I love browsing in hardware stores. I could spend hours, poking around the displays, looking for things that I can use for patchwork and I have found some great storage boxes for my thread collection.
So here is the answer to the question I am always asked: (How do I store my threads ?) ….. in a variety of “parts” boxes that I have found in the local hardware stores.
I carry a couple of empty spools in my hand bag at all times, to use as my measuring guide. If they fit into the storage space in a box I will buy it to trial for thread storage.
So my handy hint to you this Christmas is … ask your family to visit the hardware store to buy your Christmas present this year.
Give them a spool of thread, as the measuring guide, and see what they find.
You could also suggest that they include an IOU voucher for thread, inside the thread storage box, to make it the absolutely perfect present for a textile artist.
You would then have the pleasure of visiting the Always Quilting online store in 2012, to select your favourite threads to fill your storage box.
I would love to hear how you store your thread.
Add a comment here to tell us how you store your threads as I am sure everyone else will be interested in your ideas.