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Posted on: 12/7/04 5:00 PM
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This is probably pretty obvious to many, but I finally got my collection organized and thought I'd pass along my method.

I only sew with Gutermann and often Joann's has a half-price sale. When that happens, I rush over there and end up with 5 spools of navy and none of the orange that I need for a project.

I finally sat down and inventoried my collection by inventory number, which is on the end of the spool (I did have way too much navy). I took this paper over to Joann's and bought the colors to fill in the gaps. Now, I didn't buy one of EVERY color, but only enough to get a fuller palette. I then completed my sheet with the colors I bought and hung it up. The plan is to make a note when I use up a spool so that I can go back to Joann's to replenish my supply. Hopefully this will keep me organized and always have the color I need to do a project.

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Lilibet said...
Neat idea. My navy problem is the opposite, I always think I have plenty and then find I only have dog ends of a couple of reels, usually late on Saturday when shops are shut!
12/7/04 10:45 PM
AnneM said...
Interesting idea. I have my patterns & fabric inventoried, but not the thread. I might have to correct that!
12/8/04 4:26 AM
Karla Kizer said...
I'm trying to weed out my Dual Duty thread and replace it with Mettler. I grab a few spools whenever I have a coupon, and they are invariably the wrong choices. The inventory idea is great.
12/8/04 6:32 AM
Diane in Central PA said...
great idea! I have this for my embroidery threads -- why didn't I think of it for my sewing threads! Does anyone know if there is a color chart for the sewing threads?
12/8/04 7:29 AM
Chainsaw Mouth said...
Very helpful. Many thanks.
12/12/04 4:44 PM
 
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