Over the last several years, I’ve been working on completing my collection of Isacord thread. I’m almost there. I thought I would share how I chose to store and organize it. There might be someone out there in cyber land that gets and idea from it.
I store this thread in rolling draws. That way I can roll it near the machine when I am working. This is one of the drawer units. They are not all the same, because I bought them over a period of time. When buying a unit I took along a cone of thread to be sure it would stand up in the shallowest drawers.
Once I had the drawers I need to find a way to keep the thread organized in them. I chose to use the rubbery shelf liner. I then went one step further. Using an exacto knife I cut holes from the shelf liner. I used the bottom of the cones as a guide. This means the cones sit down in the circles. For a long time that was the extent of the organizing. I had the cones in numerical order. As the thread stash increased it became more difficult to place the thread back in the correct spot after a project. So the next step was to buy small stickers and number each space. I could have written directly on the drawers with permanent marker, however if new colors are added I can move or replace the stickers. Here is a picture inside one drawer.
While working on this post, I thought of one more thing I may do. Label the outside of the drawer with the numbers contained in it. Finally here is a picture of the filled drawer.
By the way Isacord thread is great for more than just embroidery machines. It quilts beautifully on my longarms. I has loads of fun using it for thread painting. It is also strong enough it could be used for seams.