Friday, January 27, 2017

Up-cycled Thread Spools

If you're a regular visitor to this blog, you know that some quilters save our empty thread spools and then count them at the end of the year as a rough measure of our quilting productivity. Every January someone asks for ideas about how to use them. How about this spool chair/folk art? Granted, the chair wouldn't look as amazing if it was made from the white plastic spools we have today. Haha.

This spool table was made around 1900. It was featured on Antiques Roadshow, and valued at $1,000-1,500 a few years ago.

Click here to see more ideas for up-cycling thread spools.

 Have a creative day!


Joan said...

Change out those ball feet for wheels, and it would be a great sewing chair.

June Calender said...

I've got a grocery bag full of empty spools (many years wort) but they are various sizes. Can't do those wonderful thins -- even if I knew how which I don't. But it's fascinating.