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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2014 07:49:48 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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Hmm . . . I'm going to check it out too. It will take me forever to get all my inventory loaded up, but it would be nice to have all that info at my fingertips afterward.
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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2014 01:12:29 PM »

I prefer the Floss Away bags for storing my floss. (http://www.joann.com/floss-a-way-econo-pack-100-bags/9847393.html).


I have found that after a few months of being on bobbins, the floss has a tendency to develop kinks that create huge problems later on. I then have to use a Floss Friend (http://www.nordicneedle.com/prod/6997.html) in order to ensure that this does not happen. This was one of the many lessons I learned from stitching on HAEDs. (https://www.heavenandearthdesigns.com/).


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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2014 04:37:12 PM »

I've had good luck with that thread heaven against kinks too!
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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2014 08:47:55 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!



Hope you guys found the app useful.  My fav part is the shopping list. It makes it so easy to see what you do have and don't.
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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2014 09:33:48 AM »

I have a HUGE stash I've built up over 20 years and never wound my floss onto bobbins but have started to. I got tired of all the tangled skeins in bags and bits of thread getting lost. I'm not too fussed about the kinks, I'd rather that than all the knots when unwinding from the skein. I use large zip lock bags to organise by numbers and half of my stash fits into a 5 draw stacked container, but even that is crowded. I'm trying to find a better solution but with limited storage space it's hard.
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« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2014 09:56:24 AM »

I think I've been through almost all the ways of organizing one's floss. I've done the bag system for a while and it worked out for the most part. The bags took up too much room once they were all full. I recently switched over to the clothespin system and I just love it. I have them in an old suitcase along with my other stitching notions and it's great. They don't get tangled! Also, I guess it depends on what kind of space/case you are working with.
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« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2014 09:58:13 AM »

I like the clothespin method too. I just have to remember to do it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2014 12:47:13 PM »

I am way too lazy to wind floss on bobbins or anything... Mine is all stored in a zipper bag and I take out what I need for a specific project and move those skeins to my travel embroidery case where I keep my needles and other stuff.

I like the idea of the snack baggies or the Floss-A-Way.
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« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2015 07:26:14 PM »

I have about 7-8 of those big plastic organizers full of the little cardboard bobbins (mine, plus inherited stashes of deceased family members) but got intensely sick of winding them. Now I pretty much just yank them off the skein (now that I learned to do it the proper not-tangley way!!!) and try to just buy what I need for each project and carry it around in a little biscuit tin from room to room as I stitch. And I used to save every last scrap of floss, but now if I don't use any strands right away I toss them. I have a few gallon ziplocs full of half full skeins. And full skeins. Because I wouldn't have to buy so many if they didn't keep putting them on sale 3 for $1.
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« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2015 03:07:51 PM »

Shame on me ... I just toss them in a big Ziploc bag!   Shocked
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