Eighteen months ago I remodeled my studio and started looking for the BEST storage ideas to suit my needs. I found solutions for most things, but not for thread!!
I previously stored my thread in these boxes…..
…and it worked fairly well.
BUT over the years, I have added lots of different types of threads, all in their own shapes and sizes, and my box system was starting to get tedious.
PLUS the fact, when I was quilting my last quilt with lots of different threads, these boxes kept getting pushed off of the machine bed and making huge messes on the floor.
So, the hunt was on for a new system….
I started at Amazon, and searched for drawer systems designed for scrapbooking paper and supplies. Before long I landed on this one…..
I spent some time measuring the sizes needed and comparing to the dimensions given and became fairly sure that it would work for me.
It arrived in a few pieces…..
….but was quick work to put together.
The only mistake that I made was that I put both of the “locking casters” on the same side instead of one on each side, but that is a mistake that I can deal with!!!
I started moving my threads into the storage drawers……
…and quickly realized that I was going to need some sort of separation in the drawers or the threads would become messy really fast.
I looked at the box that it was shipped in and found the perfect solution…..
Let’s add cardboard dividers!!
I first figured out how far apart these dividers needed to be and then drew a template to work from……
I placed the drawer on top of the template and used the lines to direct where the hot glue needed to go…..
I would lay down a bead of glue and then stick the cardboard strip on top of it…..
When I switched to different sizes of spools, I re-did the calculation and changed the orientation of the spools…..
In less than an hour, my threads were stored……
….and I am one happy camper!!!
There are even two empty drawers so I can go shopping!!!
The unit sits neatly beside the bookcase and can easily be rolled to Julio (my sit-down Juki Longarm) or rolled a bit further to Juanita (my Juki QVP2200-mini).
And now I have 2 extra shelves for future storage…..definitely a Win-Win!!
I am still debating one thing….. the drawers are open to the air so I am thinking about making a slip cover to fit over the entire unit.
Do you think that is necessary?? I would love your opinion!!