by nanabs 04 Feb 2012

Just wondering what all the cuties do with the empty spools of Embroidery thread. I have been saving them, don't know why, just thought they were too cute to throw away. Awhile back I gave some to a friend who does theraphy. She has plenty and now so do I. Do you keep them or toss them out. I have a drawer getting full again and can't think of throwing them out. lol I don't want to just wrap ribbon or thread on them. Trying to think of a crafty idea to do with them. Don't know why I think they are so neat. Any ideas?

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by nanabs 07 Feb 2012

Thought my question was gone but see there are more suggestions here. Thanks for your ideas. Going to check with the school and see if they would like them. If not maybe the senior center or a nursing home for therapy. thanks everyone. We can always count on cuties to come up with ideas for things. blessings to all..

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by drro 06 Feb 2012

Oops...here's the the link;>)

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by drro 06 Feb 2012

Here is an idea from Darleen at sewforum..a "dress form pincushion."

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drro by drro 06 Feb 2012

http://www.sewforum.com/viewtopic...;t=193292

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by justonlyme 05 Feb 2012

I have saved them forever. When my kids were small, they LOVED the serger cones as bathtub toys. They made great funnels for pouring water, etc. They also work great in the sandbox, etc. So if you know anyone with kids, forget buying a gift, give them a few, and you'll be a real winner. Good luck!!
My kids are long grown, but I still save them, wondering what else I may come up with one of these days.... :) Now I have both serger and embroidery spools...

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by parkermom 04 Feb 2012

As a teacher, I can tell you that kindergarten or first grade teachers would love to have these for their class. Kids love to sort and organize things in their own way, and it is great for their brains. We have lots of teachers in our district that love anything for the kids to sort--keys, small tiles, etc.

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by pldc 04 Feb 2012

well I put one of the cones upside down in my little iron water container, & when I use fancy thread (like metalics, the skinny spools)I just put it in the cone & it threads into my machine beautifully & NEVER has it tangled or broken. As for the rest of them I keep a couple & chuck the rest!

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robinbird by robinbird 07 Feb 2012

Good tip to remember. Thanks for sharing it.:~D

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by aussiequilter 04 Feb 2012

I have a bag full, I know as soon as I throw them out someone will come up with a great idea , to use them lol

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by bowlds 04 Feb 2012

I think they would work good to put an angel or something on. You know, like use it for a stand for something 3d. I keep mine, I'm sure something will come to me!

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by nanabs 04 Feb 2012

LOL Noah. Not so sure your dear sister would fit in them. lol I figured it was a typo. A few good ideas here. one of my grandson's teachers is a good friend of mine so I'll see if she would like them. Didn't think of donating to a school. If she doesn't want them I may ask the senior center here. thanks for your input. flowers for you all....

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by clawton 04 Feb 2012

I give mine to the art teacher at the school. The students do a junk art project. they really come up with some unique projects.

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by lucypiwow 04 Feb 2012

THE ONES SHAPED LIKE CONES I USED FOR CHRISTMAS TREES.JUST GLUE ON COTTEN OR BEADS ENITHING YOU LIKE..THEY ARE CUTE..MY GRANDS SON USES THEM FOR BOLLING LIMES THEN UP AND TOSSES A BALL PRESTO BOLLING PINES. LOV LUCY

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greysewist by greysewist 04 Feb 2012

They'd not fall over as easily as regular bowling pins, which might be a good thing on carpet or grass. Good idea.

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by noah 04 Feb 2012

i was keeping them to, now i heave them out but i used the big ones to put my sisters in ,thats the only use i found so far lol hugs carolyn

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noah by noah 04 Feb 2012

sorry my scissors in (my sister won't fit lol)

lindalee757 by lindalee757 04 Feb 2012

LOL-I had to read the comment to the comment to get that Carolyn-I was trying to figure out the idea of putting your sister in the big ones. You are so funny...you make me chuckle =O)

ansalu by ansalu 05 Feb 2012

Was also thinking what could be another meaning of sisters *lol* I'm a non-antive speaker so sometimes I don't know every meaning that a word is used for ;o)
Greetings, Bettina

gerryb by gerryb 05 Feb 2012

Tks, Carolyn, for my giggle of the day. I was trying my best to figure out just how big those spools of thread were! You sisters must have been thinking of you when you typed that!

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by suelyn7 04 Feb 2012

Hi there how about donating them to a kids club or pre school nursery ....... its a bit like when you buy you child a brilliant toy and they only want to play with the box kids have a great imagination they only other thing I can think of is if you string enough of them together you could perhaps make your own unique wind chime I'm sure the rest of you cuties can come up with some really coolideas.

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justonlyme by justonlyme 05 Feb 2012

Buying the kids a toy and having them like the box better. I can relate very well to that!! :) Funny.

ansalu by ansalu 05 Feb 2012

I know that with the box ;o)
If I have something from my embroidery (rests of fabric/spools etc.) I ask in Felix Kindergarten and they can always use it...
Greetings, Bettina

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