short. I used this tip, and it works great! Thanks a lot.. this saved me a lot of money because I was ready to go buy the more expensive racks with the longer pegs.
10/13/07 12:09 PM
kkoswalt said...
I am not sure what kind of over-the-door hooks she is talking about
10/14/07 4:04 PM
Patti B said...
kkoswalt, take a close look at the photo and you will see a white plastic over-the-door hook to the right of the 2d spool on the top row, upper left. You can't see the one on the right end. The photo is enlargable when it opens in the new window if that would help.
10/15/07 10:23 AM
Kirstenw said...
Thats exactly the advice I am needing
7/8/08 12:14 PM

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