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    the streachy stuff they use to hold the cotton ball on your arm after you give blood works wonderful to cut into thin strips and put it on my bobbin keeps the thread from going every where
    cheap cheap cheap

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    What a great idea. So inventive. Where do you get it?

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    Another thing that works really well is the little girl pony holders. You can buy a whole bag of them for a buck at Family Dollar and color coordinate them with your thread colors.

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    That's a great idea! I would imagine it works just as well on embroidery thread also since they seem to slink off the notch in the spool so easy.

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    i cut 5/8" clear rubber tubing..

    i think i showed sunkistmi, when she came for a visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    i cut 5/8" clear rubber tubing..

    i think i showed sunkistmi, when she came for a visit.
    This is what I do also. except I think I use 1/2 inch vinyl tubing. Cut little rings, then cut the ring so it will expand.

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    yep, that is how i do it too..works just fine,and it is clear!

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    I use the hole reinforcements circles.

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    it is my idea. I first tried it to hold my thinble on my finger went thur every kind and every size of thimble and all falls off

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    I use one of those curly spines from an old cookbook.
    It was a "tip" that I had read some where, works great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimrdeb
    I use one of those curly spines from an old cookbook.
    It was a "tip" that I had read some where, works great!
    now that is so cool! how do you see the color?

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    I found two websites that sell the "curly comb spines". You can get it in clear plastic. Check it out. Hope this helps.

    http://www.swplastic.com/product.asp?catid=32

    http://www.mybinding.com/.sc/ms/cat/...Plastic%20Comb

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    I will bet kinkos sells them to...thanks for the websites!
    I think i would glue it down on a piece of wood..otherwise it would be pretty flimsy

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    If you didn't pay a fortune for your thimble, take a hammer and whack it so it becomes a slightly oval shape at the bottom. It will fit your finger perfect and not fall off.

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    Staples sells the plasctic spines, lots of different sizes and colors.

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    These are really cool ideas. I definitely think I'll be doing something along these lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimrdeb
    I use one of those curly spines from an old cookbook.
    It was a "tip" that I had read some where, works great!

    genius!

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    That is great, I did not know Staples sold the spines. I will check it out!

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    Great Ideas!!! :D:D:D Thank you all for sharing!!!

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    here a picture of what i use...

    My bobbin buddy
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    is that with the thimble on or off hehehe

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    That looks so cool! Where did you buy the clear tubing? I am interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterjoy
    That looks so cool! Where did you buy the clear tubing? I am interested.
    I buy it at lowes, I think I paid like 27 cents for a foot of the 1/2 inch stuff last time I got some. Might have even been cheaper.

    I think I got about 32 or so rings out of the foot.

    I love the book spine idea, maybe one day when I have more room! lol

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    I got the tubing at a local familt style hardware.it comes in all widths..the half inch may work better..mine are a little big,but work just fine..and so cheap too!

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    Well for petes sake who would have thunk it, I too have had problems with bobbins, I have bought the little pony tail thingys from dollar tree, have tried a few other things to numerous to mention and nothing that I was happy with. Even its own little box. Now who would have thought to use a binder? That is way to cool. You gals are to much.

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