This is what's left of my thread racks in my former sewing and quilting space, since I took over the front room of our house. I didn't move them into my new quilting space.
Instead, my threads are stowed away in translucent bins and drawers.
Yes, I have a lot of thread! I'm a bit of a thread addict. And as a quilter who likes to make my free motion stitching the star of my quilts, that's not a bad thing.
Admittedly, it's not as visually stimulating to have all my thread tucked away. I do miss seeing all the beautiful colors and types of thread. But I don't miss this:
Dust! Yucky, fibrous grubbiness to cover up all the pretty color and shine. Not to mention choke up my wonderful sewing machine. I tend to choose polyester thread for its lack of lint, so why should I let it get covered in dusty lint?
Ew! So into bins I lovingly chucked my beautiful strands of stitchy fun. One day I'd love to have a very shallow, glass fronted cabinet to store my threads so I can see them but still keep them protected from the dust and UV rays which can also weaken thread.