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I figured this would be a good way to deal with all those wooden spools - at least the ones with thread still on them. 




most of this thread is rather brittle now,  but it's still pretty!

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That's home made, right?    We like it.     But we've got so much thread we'd need 2 or 3 of them [biggrin] .


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Nice!  I like trying to find creative ways to display mine.

I put IKEA cabinets in my sewing room a couple years ago, and replaced the plain door knobs with some of my smallest wooden spools. So far that's my most creative idea - the rest are just in mason jars on a shelf right now.

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(They look poorly wrapped because they are - these were empty spools that I hand-wound some thread onto.)



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That thrift store cabinet I posted about on QB had a box with wooden spools in it. Not sure what I'm going to do with them. I like that door pull idea. 

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Wooden spools are really nice for:

Displaying with vintage machines
Cat toys
knobs on cast aluminum Dutch ovens
Door knobs
Wheels for the bottom of your 1911 Franklin Parlor Cabinet

I'm sure there's more ...... [biggrin]


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You get enough of them you can build a corner display stand with them.  I know I saw the pictures of one somewhere either here or on QB.
I like the display.  That would be useful for threads you're using too.  I really wish I had a dedicated sewing room where I could display stuff like that.
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I must have over 50 now between the 2 places so Rodney if you find that display stand please post the pic.
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You get enough of them you can build a corner display stand with them.  I know I saw the pictures of one somewhere either here or on QB.
I like the display.  That would be useful for threads you're using too.  I really wish I had a dedicated sewing room where I could display stuff like that.
Rodney


It was on page 482 of the "For Giggles" thread that you saw that.  (Glenn/Skipper also posted pictures of the spool furniture he got in Germany on that page.)

A couple of corner display stands made of spools
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/atq/5405680499.html
https://eastnc.craigslist.org/atq/5434446025.html

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Yes, I fight that battle with finding the right color of thread every time I start on a project -- sometimes I already have the thread, but most of the time I buy thread for every project, the result being:  I have two of those "Spool Holders", they are both full, and I have spools of thread EVERYWHERE.  I even have a full drawer in my sewing machine cabinet (for the 328) which my husband built, and it is also full, all with dowel pins to hold the spools of thread!  I think I need to go through my thread and get rid of some of it!  Jeanette
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I like Connecting Threads thread for quilting.  For piecing I just use a gigantic cone of Presencia in a neutral beige regardless of fabric color, but for quilting I like having a lot of options, and I like using a thicker thread so it'll show up better.  CT thread is perfect for that and so darn inexpensive; I went through on one of their sales and bought a spool of every single color they had!  So now I have a thread stash along with my fabric stash.  I probably won't need to buy any new quilting thread for quite some time, and it's nice to have such a selection on hand.
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This is only to display the vintage stuff.  I've "tested" some of it and most is brittle and not suitable for any use other than to look at.  Sure is pretty!

Since years ago I did alterations plus custom sewing,  I've had a rather extensive collection of thread on hand for 30 years.   My Mid Arm (Bailey) loved Connecting Threads cotton,  so I also bought 2 of almost all their colors.   So I have a lot of that.  Unfortunately my HQ (which runs about three times as fast) does not like it so I ended up buying a large selection of poly thread for it.   

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