Thread drawer inserts for Ikea "Alex" 6-drawer wide unit


These thread drawer inserts will keep your thread neat and organized in the Ikea Alex 6-drawer wide unit. Please see link below for exact Alex unit. These inserts will store Isacord, Robison-Anton, Floriani, Glide, Exquisite, Simplicity Pro, Hemingworth and many other brands of machine embroidery thread. Each set will include two inserts that will fit one drawer in the Alex unit. If you are wanting to store thread in multiple drawers, please order the number of sets for the number of drawers you want to fill (ie: if you are wanting to fill all 6 drawers, order 6 sets). Each set (2 inserts) will hold 80 spools of thread. Dimensions of each inserts are 11.8"W x 16.6"L x .375"H As with all wood, there could possibly be knots and small flaws in the grain. We do our best to only use wood with the least amount of flaws; however, we cannot guarantee the wood to be flaw-free. This will not effect the purpose of the trays.
NOTE: The top three drawers of the Alex unit are not as deep as the bottom three. Only Robison-Anton and Simplicity Pro spools seem to fit in these drawers and allow the drawer to close. Please check the height of your spools or contact us before ordering. Thread and cart not included (for photo purposes only)

Note: please be aware that the drawers on the Alex units do not open all the way to reach to the back. This might make it where you cannot reach your thread on the last couple of rows without removing the trays. We are trying to figure out a solution - we are checking to see if there is a clip on the drawer slide to enable them to open further. We will continue to include spaces for thread on the last couple of rows because it is storage space.

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2-3 weeks

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  • North America : 2 - 4 weeks

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The quality of this item is superb. The inserts fit perfectly into the Ikea drawer. However, the spools topple over when I open the drawer. I have mainly Aurifil thread, which tends to have taller spools. I also have some narrow Metzler polyester spools. I keep the bobbins attached to the spools with rubber bands, probably adding to the instability. I just ordered a heat gun, glue sticks and bamboo golf tees. I plan to glue the tees upside down into the center of each shallow well. There are many Youtube videos on how to do this, and the results appear excellent. Again, wonderful product with good spacing of the wells. I will try to attach a photo of the amended product.

Just as described and perfect for my needs. The trays are very well made and packaged with care. Love that I can have my embroidery thread in one place.

Perfect!! Beautiful craftsmanship and excellent quality. Excellent customer service. Thank you.

Fantastic organizing tool! I absolutely love this for my sewing room!

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