|They seem to multiply like bunnies!|
Well, the other day I had an inspired idea.
I pre-wash almost all of my fabric before I use it in a quilt. Before washing it in the machine, I finish the edges with a zig zag stitch to prevent the fabric from unravelling. As I was looking for just the right shade of burgundy to do that, all of those almost empty spools kept getting in my way and falling onto the floor, rolling all over the place. To keep them out of the way, I removed them from the thread drawer and placed them on the table, near the machine. Hmmm...! It was a light bulb moment. (Why did it take so many years?)
|As it happened, I had enough "reddish" spools to clean up that I even got to match the colour of the fabric, (as though it matters!).|
Now, it did get a little tedious re-threading the needle several times on a single edge, but I did get rid of a number of those irritating almost empty spools.
|These were the spools that I used up on the 4 lengths of fabric.|