wqqqqSomeone was kind enough to mention getting Matchbox car cases from Wally World. I have heard of getting them, but have never found one until tonight. Five bucks. I should have picked up a couple but wasn't sure if they would fit my spools.
They fit my Madeira spools! Too bad I already ordered "official" ones the other night. Would have saved me a few bucks plus outrageous UPS shipping costs.
I fit in all my Mettler embroidery spools, my DMC quilting threads, and my Aurifil small spools. Wow!
Even better, they fit in my drawer!
If they only made snap cases to fit the mini king spools.
You know what kills me? The fact that JoAnn Fabric stores want an absolute fortune for plastic bins. Twenty dollars plus for crappy bins. They had a bin set for 72 bucks on sale. I did a scan of it to see what Amazon wants and came up with 60 bucks. Still outrageous. Five bucks work just fine for me.
I also found a straight silverware box (no outlines) for organizing my pens/pencils/rotary cutters and other notions:
It may still look like a disaster, but it was far worse with 4 plastic skinny bins that never really fit in and made a huge mess. I got this idea from the log cabin quilt book as the author said to get one for keeping the strips together.
My OCD part of being manic has been soothed and I feel tons better.