Friday, April 30, 2010

Giant cone of thread!!

Fabric Depot is having a 50% off sale on Gutermann thread today and Saturday. Since that's the thread I use, I'm headed out to get some (as soon as the boyfriend changes out of his PJs).

I'm looking for giant cones of thread (3000m) because they're the most economical and there's just a few colors that I use over and over for my piecing (and a good chunk of my quilting). White, off-white, grey, and black. Giant cones cost around $23, which means $12 for 3000m once it's 50% off. I'm excited.

I did, however, have to construct a giant cone holder.

The thread is sitting on top of an old degu toy that they chewed all the other parts off of (I washed it well with vinegar before putting my thread on it). Yes, that is a wire coathanger duct taped to the back of my sewing machine.. but I needed something to hold the thread up above the machine so it wouldn't get tangled.


  1. I love the Yankee ingenuity of it!

  2. This is fabulous! You really have me thinking now... I may be off to buy some cones of thread.

  3. Great idea for a thread holder!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and sharing your Mother's Day story!

    Good luck in the give away, and check back late Saturday to see who won!

    Have a wonderful Mother's Day !


  4. LisaBee, come back and check my blog.... You are the winner....

    I couldn't find an email for you, so please respond ASAP so I can mail out your prize


    shecarita at yahoo dot com

  5. Hi Lisabee! I have the same request as Sheila, you won a prize at the Jolly Jabber. Please come claim it :) Thanks!