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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2013 07:32:40 PM »

I have mine in a binder.  I have plastic bobbins that I have the thread wrapped around and then placed them into a plastic business card protector (like page protectors).

I have also used a big box.  I can't seem to keep them organized for too long while I'm stitching.

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p.s. I really like the idea of cutting bobbins from boxes around the house!  Thanks!
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013 01:14:12 PM »

I'm debating on whether to un-cheapskate and buy matching boxes, or to use what mismatched boxes I have....  Tongue Roll Eyes  Maybe I'll organize into existing boxes to see how many matching boxes I might need.....



If you have existing boxes, play with stacking them before filling, I bet you could get a steady enough stack and that way you don't have to keep moving floss if one box disagrees with another if you want them in order.  Also throw a number on them with a label maker so you know which is which. 

I do that with my beads.
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2013 09:50:21 PM »

When my floss collection was small, I wound floss onto bobbins and stored them in one of those floss bobbin cases. When I started stitching more, I found that I hated that the bobbins made the floss kinky.

As my collection grew, I started storing my skeins individually (by color) in snack-sized zip top baggies. I don't like wasting floss, and the baggies made it easy to keep extra, unused threads clean and with the rest of the skein so I can find them easily.

For the floss I use for my shop kits, I keep my stock stored by color in larger zip top baggies in a plastic storage bin meant for scrapbook projects. I like the scrapbook project boxes because they make it easy to see what is inside and they stack easily/neatly. I store my in-progress project supplies in the scrapbook project boxes too. I usually have at least 3-4 projects going at a time, so it's nice to have everything I need for an individual project all together and ready to grab or take on-the-go if necessary. Here's an example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/actsofcraftiness/9241204363/in/photostream/

For the floss I use myself on a regular basis (partially used skeins), I keep the baggies on a metal ring. For the floss I have just to have/for possible future projects, I store the skeins together by number ranges (100s together, 200s together, 300s together, etc.).
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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2013 08:06:37 AM »

OMG-that is brilliant. I am so doing that.
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2013 09:44:38 AM »

Thanks for the ideas!   Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2013 08:56:49 AM »

I use the cardboard bobbins and have 2 floss boxes. I arrange them in vague colour groups, and write the DMC/Anchor number on the bobbin. It gets a bit messy when I have lots of spare 2-stranded bits though.
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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2013 07:14:15 AM »

I was able to fit all of mine into three boxes; one of reds-yellows, one of blues-greens, and one of neutrals and flesh tones.  Seems to be working.  Smiley

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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2014 11:06:22 PM »

I'm not sure if those goes here. I have an app I just bought for my iPhone and it is called xstitcher. It is made by coffee shop works and is a great app for a stock list, shopping list and WIP section. I am in no way affiliated with them just bought it and love it.

I keep my floss on bobbins and in clear boxes. I put those in my vintage train case. My project fits on there well and it's easy to transport to my store with me.
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2014 07:55:49 AM »

I need to check that app out! It sounds very cool.
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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2014 05:30:06 PM »

I'm not sure if those goes here. I have an app I just bought for my iPhone and it is called xstitcher. It is made by coffee shop works and is a great app for a stock list, shopping list and WIP section. I am in no way affiliated with them just bought it and love it.

I keep my floss on bobbins and in clear boxes. I put those in my vintage train case. My project fits on there well and it's easy to transport to my store with me.
Tiff

You are awesome!  I am so downloading it!
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