A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 302,750
Currently Running With Scissors:
405 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: New Thread Storage  (Read 2416 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
nofury
Offline Offline

Posts: 1543
Joined: 18-May-2005

With every breath of honesty, I strip before you.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: April 28, 2008 04:46:17 PM »

Ok, admittedly no much "crafting" involved, but it will make future crafting endeavors much easier and less frustrating.

Previous to this, I've stored the thread that doesn't fit in my sewing box tray in a draw-string bag. Meaning every time I wanted to view my stash, I had to dump the bag on the floor and sift through. I've seen the thread organizers that you hang on the wall (can you say DUST MAGNET!!!) and the plastic bins. With the small spools, there's just alot of wasted space.

I love cigar boxes (hate smoking...), and I have several of them. I've just began using them to store crafting supplies, and today I had an AHA moment:



I <3 storage!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 Projects in 2009! 26/50
Flickr!
Wist!
"We are all trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why." --K. Vonnegut
dez-igns
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008 06:14:51 PM »

very smart! I've been using the tins from my babys formula and have to dump it aswell.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

So you, could spend the morning walkin with me, quite amazed. As I am unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed.
http://www.dezignsforkidz.etsy.com
M Fox
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008 09:43:57 PM »

I have most of mine in an old Easter basket that I cut the handle off of, stuck in the back of a drawer.  I don't have any cigar boxes - BUT - I DO have a couple of silverware boxes that DH got from various auctions (stuff sold in lots), and they would be perfect for thread!
Don't know why I didn't think of it, myself.
Thank you for sharing - all tips for storage/organization are totally welcome.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
nofury
Offline Offline

Posts: 1543
Joined: 18-May-2005

With every breath of honesty, I strip before you.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008 09:52:17 PM »

I have most of mine in an old Easter basket that I cut the handle off of, stuck in the back of a drawer.  I don't have any cigar boxes - BUT - I DO have a couple of silverware boxes that DH got from various auctions (stuff sold in lots), and they would be perfect for thread!
Don't know why I didn't think of it, myself.
Thank you for sharing - all tips for storage/organization are totally welcome.

It's amazing how you can have the perfect solution right in front of your face and not see it! lol. I have at least 13 cigar boxes IN MY CRAFT ROOM, and I just thought of it today! Better late then never.  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 Projects in 2009! 26/50
Flickr!
Wist!
"We are all trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why." --K. Vonnegut
Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3034
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008 10:38:17 PM »

Oh I love your box!!!  I used to store my spools in jars or bags. Your box looks like its made for those spools.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
SewFixated
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008 06:40:33 AM »

I LOVE this idea.  I have a few old cigar boxes but not his kind.  Mine are the ones that look like school pencil boxes from the 80s.  I need to find wooden cigar boxes now!  I store my thread in old tins that I find at thrift stores.  They work fine but they are way too deep and therefore take up too much valuable space.  I share my sewing room with my DH and his reloading stuff.

Great Idea!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.

My Wists
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Money at Slots
How to Play Roulette
The Amazing Cash Cube
Sports Betting Advice
The 3 in a Row Color Roulette Bet
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Bird Feeder
Tute Tuesday: Rustic Fabric Pumpkins
I See London; I See France!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.