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    Super Member donnaree59's Avatar
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    I can't stand the little plastic box I keep my bobbins in... They unroll and the thread gets loose; the lid comes off. What type of bobbin holder do you use and would you recommend buying it?

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    I use the little toe seperators for polishing your nails. fill the bobbin up and it works perfectly or some use little hair bobs you can buy about a hundred from the dollar store. They are about the size of the bobbin and stretch over.

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    there was a thread about buying 1in. plastic tubing @ the hardware store and cutting it to wrap around the bobbins......I've been using it ever since....just love it. :thumbup:

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    I like the bobbin savers, they are in 3 different colors and look like small life-savers and hold a lot of bobbins. I can keep by thread separate along with designating them for different machines. They have been my favorite so far and really do work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    I like the bobbin savers, they are in 3 different colors and look like small life-savers and hold a lot of bobbins. I can keep by thread separate along with designating them for different machines. They have been my favorite so far and really do work.
    Do you have a picture, brand name, source? Thx

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    i like the pink bobbin buddies...

    http://www.amazon.com/24-Bobbin-Budd...4629078&sr=8-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    I like the bobbin savers, they are in 3 different colors and look like small life-savers and hold a lot of bobbins. I can keep by thread separate along with designating them for different machines. They have been my favorite so far and really do work.
    Do you have a picture, brand name, source? Thx
    The link with pic is in Native Texan's response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainjane
    YES!!! I have one of these and they are awesome!!! A good thing to have around.

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    These are the best ones I've ever used:
    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=280

    They fit class 66 and all four or five kinds of class 15 bobbins that I've got. The bobbins are held securely and no more thread nests in the top drawers of my cabinets.

    I had been using baby hair elastics and those are okay - these are just neater. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I use the little toe seperators for polishing your nails. fill the bobbin up and it works perfectly or some use little hair bobs you can buy about a hundred from the dollar store. They are about the size of the bobbin and stretch over.
    I've started using these, too. They are cheap, and so far I really like them! They hold the bobbin very tightly. :thumbup:

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    I've used these boxes for years. The bobbins sit in a foam. No unwound bobbins, no rolling bobbins. I have 5 machines & different boxes for each machine. I labled each box/machine according to threads. I.e, embroidery, quilt, sewing, top stitch, etc.

    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=4220

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainjane
    :thumbup: They work really well for my sewing machine bobbins...not so much for my longarm bobbins (they are M size, not L). I bought a bunch of the terrycloth ponytail holders for little kids at the dollar store and put those on my M bobbins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather3
    I've used these boxes for years. The bobbins sit in a foam. No unwound bobbins, no rolling bobbins. I have 5 machines & different boxes for each machine. I labled each box/machine according to threads. I.e, embroidery, quilt, sewing, top stitch, etc.

    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=4220
    I have one similar to that and I really like it. The bobbins don't fall out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainjane
    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainjane
    I have two of the bobbin savers and really like them. But I have 4 machines. I was in a shop and the Clover Stack 'n Store followed me home.

    like this one
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Clover-Stack-n-S...item439881e645

    I was unimpressed - don't like it - and it keeps tipping over! Grrrr! Go with the Bobbin Saver!

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    I use the little hair bands they come in all different colors so i can match to color of thread, dollar store buy bag of 100 or so for a buck , they work great

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    I can't find this through search. Can you help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainjane
    Ditto! I have them in different colors to coordinate with my machines; i.e., my Viking takes special bobbins whereas my Babylock doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I use the little toe seperators for polishing your nails. fill the bobbin up and it works perfectly or some use little hair bobs you can buy about a hundred from the dollar store. They are about the size of the bobbin and stretch over.
    Toe seapraters!! Exactly what I use. They are so awesome. I also have the little pony tail thingys but I still prefer the separators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    Quote Originally Posted by plainjane
    Ditto! I have them in different colors to coordinate with my machines; i.e., my Viking takes special bobbins whereas my Babylock doesn't.
    I also have one of these. I made a little pincushion for the center and covered the bottom with some craft foam and it is very handy..

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    bottom covered with craft foam
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    I just put the bobbin buddies on mine and put them in empty perscription bottles. They work great. They I write on the bottle which machine they are for.

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