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    Keeping bobbins neat.

    Just saw this site with great idea for keeping the bobbins neat when stored.

    http://www.schlosserdesigns.com/2012...-bobbin-clips/

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    That is a great idea! Thank you for sharing, I pinned it so I wouldn't forget it. I have a great thread holder and now my bobbins may stay neat.
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    I use the small pony tail elastics. Found a bag of 300 at the dollar store.

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    Thanks for the Idea, I am having DH make a bobbin holder that I saw on a Tatting site and this will keep them all nice and neat.

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    That is the best idea ever. I will be making it in the next few days, because I hate those wild threads being all over the place. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    I want to try this. My bobbins are always a mess and they would make great little gifts too. Thanks!

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    I saw this tip on Fons and Poreter a few months ago. I had some of the tubing I had been using fkr bag handles. They work really great and inexpensive also.

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    Ooooh...I like this.

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    I also use the tubing that is bigger around (little harder to cut) to keep my embroidery thread wound.
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    I like this idea ... and already have a ton of that tubing (we use it in our business). I currently use the little fuzzy pony tail holders but they don't wrap as tight, stretch eventually, and you can't see through them. My husband always has some off-cuts of the clear plastic tubing so I'm going dumpster diving at our shop tomorrow!!

    Gosh ... I can even use a sharpie to write the thread weight on them so I don't grab a 60wt when I wanted a 50wt!!
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    OMG! I love this idea. Going to go find tubing....

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    DONE THAT AND LOVE IT...........

    We did buy two different size tubing as the smaller didn't fit on a full bobbin as well.

    Just customize them to your own needs

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    Tubing to organize bobbins

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny580 View Post
    Just saw this site with great idea for keeping the bobbins neat when stored.

    http://www.schlosserdesigns.com/2012...-bobbin-clips/

    I've used this method for a number of years now. I like it better than the hair elastics as you can see thru the tubing to see the color of thread. With the hair elastics, you only see the color of the elastics. However, both work well.

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    i like this idea about using sharpie to write the weight on them. very cool.
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    Great idea. I love that you can see the colors. Thanks for posting this.

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    I like the see-through look. Nice organizing!
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    Yes I saw this also and have it on my note to grab tuesday. Also am looking for a little larger one for rayon thread.

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    Very clever idea!!
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    Great idea! thanks for sharing! I'd like to find the good size for keeping threads organised.
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    This is fantastic !! Thank you. I had been using those colored pigtail thingies (ha) on my bobbins, but I like this a whole lot better. Thanks again.
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    I have been using this method for years and it is just the best for your bobbins. I highly recommend this idea!!!
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    I'm definitely going to do this - Thanks for posting it! It's always a worry around here having loose thread ends because we have a cat who is drawn to them for some reason. Thread can kill a cat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny580 View Post
    Just saw this site with great idea for keeping the bobbins neat when stored.

    http://www.schlosserdesigns.com/2012...-bobbin-clips/
    Somebody on the QB introduced this idea to us last yr. I was so excited about it I went right out & bought the tubing but found I could not cut the rings even. A neighbor guy took the tubing to cut some with a saw & they came back all shreddy & uneven, too. I wouldn't even use them.

    This is such a great idea though & I may try it again.

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    I have several of those round donut like holders and they hold your bobbins and they never unwind for me. I have several so that my embrodiery bobbins stay separate from my quilting bobbins. I hate hard plastic containers to hold things. I always seem to drop one and then they crack.

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