Collecting threads is like being turned loose in a candy store! (Well, maybe more like a fabric store….) I’ve been using a greater variety of threads from my stash lately, and I think it may be because I store them in a way that is inviting – they say, “Pick me!!” As a result, I think my work is more varied and interesting. Because if a fun thread isn’t buried in the bottom of a drawer, I am more likely to experiment with it. What works for me may not work for you, however, so I’ve gathered 10 great ideas to organize your threads. I think I will add some of these ideas to my current system for sewing threads, embroidery floss and bobbins!
What’s your favorite way to organize your threads? Do you like them visible? (I do!) But, really, you should store threads you don’t use often in closed containers or drawers. The light and everyday dust in your sewing room can damage and weaken the thread over time. Dirty and dusty threads can cause an issue with your machines tension. So, you know those specialty threads? Buy a few containers and store them covered on a shelf.
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