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    I'm so excited! I found this tip on how to organize my bobbins so they stay neat. My bobbin box was a mess until I found this link: http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-...iew.pl?ID=1813 . I went that same day to Lowe's and bought 3 feet of 3/8" plastic tubing, came home and cut it into pieces about 3/8". They work perfect around my bobbins, and they slide on and off very easily. My bobbins look so neat and organized now. :thumbup:

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    I use that too and have for several years now. Also I have seen the plastic spiral binding book pieces used. That works good too but not on my large size M bobbins.

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    THANKS FOR THE TIP. DH WORKS @ HARDWARE STORE. HE IS BUYING THIS FOR ME TOMORROW.

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    Very creative. I keep mine in small medicine bottles. Perfect size and recycles them also.

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    Ohh Sadiemae - I love the quilt on your Avitar. Is that called "Weaver Fever"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnniesgirl
    Ohh Sadiemae - I love the quilt on your Avitar. Is that called "Weaver Fever"?
    It is Weaver Fever. I just love the pattern. It is so easy.

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    Thanks!

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    Wow, that is a great tip. I'm trying that one.

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    I have been doing this for some time now. It is amazing what we ladies will do to save money to buy our quilt fabric huh??

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    great tip, thanks.. I use that plastic tubing to remove the burned out light bulb from my machine.. they are so hard to remove and replace, but the tubing grabs them nicely and allows me to turn it, out for the old one, in for the new one.. Already have the tubing, I'll just trim it up so it's not so long... then my bobbins will be all happy too!!!

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    I use the little ponytail holders made for little girls (made from the stretchy stuff that come in different colors - don't know exactly what they are called). They are small enough to fit over the bobbin and can be color matched to the thread.

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    I did see these at Walmart. They sell them at LQS where I go.

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    Well I did know that and I thank you for posting the link, I will add it to my list. I love this site everyone sharing how to save. :thumbup:

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    Cool trick. Thanks for sharing. Is the 3/8" good for plastic bobbins?
    Or bobbin size doesn't really matter? I need to get me some as my
    bobbins are starting to get messy.

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    Thank you very much. God bless.

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    wow, thanks for the tip! Will give it a try! I have been using the ponytail holders on mine, better than the tangles threads for sure!

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    Ohhhh, great tip....thanks!!

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    Thanks for the great info. I use small Rx containers too, but am always up for new ideas, especially when they make my workspace neater. :-) How very creative!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnniesgirl
    I'm so excited! I found this tip on how to organize my bobbins so they stay neat. My bobbin box was a mess until I found this link: http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-...iew.pl?ID=1813 . I went that same day to Lowe's and bought 3 feet of 3/8" plastic tubing, came home and cut it into pieces about 3/8". They work perfect around my bobbins, and they slide on and off very easily. My bobbins look so neat and organized now. :thumbup:
    What do you use to cut the plastic tubing into clean circles?

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