I have spools of thread all over my house -- which makes it hard to find what I need. There's a small plastic holder in my sewing room, but it doesn't seem to hold larger spools. They always pop off and roll across the floor.
Solution? Grab a piece of plywood from the garage, staple some fabric to it, and direct hubby to pound on a nail every two inches. Let the kids watch and call it craft time. (:
We used a drill to screw in a couple holes and mounted it right next to my sewing table. So handy! Small word of caution...careful when drilling through the fabric so that it doesn't tear (lesson learned!). It would be best to drill the mounting holes prior to covering the board with fabric.
I love it!
I'm a SAHM running after two young boys, and trying to fit sewing and other crafts into my hectic schedule of playing, cooking, laundry, shopping, alterations & other activities. 'Sew' many projects to tackle and so little time.