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Good Cross Stitch Organizer
Fri, Feb 1, 2008 10:06 AM
Posted by Stephanie
can anyone recommend a good way to store cross stitch thread??
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    Reply from melissa
    Friday, February 1, 2008 12:03 PM
    I myself like to use the stitch bow system, to keep the skein of thread all organized. And then I have the thread cut in certain lengths and put on bobbins in order by number in like an fishing tackle box holder. It seems to work well for me Go to top
    • Reply from Vernessa
      Friday, February 1, 2008 2:47 PM
      I use the bobbins in plastic utility boxes. I don't however precut my floss. I enjoy using longer pieces most of the time but find it very convenient to be able to cut the floss the length I need at the time. The floss is stored numerically with each bobbin labeled. My boxes I label with permanant marker so I know at a glance where to find the floss I need. Then, when I start a project I have a small box that will hold floss for a single project and it is very portable with the pattern, magnetic board, fabric and scissors fitting inside a zippered tote. Go to top
  • Reply from Busydebbie
    Sunday, February 3, 2008 12:58 PM
    Another stitcher recommended this product.

    I use the wind cardboard collection is complete to I wouldn't be changing... but the above system looks good, if I was just starting out.

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  • Reply from Rebecca
    Sunday, February 3, 2008 5:18 PM
    I use the card board bobbins stored in one of the multidrawered unit for the garage (like one you would put nuts, bolts, screws, etc. in). Go to top
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    Reply from Carol
    Saturday, March 8, 2008 12:26 AM
    I use the floss bags on big rings hanging on a board in order by name (DMC-Anchor etc.) in numerical order. I take the ones I need for a project, put them on another ring to keep with the project I'm currently doing This works well for me Go to top
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      Reply from Jean
      Saturday, March 15, 2008 12:28 AM
      I use plastic bobbins - much better than the cardboard ones. I buy the DMC adhesive numbers to stick on the bobbins. I also have a small floss box which I use for the current floss numbers required. Go to top
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        Reply from Edie Creel
        Thursday, May 8, 2008 8:17 PM
        I have used the adhesive numbers, and seem to have trouble keeping them on the bobbins. I keep finding them in the bottom of the box. Then I have to tape them on. What do you do to make them stay on? Go to top
        • Reply from mkm
          Friday, May 9, 2008 7:47 AM
          I also use the plastic bobbins. If you find that the labels won't hold, you could use a fine-line permanent marker to print the numbers on each bobbin.

          mkm Go to top

  • Reply from Lyn
    Friday, June 20, 2008 10:06 AM
    I use a thread organizer box I found. It came w/ a sheet to help keep the numbers in numerical order, and I used that for a long time, however a few months ago I made up an Excel sheet the same size so when I expand on my numbers, I can do so w/o much effort. I believe I have a total of six boxes and I think I now have every number of regularly used DMC thread. I store on bobbins. I have a combination of the plastic and the cardboard bobbins. I write the number of the thread on the edge of the bobbin w/ a thin felt pin for the plastic bobbins or ballpoint for the cardboard. I think the plastic bobbins are too stiff and don't like them much, but do use, if I cannot find cardboard. Go to top