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Thread: Unexpected "notion" at Walgreens

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    Super Member Bonbonary's Avatar
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    I found a simple way to keep my spools of thread from unraveling and causing a mess. I normally keep my embroidery thread on a spool rack (see my avatar). But, I am traveling now, and they sure don't sit tight in a box. At Walgreens I found small polybands (for ponytails). They are clear bands that fight perfectly around the embroidery spools and work great. I got 100 large ones and 150 smaller ones for $5. You can barely see them on the spools so will look nice even at home on the rack.

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    Good idea.

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    Great idea! Thanks, I needed one! :D

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    Great idea! Those wayward threads drive nuts..... ;)

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    great idea

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    super, thanks!

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    That is an excellent idea, something so simple and affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonbonary
    I found a simple way to keep my spools of thread from unraveling and causing a mess. I normally keep my embroidery thread on a spool rack (see my avatar). But, I am traveling now, and they sure don't sit tight in a box. At Walgreens I found small polybands (for ponytails). They are clear bands that fight perfectly around the embroidery spools and work great. I got 100 large ones and 150 smaller ones for $5. You can barely see them on the spools so will look nice even at home on the rack.
    just remember that poly anything can break down in heat/sunlight!
    They can dry out on your thread!

    At our $ store they had the cloth ponytail bands that make great bobbin bands!

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    I just bought a big bag of them at Dollar Tree and they are cloth also in cute colors. They make great gifts to quilters. I hate tangled threads. So glad you found them. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your traveling.

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    yep, Featherweight turned me onto those.

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