I have such a cool tip for you this morning I can hardly wait to show you. I've discovered a way to keep my threads from unraveling while in storage and it's so easy that I'm slapping my forehead that I haven't done this before.
I purchased a couple of rolls of this stuff at a quilt shop in San Diego (I'll tell you about that wonderful place in a minute) Hugo's Amazing Tape. This is re-positionable self-sticking tape that you can use to hold all kinds of things together. Here's what I used it for and it worked like a charm!
There's no adhesive and it can be used over and over. Perfect for my spools of thread. This is the 1 inch size on my big spool. It also comes in a 1/2 inch size which works well for the smaller spools. I also tried it out on my rolls of stabilizer and that worked well too.
Just look at this tidy thread drawer with no unraveled, tangled thread. Let me say up front that this is not cheap but it really works and the one roll I got has gone a long way.
Now on to the San Diego quilt store. My kids are so smart! My youngest son and his lovely wife had the great good sense to buy a home within walking distance of a fabulous quilt store, Rosie's Calico Cupboard Quilt Shop . This place is amazing and a lot overwhelming with literally thousands of bolts of fabric with fantastic prices. Whenever I'm visiting the kids I always go to Rosie's and I always come home with fabric so you know I have a little something to show you.
I picked up these super cute flannels to replenish the stash since I've been on a baby quilt binge.
Some background fabrics, a girl can never have too many of those, and the bottom two, I have no idea what I'll use them for but they were in the sale area for $4/yd so two yards each came home with me just because.
Sadly, I must leave you for a dentist appointment. The morning before my trip I broke one of my front teeth on a piece of toast and today is the day for my ROOT CANAL! Yikes! Say a little prayer for me will you? Like most of us I hate the dentist.
Until next time,