Thread Racks

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Organize your work space with Ashley’s Spool Organizer, a project that utilizes inexpensive and easy-to-find items from your local hardware store. Why not make this great peg board hold and attach a light weight material to the top that can hang down like a curtain when you are not sewing. And that’s fine, because that’s how I like to work when I know I’ll be using a lot of thread. This Rack will fit Robison Anton / Floriani cones and cones with expandable base.

I opted to have it hang from my wall, so that my thread was always in front of me. The legs go in and are flat enough you can hang it instead of having it on your table. The only real reason I could give for using wood and dowels (other than already having those materials) is while thread might not be heavy, time is and the stronger your materials, the longer your project will last. This Thread Rack Organizer hardwood thread rack will organize and display 120 spools of thread. This part was a little awkward because I kept the rack up on the wall with all the thread attached.

In particular, I’m using this: Fante’s Cousin Emily’s Pasta Drying Rack , because that’s what I had. Unlike traditional wooden thread racks that are designed for specific thread spool sizes; The Arranger 60+ can be configured to fit most any size spool. I forgot how easy it was to choose a thread colour with the racks hanging in front of me, and how easy it was to see how much of the essential thread colours (white, cream, navy, black) I had on hand if there was an upcoming sale!

This is exactly what I need, since I have so many spools of thread – to go along with the 34 boxes of fabric I’ve hoarded. This large vintage wire style holder for 20 sewing spools is a must for everyone who loves sewing and keeping things organized. I found the best for me was to mark 2cm in for each corner for a screw, then start marking where I want my thread spindles from 5cm from each edge. A velcro dot, or 1/2 of one would probably hold the cover on without being hard to pull up the cover to get to the thread. I wanted to give you an idea of how I did it, just in case you have thread racks and wanted to do the same!

First and most importantly, it wasn’t big enough to hold all of my thread, which means the rest of it was scattered around my sewing machine, finding a home wherever there was space. Another convenient point about using pre-cut threads that are hitched on a dowel or bar (or a thread card ): you don’t have to strip” or separate the individual threads from the larger group of six every time you need a new thread. So to the internet I went, seeking a solution, which is when I stumbled upon this awesome DIY thread holder. Never had my thread spools organized-kept them in a cloth bag and WHAT A MESS!!

One of the guys cut the pegboard exactly the size I wanted for the thread rack and he did the same with the small wooden boards I wanted to use as a trim. IANAW, but I think the only tricky part will be getting those vertical dowels that hold the thread to stand perfectly perpendicular to the bases. I’ve been putting my bobbins on the same nail as the corresponding thread, usually I put the bobbin on first, then the spool.