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    I don't like to use these. At times it is hard to see the color of the thread. Instead, I use clear plastic tubing (from hardware store) 1/2 inch diameter -- cut in pieces to fit bobbin and make a slit to place it over thread. You can see the color and you can also write on it as to type, cotton, polyester, etc.

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    Yep, Thats what we are talking about. Very handy.

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    That is a great idea Carolyne.I never thought to use the ties on my sewing thread and embroidery thread.Thanks for that tip.That will fit real well since they stretch.Thanks.

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    I use the teenie, tiny rubberbands my son uses for his ponytail. (Don't ask!!! His barber threatens to cut if off every time he goes for a haircut!)

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    I understand quite well.My son also has a ponytail.He snags my bobbin covers( PONYTAIL BANDS) once in a while.Not so much anymore since I changed to pink and purple ones.

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    GREAT IDEA

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    which ever you like to use either tubing or pony tail bands you may want to put them in old prescription bottles. I read that tip on here also a couple weeks ago.You can use a different bottle for each color and write on them.Mary

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    Is the tubing harder to use if your fingers have joint problem? I like the hair band better as all u have to do is peek at it.

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    I have good old Arthur in my joints and I don't have a problem with the tubing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finch
    I use these little hair thingys for my bobbins.They work great.
    Good idea. I use bobbin boxes and to make sure they stay in place, I glued a double layer of light weight batting to the lid. Then they don't come unwrapped, and when I want to look for a color, I turn it upside down to look for the right bobbin color. ;)

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    What a great idea.

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    Thank you

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    I have allergys and I save the safety guards from my nasal spray. these work great

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    I bought "bobbin gaurds" from a quilting cataloge and was shocked to see they were the hair thingies (love that name). They were very thin and stretched out of shape. I now go to dollar store or Wall Mart & buy them. They are cheaper. I try to match the hair thingies to the color of thread on the bobbin.

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    Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finch
    I use these little hair thingys for my bobbins.They work great.
    That is the best idea for bobbins. I have the bobbin bxs. but when I am using only a couple colors I hate putting in and taking them out of the box. Sometimes a pain. Thanks. This site I have found is the best and so are all the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finch
    I use these little hair thingys for my bobbins.They work great.
    THANK YOU!

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    They work great.

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    The problem I ran into with these, was I could not tell what color of thread was on the bobbin once I put the pony tailer on. It covers the thread entirely........

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    I forgot to say that I have metal bobbins not clear plastic.

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    I use the same little thingies. When I was at the International Quilt Festival last year; they were charging an arm and a leg for them When I got home I found a ton of them at the Dollar Store. So I bought a few paks of them. Downside is that you Cant't see the color of the thread. Stacking the bobbin on top of the spool of thread would be helpful and keep the bobbins/spools organized by color.

    Yvette :thumbup:

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    Thanks for the tip - I will give it a try. Most of the holders are far too expensive. I did find a sort of bargain at our last quilt show - the holder that Nancy Zieman advertises is usually advertised at around the $60 mark and when I saw it for $24 I snapped it up. It works really well.

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    I saw these for sale on a material site really expensive,but it gave me the idea so I went to wal mart a bought a card of them to try. They work great like you said I got tired of the mess in my drawer and bobbin box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirleysonshine
    The problem I ran into with these, was I could not tell what color of thread was on the bobbin once I put the pony tailer on. It covers the thread entirely........
    I leave just a little end showing out from under the hair thingy so I can see the color.

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