. . . When we let our thread supply get out of control!
I’m on a mission to get all my various types of thread reorganized, after riffling through them all year, and not putting any of it away. OK, so maybe it’s been even longer than a year!
I got my longarm thread back under control pretty quickly yesterday. It pretty much has to stay organized because it’s what I use the most of, and I have to know what I have on hand, and what’s missing at any given moment.
I only use a few basic colors for machine piecing, (gray, tan, white, mostly) and it’s all in one little drawer, and I have extra colors on this wall rack. I’ve used up lots of odds and ends this year, trying to whittle down the leftover bits. I also use little leftover bits of longarm thread for piecing, when a cone has so little left on it that I can’t even wind a bobbin.
My appliqué thread needs to be gathered up and put back into the cartons where I store it. Spools get randomly taken out for one project or another, but they don’t find their way back into the storage container — how does that happen?
But the one type of thread that is mostly out of control is my embroidery floss! I gathered all the loose bits I could find and put them all into this bowl — look at this mess!
My goal is to get them neatened up and stored with the rest of my floss into these nice neat containers. It’s horrible that I simply go buy more because I can’t find the color I want! Genius, right?
I’m gearing up to post the Final Countdown challenges at the end of the month, but this is one organizing task I need to do ahead of time, and not wait for.
How about you?
Do you need to join me on this challenge?
Or is your thread already neat and tidy and organized?
Let’s hear about your thread supply. If you have it all neat, I’d like to hear about how you store it, or if you need to get yours under control, how do you plan to go about it?