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    9 Patch Princess

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    Greetings!

    I'm trying to instill a little bit of order in my sewing room, and could definitely benefit from a more organized way to store my thread. I mostly use Aurifil for piecing, both in the 1300 meter spools, and 5900 meter cones. I also have a selection of other large cones for my long arm. I would love a wall mounted thread rack, but whenever I look at them on Amazon they seem too small to accommodate cones and/or have terrible reviews in terms of quality and assembly. What do you all use, and where did you get it?

    Thanks in advance.

    Happy New Year!

    Holly

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    I'm no help, lol, I have a shelf in my sewing room closet that's just about all thread.
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    For my longarm cones and pantographs I got this mounted on the wall

    https://www.target.com/p/closetmaid-...AaAnyIEALw_wcB

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    I am not lucky enough to have a long arm but I do store my threads on a peg board, I am sure you could get longer hooks to accommodate the larger spools. With my vision troubles I can have several bobbins wound and hang them on the same hook as the spools this keeps them organized and I know which off white threads belong together.


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    I have tried a number of things. DH recently bought a cubboard that was for CD's I would guess that he thought he could use for ammo but it wouldn't work for that so he suggested I might like it for thread. Not so much but that's where my thread is right now because it was so sweet of him wanting to share it with me.

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    For serger cones and EMB threads storage I had dry erase board cut to fit the drawer. Then hot glued golf tees onto the board. The golf tees keep the threads in place when one is being used.

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    I don't particularly like keeping thread out where it can get dusty and be exposed to light. For my embroidery thread, I got some plastic boxes with a hinged lid. Inside are two trays that the cones snap onto. For larger cones of thread, something like this would be useful. If you have a drawer the right size, it could just fit in the drawer. If not, they also sell a case that this tray will fit in.

    https://www.amazon.com/ArtBin-Super-...0PW00D2SM1DZDR

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    I store my thread in a plastic cart meant for paper crafting . Each "drawer" is removable and is actually a case with a snap shut/open lid so thread is kept dust free and away from sunlight. Because the cases are easily removed I can carry it to any area to match/select thread. I labeled each case with the kind/purpose/etc - such as dark machine quilting, embroidery, etc. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	156848 I hope I got a picture of it on here (not very good at doing that!). I bought the cart at Michael's with a 50% coupon - it works well for me.

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    Good Morning: I am watching an Angela Walters u-tube video. She is in her shop and she walked over to her thread rack. It is a piece of pegboard with pegs - that hold her large spools. The show I'm watching is "Machine Quilting Diamond Blocks - Featuring Julie Herman's Boomerang Quilt" - watch this - she goes to her shop. You will see what I mean about the peg board. My husband put a large piece of pegboard on my wall to hang rulers and whatever - but using the wooden pegs - it's perfect for the thread.

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