Saturday, March 4, 2017

Sewing Again and Question

When I was pulling through my fabric stash looking for curtain material,  I found some St. Patrick's Day themed fabrics.  These were leftovers from many years ago. I used them when my children were young for holiday themed pillows and things of the sort.  

I decided to make a quick table runner and 4 napkins.  I only had enough of the clover fabric to make luncheon sized napkins that were just shy of 12 inches when finished.  That's okay.  They'll work perfectly for what we need.


Cost was paid a long time ago, and I consider this a freebie.
However, I almost cried.  I've used up all of my spool of favorite green thread.
On one hand that is good, because I know my "use it up" policy is working.
On the other hand, I love the color green and can't believe I am out.

Anyone know the most economical way to buy sewing thread?

8 comments:

  1. Cute runner and napkins! I am blessed to be the cousin that inherits sewing supplies of older relatives as they pass/downsize as I am the cousin that sews. That said, there are times when I run out of a frequently used thread color and don't have any in my use it up bins. I find that if I wait until Joanne's has a 50% off coupon and I buy a larger spool, I make out OK. I tend to buy Coats and Clark or Guterman's. A neutral grey would have worked here, even if only using it for the bobbin, keeping the emptying out top spool in green-a trick I have used. Beige would do the same. I find white can* work, depending upon how dark the color of the fabric(s) are. HTH

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    1. Thanks for the information. I went with a brown on the runner an it seems to kind of blend in.

      I normally buy Coats and Clark. In the last year our Joanne's and Hancock Fabrics both closed. We do have a new Hobby Lobby. I'll check and see if they have big spools. (I did buy some quilting thread there, so I know they have thread.)

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  2. Could you order from Joanne's on line? Do you have family in another area who have access to a local to them Joanne's? Wm here took away their sewing dept, but some WM do still have sewing section if not just more notions like here.

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    1. I will check and see if I can use the coupons online. I can also see if my mama wants to go in on an order. Thanks for the idea.

      The Walmart near here does have a small section, but it is really scaled down. I'll check next time I'm in there.

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  3. Do you ever read The Prudent Homemaker? She orders from an online source for her sewing supplies - Wawak? I think that's it. But she orders a certain time of year, I think around the time of Black Friday.

    I will say, if you live in an area with 'community' boards on Facebook, you might mention that you're looking for green thread. There is a freecycle board in my community and I posted once for thread and had people offer me a lot. I restocked mine and donated the rest to a charity quilting group. Hope this helps!

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    1. I love her blog. I was trying to remember where she said she bought hers. Thanks.

      I don't have any idea if we have a free cycle group or not, but I will investigate.

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  4. Hobby Lobby has a good thread under the Sewology label. They run those products 50% off once every 3 to 4 weeks. Be careful of the WM thread unless it is Coats. The generic thread there tends to break.

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    1. Thank you. I'll start keeping a watch on their sales.
      I've never tried the generic brand from Walmart, but now I'll make doubly sure I don't.

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