Today I want to talk about one of my stashes. It's probably my most favorite stash of all, my Aurifil thread stash. Let me start off by saying I am not affiliate of Aurifil Threads (though would jump at the chance in a heart beat, just saying), I just have a huge fan girl crush on them. After I discovered their thread and started using it, I have not looked back or found a need to deviate from using it. One of my favorite things about the thread, is I hardly ever experience breakage while quilting and that is a HUGE deal. Nothing gets me speaking the language of a sailor like having my thread break every few minutes. A good quality thread can take your quilting from okay to wow.
I've said this before and I'll say it again, Aurifil thread is like a great lover, it is beautiful to look at, strong enough to hold you, yet light enough to give you what you need. Therefore, I want all of it I can have. Insert big smile. With that being said, my thread stash is starting to outgrow the containers I was using for storage.
After hearing me complain several times about needing to find a better storage method, my big brother Doug surprised me at Christmas with storage containers he picked up at Harbor Freight.
The sections inside the storage boxes are deep enough that several spools could be stored in each compartment.
How about a few pictures of my thread collection before I stack them in their new homes?
All that rainbow of colors makes my heart beat fast, I love them all. I searched around on Pinterest for some spool/bobbin storage ideas that might work with my new storage boxes. One idea suggested using a golf tee inserted into the top of the spool to hold the wound bobbin with the matching spool. Since, the hubs had a ton of tees I gave this a try. Great idea, but just wouldn't work for me. The tees were slightly too big in width to fit through my bobbin holes.
Next I tried a method that used rubber bands around the spools. This worked like a charm and
still allowed the spools to fit nicely in the compartments.
After some rubber band twisting, all of my threads found their way to their new home.
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I did have a few fabric purchases this week that I was excited about. Recently I purchased Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts pattern Squirrels in the Park to make as a graduation gift for the daughter of my dear friend.
I am hoping that these grays and browns will make for some darling frisky squirrels. And for the background I found a lovely white one white with little leaf shapes.
That concludes my stash additions for the weekend. Although I'm not an affiliate of Aurifil (sniff, sniff) I am for Craftsy ( love EVERTHING Craftsy). If you haven't heard the news, right now Craftsy has a huge Winter Clearance Sale going on as we speak! Who doesn't love a good deal? Click on the picture below to hop over and check out the awesome deals just waiting for you.
And guess what? There just happens to be some deals on Aurifil Thread in the Tools and Notions section. Ok, well time for me to go, I hear some Aurifil Monofilament thread calling my name.