I have tried the Art Bin thread storage boxes and they are o.k., but I have to open the top to look in to see what I have. Plus the one I have is full and I was too cheap to buy another one at 12 some odd bucks and that is the sale price. I want to save my money for more thread and fabric.
Then I remembered someone talking about using the Matchbox/hot wheels strange boxes for thier thread. I did a quick search online to see what I could find and I came up with a few craft stores that were selling them for $24. Then I did a little more digging and found some on Ebay $12 plus shipping. Who whats to pay for shipping when you don't have to. So more digging and soon I found out that they are called Jammers & amp; made by Plano. Did a search for that and found a thread talking about the Jammers at their local Wal-mart. They thought they would be smart and try the storage aisle, but no luck so they wandered over to the toys section of the store and lo and behold they found them with the toy cars. Then the next person said their Wal-mart doesn't carry them. Not all stores carry the same thing.
What did I have to loose? I jumped in the car and went for a drive to my local Wal-Mart and look what I found?
I can already see I need to add a few colors to my collection. The other day I was looking for a grey thread, to which I don't own any and had to break down and buy another brand. Boo.
If I had owned a color card I would not have bought some of the above colors, but I have learned my lesson on that. I now have a color card. It's great to have one on hand. I can match my fabric right to the thread and get just what I need. What you see on the screen is not always what you get.
Until next time,