Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My Thread Holder - An Old Mettler Thread Case

 My thread usually sits in various small containers or in a drawer. And I never know what colours I have. I've looked and looked for different thread options - but they are ridiculously priced or they don't fit many spools.

This is nice but it's a bit fussy for me. I need to be able to see my thread and get to it and return it easily.
It's available here and at $10.99 the price may be right if you like this type of container.
And someone much more creative than me, made this beautiful one.
Source here complete with a how-to tutorial

I was considering one or two of these racks:

At 7.99 from the US Amazon (here) these are the right price. One
reviewer says "they are good for spices but not much else." I bet they would be perfect for thread spools too. 

Browsing Kijiji a few weeks ago I found an ad for an old Mettler Thread Case and I sent an email.

Here's what I picked up today....


I am so thrilled with it. Now I have a place for all my thread and it will be very visible. I'll know what colours I have and what ones I need for the next $1 sale at Fabricland

The small Guterman fit easily and the bigger ones a bit more awkwardly.
A shot of the entire cabinet

My new cabinet in her new home. If you live in the Hamilton area and would like one,
here is the Kijiji ad I purchased it from. It says $60 each but I talked her down to $20 and she had five left when I was there today....

Also, I am giving away a vintage Burda Magazine a month this year...the February 1979 issue draw is tomorrow.
 See this post for details.

What about you - where do you keep your spools of thread?


  1. What a great score!! With the $40 you saved you should buy 30 spools of thread to fill it up.

  2. Clever! :) I do keep my threads in those translucent tackle boxes, ones with 6 or so compartments only though. I have four of them - one each for poly cools, poly warms, all cottons and all variegates and other quilting only threads. Those can stands we use to display Americolor food color gels and polymer clays in the shop, but we pay $30 for them here :(

  3. I am not so smart. My thread is all jumbled up in the top drawer of the desk my sewing machine sits on. That's a pretty awesome find.

  4. Oh My Goodness! SCORE! I desperately need a thread storage solution. I was rooting through my threads and discovered I had four brand new spools of one {particularly lovely} shade of aqua, LOL. If/when I get organized I hope to avoid dupes such as that!



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