Thread Organization

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I whipped up a little batik mug rug last night that is made from the scraps from my Intertwined by the River quilt. I know I’ve said it before but I can’t throw those beautiful little scraps away so I just start making fabric and see what ends up being created.
Batik Mug Rug from scraps

If you missed this quilt just click on the photo to find out more about it.Batik Mug Rug from scraps

Blue Strings

I finished one more blue string block for my quilt as you go (QAYG) that I’ll put together in December. Be sure and check out what everyone else is creating at Scraphappy Saturday.

Cat on a string quilt

As soon as the blocks were on the floor Simon had to come over and lay on them. Looks like he is getting ready to say something!

Thread organization in quilt studio

Today Karen at Sew Many Ways is having a Thread Organizing linking party to show how you store organize your threads.

As you can see mine is all over the place!  Since I use my 15-91 Singer which is 61 years old for 90% of my quilting I am fortunate that I can use just about any thread. Those old machines will use anything!Thread organization in quilt studio

It is true that some of the threads I have produce a lot of lint but I always have my lint brush close by so I don’t worry. How do you store your threads??

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  1. So many beautiful pictures, candy for my eye! I love how your Rainbow String blocks look together.

  2. Did you plan your mug to match the rug or it just worked out that way? Either way it's great and thanks for the link to thread storage ideas. Dad (aka my contractor) is gonna freak when I share my fav with him…

  3. Connie Eyberg Originals says:

    I don't have near the amount of thread as you do, but we do share our first name and state we live in~lol. Your quilts are so beautiful! Simon seems to like them too. Enjoy your week, Connie

  4. I have a couple of thread holders on the wall similar to yours Connie – for quilting thread. And I have two of those plastic four drawer things for my embroidery thread – it's sorted by colors. Every once in a while I get motivated and try a different method but this is what I always come back to. blessings, marlene

  5. vtquilter says:

    Love both blue blocks this month. Thread….. Mine is all over the place. I really do need to organize it up a bit. Such a pretty rainbow of colors.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I really like your mug rug idea—I was in the quilt shop planning a project today, and the clerk kept asking me if I had scraps I could use. When I really think about it, I don't have many scraps. When I finish a project, I usually make make-up bags, notebook covers, etc. until the scraps are gone. Plus, I make allot of fat quarter quilts, and most of them don't seem to leave allot of scraps. I'm making a Yellow Brick Road quilt now, and I was disappointed to see that there aren't even enough scraps for one single little zipper pouch.

    Brenda, Bettendorf, IA

  7. All your strings together look yummy – looking forward to the final quilt assembly!

  8. wowzers, lots of thread!
    i have one rack.
    and i'm still wondering when i will use it all.
    happy saturday connie!

  9. Cathy Tomm says:

    Great blue scrap string blocks. Love all the thread. I should show off mine some day.

  10. All three items are beautiful…the mug rug, love it! The quilt is gorgeous…wish it were mine and the quilt as you go strings….yum! Give Simon a scratch for me, hes such a purdy boy!

  11. Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) says:

    Oh my gosh, your threads look so amazing! I just love looking at threads and fabrics and how people organize them. My fabric is organize now, I should do my thread now!

  12. what a cute mat Connie,lol,mt threads are too messy to show.xx

  13. beautiful…I DO love thread…LOL. Love the new button!

  14. I love your little mug rug, and I'm glad to see I am not the only one with TONS of thread!!! Have a great weekend!

  15. I have heard that the 15-91 is the best for quilting. I don't machine quilt much, but all my sewing is done on a either a Singer 401 or Singer 301, and I will say they are almost problem-free. I don't have that much thread so I just keep it in a shoebox:)

  16. Jamie Lee says:

    Here's how I organize mine:

    After I saw your post with your ruler holder, I figured out something for holding mine, too. I bought a steel shelf from Ikea that has s-hooks, and I hang them all there.

    It's nice you can use all different kind of threads. My Janome is tempermental and I like Connecting Threads the best, and Gutermann if I need to match something perfectly so I can go to Joanns.

  17. What a cute mug rug. You always have the prettiest creations!

    Love the new signature!!

  18. Cute mug rug…there's no reason to throw out batik scraps when you can make something useful with them!!!

    I store most of my threads in plastic containers that are sold for 'bead' storage (they have dividers which keeps them neat and easy to find what I need…the cones are just lined up on the shelf next to them). I also like that they stack so there's more room for fabric storage :o)

  19. Love your mugrug a perfect way to use those scraps 🙂 I organize my threads pretty much the same way you do and I have a lot of it .

  20. What a great blog post! I just love your scrappy challenge blocks and think it will be a spectacular quilt!
    I will hop over and check out the thread party…love your thread collection!