About this time last year, I was wondering how much thread I really use in a year. I decided to save the spools as they emptied, as a way of getting a rough count. I say "rough count" because I had used thread off some of the spools in a prior year and I've started a number of other spools that aren't used up yet so they didn't get tossed in the empty spool basket. This is particularly true of all the different colors of thread I've used for applique. But I figured this method would be good enough to satisfy my curiosity.
And here is the result:
10 empty spools! I thought it would be more but this makes sense when you consider that I finished only seven quilts and did not quilt any of them myself. I am currently hand quilting a smaller quilt but likely won't use up the whole spool of hand quilting thread on it.
Do you have any idea how much thread you use? Enquiring minds want to know!