Sew Much?

@Morleyhunt (16745)
Canada
November 12, 2017 7:47pm CST
I'm cleaning my sewing room (I have a wedding dress to alter). My scrap storage bin has been emptied....all the pieces cut into usable pieces (an entire scrap quilt) sorted and packed away. The it was time to tackle the shelves. On one shelf I hav a container that holds my empty thread spools. Once a year I bag them and put them out with the recycling. It seems I have a lot of empty spools. Does this mean I spend a lot of time sewing?
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Nov
wow that is a lot of empty spools, yes I think it does mean you spend a lot of time sewing.
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@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
13 Nov
That was the top requirement for our new home....a sewing room.
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@Platespinner (18566)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
13 Nov
"I can't get out of the sewing room. The fabric has accepted me as one of their own and if I leave now I might lose their trust." Simplicity patterns posted this on Facebook--it made me think of you (and made me laugh).
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@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
13 Nov
I missed that meme. I'm currently culling (no easy task) some of the bits and bobs. I'm still not being ruthless enough (but I'm getting better).
@marguicha (81821)
• Chile
13 Nov
I guess that´s the meaning of the empty spools. That, and to think of scraps as a quilt project
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@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
13 Nov
I have my scraps cut into squares...the smallest I save is 1.5" X 1.5". The size I use the most is cut 2.5" X 2.5".
@LadyDuck (122389)
• Switzerland
13 Nov
For what I can see I suspect that you did a lot of sewing during the year.
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
13 Nov
I enjoy sewing. When I sew for pleasure (anything that inspires me) I find it relaxing. I know I use a lot of thread, but when I see a years worth of empty spools it's a bit overwhelming.
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@LadyDuck (122389)
• Switzerland
13 Nov
@Morleyhunt I also like to sew, it's a relaxing hobby.
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@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
14 Nov
@LadyDuck yesterday I started a night gown for my granddaughter. Then a telephone call derailed me and it wasn't finished. It will be done this morning....but Sandra will be at school by then.
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@YrNemo (8678)
13 Nov
You do have a lot .
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
13 Nov
I wish I had the time or inclination to make something with them. Maybe next year.
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@YrNemo (8678)
13 Nov
@Morleyhunt Little boys (and big boys) from schools would love to turn them into wheels for certain inventions! (I followed some TV programs ages ago. They used lots of those!)
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
14 Nov
@YrNemo I shared the collection on Facebook asking who wanted them...no takers. They go out with the recycling this week.
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• Peoria, Arizona
13 Nov
My goodness that is impressive! That is how I feel when I keep finding the little labels from skeins of yarn all over the place and I'm just like...do I really use this much yarn? Yes, yes I do. and I feel good about it haha!
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
13 Nov
It shows just how much we've made. I counted the number of buttons I used one year...wow that was also impressive.
• Peoria, Arizona
14 Nov
@Morleyhunt At least we are having fun!
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@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
14 Nov
@DesirousDreamer that we are.
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@peachpurple (10708)
• Malaysia
13 Nov
wow, you spnt more time in sewing than I do but I reused the spools
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
13 Nov
I'm looking for craft projects that use them, but so far nothing has inspired me,
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@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
14 Nov
@peachpurple I've goggle searched. Things I find on Pinterest drive me crazy. Too many of the links are not active and then when you do find something they want money. None of the plastic spool ideas inspired me enough to get creative, or to make me want to pack them up for a cross country move. I'll be collecting more.
@shaggin (26964)
• United States
13 Nov
That is wonderful we are unable to recycle them where I live!
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
13 Nov
I put them in the plastics recycling bin.
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@shaggin (26964)
• United States
13 Nov
@Morleyhunt The only plastics we can recycle here are one with a triange that has the number 1 or 2 in the triangle. Also they have to have a neck skinnier then the rest of the bottle so there really is not a lot accepted unfortunately.
• United States
13 Nov
You can tell I don't sew much anymore because I only have two spools of thread...a black and a white
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
14 Nov
Those are two colours I buy the really big spool, I tend to mix and match my colours to get what I want. I told my husband once that I probably have $1,000.00 invested in thread.
@Tampa_girl7 (21654)
• United States
13 Nov
It looks like you certainly do sew a lot
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
14 Nov
Almost daily. Yesterday was a get little things done day....I changed out the broken zipper in my granddaughters spring coat....then added straps to her new snow pants....Then I dropped the hem in a new pair of pants for myself and rehemmed them...an inch longer....next I cut out a nightgown for my granddaughter. The sewing was interrupted by a phone call that derailed my plans for the week. More about that later this week.
@Kandae11 (27147)
13 Nov
I would be lost without my sewing machine.
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
14 Nov
I have several sewing machines. My very favourite one needs to go to the sewing machine dr. I do hope that it can be fixed, but I fear that it might be worn out.
@shivamani10 (10770)
• Hyderabad, India
13 Nov
No.. definitely not. You took a lot of time to throw them out.
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
13 Nov
That's about a years worth. I keep hoping I can find some project that inspires me to use them.
@Daelii (2071)
• United States
13 Nov
Btw ever think to craigslist / eBay it? People have those especially wood ones in demand for fairy houses...
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
13 Nov
These aren't wooden. One day, when I have a bit more time, I'm hoping to make something using empty spools. I'll have a few more collected by next autumn.
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@Daelii (2071)
• United States
13 Nov
Lol that's awesome! It wasn't til I learnt how to sew did I realize how much thread is used..i still waste a ton having to rip out and try again. I am improving or I hope so!
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
13 Nov
Even without frog stitching (ripping out) I use a lot of thread.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
I can't remember the last time I emptied a spool of thread.
@Morleyhunt (16745)
• Canada
13 Nov
I was winding bobbins last night and emptied 3 within about 5 minutes.
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