June 1, 2012

Thread Bin

thread bin
Keeping my quilt room tidy (but not when I am designing a quilt!) is much easier when I use a thread bin by my sewing machine. I got mine many years ago while I still lived in Maryland, in a gift shop. At first, instead of pieces of thread inside the little bin, one would often find my little scissors and the seam ripper in it, very handy while working at the sewing machine. Now, my right hand is trained to stuff all pieces of thread I cut into the bin which sits about 6 or 8 inches away from the Bernina.

I've seen beautiful ones but they are HUGE!!! Unless you have a studio the size of the one my friend Ann has, a smaller thread bin does the same job and won't take up precious real estate.

A smaller thread bin is also much more portable, a feature we appreciate in things we need to take to classes, retreats, or when hauling our entire quilt room in our car to sew at a friend's house!

Here is my version of it: about 6 inches all around, and in my favorite color scheme. A friend who saw it told me she would get a pattern if I wrote it. So, that is the newest item on my To Do list.

Do you use a thread bin in your studio? What size is it?


  1. LOVE it MY Address is................

  2. Thanks! I usually remind people that my birthday is coming up (it really is!) in hopes they will gift me the item I like. Yours is a twist which can be used all year long!!! :-)

  3. I love the Thread bin. I really need one:) come join me at www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

  4. Done, Kathy! Have a great weekend...

  5. What a neat thread bin, love the colors! Thanks for sharing and I am your newest follower.
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  6. That's wonderful! Good job ;). Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.


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