Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review

Advanced Search
New to PR?
Find a member
MY Stuff
Friends of PR Benefits
My Pattern Reviews
My Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Photo Album
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Deal Corner
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine Central
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests
Read All Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Live Chats
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
See all Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
all contests
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
Double Your Thread Storage (Tip/Technique)
Viewed 5275 times
Review rated Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 17 people   
Posted by: Auntie Susan
About Auntie Susan star
Member since: 12/8/09
Reviews written: 40
Sewing skills:Advanced
Favored by: 6 people
tips added: 13
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 10/7/10 8:03 PM
Web site/URL: photo
A drinking straw, cut in half, can double the storage space on thread racks. Be sure to use straight straws, not the kind that bend. Unfortunately, the bobbins my machine uses are too small to fit over the straw, or else I would store them with the matching thread on the straw.

See more of my tips by clicking the link above, then click on Sewing Projects for my photoblog of completed projects. More to come soon!
Merchants on PR
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas

<< Previous Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques

7 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
QB said...
I do the same thing, but I put my bobbins on the pin first, under the straw (otherwise I could never keep track of the colors).
10/8/10 1:43 AM
elsew said... THAT is a great suggestion! Thanks for posting this one.
10/8/10 8:22 AM
kws said...
Thanks for the photoblog. It is very good.
10/8/10 8:29 AM
quathy said...
Love the straw idea!
10/8/10 12:30 PM
eleda said...
Great tip. I also looked at your pictures. I just wanted to know, what type of board do you have on your cutting table in order to make it bigger widthwise and where did you purchase it? I could use one of those to make my table bigger. Thanks
10/9/10 7:38 PM
Auntie Susan said...
Eleda - My cutting table is a 6' banquet table that I placed 1/2" plywood on top off to make it the size of my cutting board. I purchased the plywood at Lowe's and had it cut to size there at the store, then used duct tape to hold the pieces together so they would not wiggle around. I also duct taped around the perimeter of the plywood so it would not snag my fabric. The cutting board I bought at either Joann's or Hancock Fabrics, so long ago I don't remember which. I have not done this, but you can also buy bed risers or put some other object under the feet of the table to raise it higher for a better height for cutting fabric.
10/10/10 10:52 AM
nothy lane said...
Wonderful! Thank you! I will use this tip tonight.
1/29/14 2:06 PM

Copyright © 2014® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us