I use empty dental floss containers to store and cut thread when I'm traveling. bTo repurpose an empty container I simply remove the empty floss spool and replace it with a bobbin loaded with thread. I wind the thread through the opening to the cutter, then shut the lid on the container. I travel with several of these repurposed dental floss containers- each holding a different color of thread.

-Susan Brown
Fremont, California

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