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Thread: clear plastic coin tubes

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    did you know that the nickel sized fits about 5 bobbins, I use them to store my half used bobbins, my needles of different sizes, also when I am working on a large project and know I will be using several bobbins worth of thread, I will load up about how many I need and store them in one of these tubes next to my machine.

    the half dollar size is useful too, when ever I am doing some hand sewing (binding or applique) I will put a needle, some safety pins and my spool of thread for that project in it.

    you can find them at coin stores and some hobby shops like Hobby Lobby carry them.

    just thought I would share that

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    Thank you for the tip :D:D:D

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    The tubes that mini M&M's come in would work for that too, and you kill two birds with one stone. Quilting and chocolate.

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    Never saw a clear plastic one, but this sounds like a very good idea. You could see at a glance what color was in it, yet it wouldn't get lost among a lot of other tangled threads.

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    great tip thanks

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    Great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Never saw a clear plastic one, but this sounds like a very good idea. You could see at a glance what color was in it, yet it wouldn't get lost among a lot of other tangled threads.
    coin collectors use them (Hubby and both sons). 33 cents for nickel and 50 cents for the half dollar ones,
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    Old prescription med bottles work, too.

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    neat idea, thanks for sharing.

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    I use medicine bottles.

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