20 June, 2011

Thread Tip

What's more frustrating than sitting down to do some hand sewing and having your thread spool roll off the arm of the chair and under a table? Keep your thread contained in a simple, easy way... in a baby food container! I have a few babies in the family, the raw materials were mine for the asking. This is not an original idea, you may have seen it already; but this tip was simply too good not to pass along! I used a small hole punch in the corner of the lid, popped the spool inside, et voilĂ  ; an instant thread dispenser! One that is FREE; and stays put, too.

Life is Good!


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28 comments:

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Love it!

Ann Marie said...

Absolutely love this idea, now where are all the moms of little ones when I need them!!!

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

What a positively wonderful idea!

LizA. said...

So clever...I wonder if The Spotted One would a little baby food......

regan said...

Great idea.....thanks!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Brilliant!

Helen (Mimi, Meems, Meemers) said...

Cool idea!

Pat said...

Very cool idea!

Janet said...

Great idea! Our little grand-one is long past baby food, but I think there is a container in the pantry that is probably out of date so......

Cheryl said...

I LOVE this idea. I am going to a quilt retreat in August and we are suppose to bring a tip/item for each person......I know what I'll be taking!! Thanks so much..and thanks to the little dots I have some of those containers!

AnnieO said...

Great tip indeed! I sometimes use a bobbin to pull thread off of and that tip would work for it too!

Shakerwood said...

Good idea...no babies here yet but I am sure I could find something!

Cathi said...

What a fabulous idea!

Anne Heidi said...

What a great idea- thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

What a clever idea!! Thanks bunches for sharing that tip with us. :)

JCnNC said...

I just may go buy some baby food - could always put it over the dogs kibble and then I could have the container. Wonderful plan. Judy C

phyzz said...

Many thanks for the tip!

*karendianne. said...

This idea rocks!

Sandy said...

I love baby food containers for everything. Another great use.

Nane said...

I thought baby food was in little jars....need to go shopping down that aisle more often.

lindsey said...

brilliant idea and one I have never seen before so thank you!

Barb said...

Great suggestion, I have a few new moms at the school, I will have a strange request for one of them, asking for a baby food container, it will bring a smile for sure. I love this idea, thank you for sharing!

Salem Stitcher said...

LOVE IT! WANT ONE!!

Teresa said...

That is a cool idea.

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the timely tip. I will be stitching a binding down on our way to ds. This will come in handy!

Carrie P. said...

Pretty cool. I saw someone else using those.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

what a clever tip! i have several of those little containers that pins came in. thanks!! jenn

Quilt Hollow said...

I use prescription bottles too!

Waaaaaaay back when baby food came in glass jars my dad had stock piled them on his shelves in the garage. I still remember wondering how on earth he could have filled so many with screws, nuts, bolts etc. Little did I know then that the glass jars would be gone! Same with the glass Mrs. Butterworths.