Asked on May 30, 2017

Any suggestions for thread storage?

Anna Ibarra
by Anna Ibarra
I need more thread storage, and want it displayed!
I have this small iron metal board, and want to transform it to hold my threads.
It hasn't come to me. Does anyone have an idea?
I'd like to use most of this board.
Thanks in advance!
q need suggestions please, Front of board
Front of board.
q need suggestions please, Back of board
Back of board.
  8 answers
  • Debbie Debbie on May 31, 2017
    I would use a heavy florist wire to twist around the cross joints to make a "peg". I would use a plier to bend back the tips. If you can find them, you could get the little plastic caps (used to repair dishwasher wire racks) and put over the ends of the wire pegs.

  • Ann Ann on May 31, 2017
    Try pegboard pegs and see how they work with the spacing of the holes. If they work you can get quite a lot of thread on your board, especially with longer peg hooks.

  • you could use drapery pins (depending on the size of the spools)

  • Ana Contreras Ana Contreras on May 31, 2017
    I would use drapery hanging pins - the type used on pleated drapes. One side of the pin will fit snugly onto the metal. The other side could hold your thread. This ironing board would also be a great piece for storing jewelry using this method.

    • Anna Ibarra Anna Ibarra on May 31, 2017
      What a great idea for the jewelry holder. I'm not sure how it will hold my thread, as most holes are smaller, but I'll check it out. I wanted to hang this on the wall, so I'll see also if it will hold up. Thank you so much for the suggestion.

  • Anna Ibarra Anna Ibarra on May 31, 2017
    Oh Yeah! Use heavy duty glue.

  • Jacks Beta Jacks Beta on May 31, 2017
    Found this idea online. Seems like they used small round foam pieces and glued in wood sticks to hold the spools. Pretty neat!

    • Anna Ibarra Anna Ibarra on Jun 01, 2017
      This is how I would love to do it. Between this and reply post below from Allinthefamilysingers, saying to fix a board on it, maybe the way to go. Thank you.

  • Allinthefamilysingers Allinthefamilysingers on May 31, 2017
    fix a board on the back and put long screws or headless naails and space them as to where u want your threads to fit. good luck and thumbs up to u.. doris hall

  • Diana Diana on May 31, 2017
    What about S hooks?????