Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Old Thread


What do you do with old thread? There isn't enough on there to do much, but it seems such a waste to throw out! Do you save it for hand sewing projects? I'm wondering if it's even worth the extra room these spools take up....

4 comments:

Vivian said...

Hi there!!! Great idea to use the desk...I too don't have a sewing room so use my kitchen table, which means all my sewing stuff is in the kitchen area in rubbermaid tubs. Not very high class at all but oh well! When I don't feel like putting it all away we eat in the living room with pillows on our laps LOL.

But back to your question, the old thread. I do save them, I use them when I'm doing my binding. As long as it's close in colour, you don't see it when you stitch the binding down on the back of the quilt (I sew my binding onto the front to get a nice crisp edge and then fold it around and hand sew it down using a blind stitch).

Happy Easter weekend!

RaisinCookies said...

Thanks for the tip. :) I'll hang on to the threads for now, in hopes that I'll have a use for them in the future!

tarabu said...

I hang on to my wee bits of thread to - random seams, sewing with schoolkids, there always seems to be a task around here that calls for just a little thread.

Lissa Jane said...

I use those wee bits on the binding... I put them onto a bobbin, bobbins are cheap as and take up no space at all, put them into my hand sewing box and bobs your uncle.. I must confess I keep the empty spools in a jar! dump them at the end of the year but I think its good to see how 'busy you've been' sewing all year all those empty threads!