This is an easy way to keep thread spools organized. It makes it easy to search through a large stash of spools without tangling...
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Step 1: Measure Your Container
We keep our thread spools in a drawer of the sewing table.
Step 2: Cut Some Dowels
I made our sticks a couple inches shorter than the drawer. 3/16" or 1/4" dowels work well for the holes in the spools. A nice way to finish the ends of the dowels is to give them a twist or two in a pencil sharpener. Hopefully your pencil sharpener is sharp.
Step 3: Find Some Stoppers
I found some little rubber container lids with a hole in them at my favorite surplus store. But you can use whatever you have: mini clothespins, rubber bands, scrap leather or rubber with a hole punched in it. Punch the hole one size smaller than your dowel size so it will be snug.
Step 4: Enjoy
It's nice to be able to group spools by related colors or projects. Cheers.
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