I have accumulated a lot of thread. I use up to six spools of matching thread on each garment: five for the serger and one for the conventional sewing machine. The conventional spools of thread I buy from JoAnn have a slot to control the thread tails. No problem there. But the spools I buy from Wawak are different. They have no slot. My compartmentalized thread storage drawers were turning into a mass of tangled thread. The simple solution was Hugo's Amazing Tape. It's a vinyl tape that sticks to itself without adhesive. I cut a length of tape about five inches long and wrap it tightly around the spools. No adhesive residue on the thread and no more loose ends making a tangled mess! And it's reusable! I wasn't able to find it locally in any brick and mortar store, but it's available online at Nancysnotions.com, Amazon.com and CreateForLess.com. It comes in 1/2", 1" and 2" widths.
Now, about those hundreds of thread spools – I always shop my thread stash before buying more thread. Usually, I have the color I need so it's not necessary to buy more thread. But … take a look at the picture above. There is still room for one more cube and hundreds of spools!
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