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PostSubject: Thread Rack by Quiltermarynel   Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:45 pm

Title: Thread rack
Post by: quiltermarynel on May 30, 2008, 10:27:47 PM
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This is a small part of my thread rack, which DH put up over my North window. It consists of 2 boards, with nails in them positioned on an angle, . If we do this again, we'll skip the nails and put a front lip on the shelves. I have 12 feet of this type and about 6' of other types of thread rack, which turns out not to be anywhere near enough, so I have them stacked all over each other, not a good idea. The slanting shelves themselves, however are a great idea and they are up out of direct sunlight.

My whole sewing room is just 7'x8' and really packed. I have some cutting and storage room in another area. every bit of space has to be used as efficiently as possible.


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Title: Re: Thread rack
Post by: FiberBabble on June 03, 2008, 05:45:45 PM
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Wow - what an incredible investment!

Clever how you/he thought to put the racks ABOVE the windows. What do you have above the door frame? Cheesy

My thread is in a rolling cart o'drawers, separated by color. Nothing exciting, but I can stack stuff on it!


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Title: Re: Thread rack
Post by: jessie s on June 04, 2008, 06:18:54 AM
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Thank you QM for the idea. My sewing room is about same size as yours. Not much bigger. And like you have to use every inch of space. My thread sits in a big plastic box and always a mess. Plus never know when run out of a special colour. Going to download your rack to give DH an idea about what I want. jessie s


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Title: Re: Thread rack
Post by: golo on June 04, 2008, 06:21:36 AM
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I had a spool rack for years and kept it in my closet... it was a nice rack but the thread got so dusty.. I was wondering do you cover your thread above the window... I ended up throwing most of the thread away, mainly due to age. I should have kept the spools they were probably all wood ones... :huh:


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Title: Re: Thread rack
Post by: quiltermarynel on June 04, 2008, 11:04:27 PM
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I should throw a cloth over the rack to keep it dust free, but I don't.

One place where I lived a long time ago had a sewing room with a very old and messed up solid door. I put small headed nails into it every 3" all over the door. That took a lot of standard thread spools, all sorted by color.

Over the doorway of the sewing room (no door) I have a Maori spear and a Zulu spear that my ex gave me because he forgot to come home for our dinner reservations one evening. He claimed he was out shopping for a birthday present for me. DF said he was really gutsy giving me 2 usable spears, under the circumstances. Outside the sewing room have a pair or ram's horns and skull my dog dug up and DH put on a plaque. Someone painted a face on the skull. I wrote welcome below it.

Our trailer has only 760 sq. feet, so space needs to be used carefully. I also have my quilting books on a shelf over the window above my desk. When we bought this 40 year old trailer, there was a 2' kitchen counter, a broom closet right in the middle of the kitchen, no bathroom cabinet,et. etc. DH pulled out the broom closet, added a breakfast bar with drawers underneath added to the counter space, added a couple of kitchen cabinets, and built in a wonderful pantry. It is 22" deep shelves above and extra heavy duty drawers for canned goods below. They open into the hall, so I have to stand aside to get things from the back, but I can store a lot of stuff there. The bathroom now has a linen cabinet, a regular wall cabinet and a 6 drawer vanity. All the windows are new. Every surface is redone.

Did I mention that DH is handy to have around?
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