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Thread: Bobbins with not enough thread left to do a project

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    I have just started doing some English paper piecing (love it!) and the first part of the process is basting the fabric to the paper by hand. Instead of using thread from a spool, I decided to use thread from the bobbins that don't have enough left on them to do much else. I have another set of partially filled bobbins for a machine I no longer use. I'll use those up next. :D

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    What a wonderful idea! I have bobbins with thread on them and I don't think I still have the machine they fit. I also have several paper pieceing projects in the works. Tomorrow I will put my bobbins in my EPP box! Thanks for the idea! Sherry

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    Great idea! I always like to start with a full bobbin but I can't always do it. This way maybe I could! Thanks!

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    Great idea! I hate wasting thread and sometimes I unwind and toss. No more!
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    Any time I have handwork to do I do the same thing-find a bobbin with the right color thread.

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    i just use up my old thread for basting etc..

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    Great idea, thanks for sharing.

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    when I'm making scrappy quilts I use my partial bobbins to piece with top and bottom on the machine. It uses them up and leaves me with empty bobbins.

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    In my little kit for hand sewing my bindings, I have a couple of needles, a little pair emb. scissors, my thimble, 2 hair clippies, 2 tiny straight pins, and a bobbin with the thread I will use.

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    I do a lot of EPP and use bobbin thread. I also put spools of thread that is nearly gone in my basket to use that up also. I was given several spools of some kind of thread that was marked 5 for a $1.00. Use that for basting also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    when I'm making scrappy quilts I use my partial bobbins to piece with top and bottom on the machine. It uses them up and leaves me with empty bobbins.
    Yup, Same here.. Ill use what I have, the top and bottom thread colors are are completely different in colors....

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    I've always wondered about this, and I'd like to know if anyone has ever tried it. What would happen if you just wound more thread onto the bobbin? I don't think this would work with an older machine, but my machine doesn't require that I even pull the bobbin thread to the top. When I rewind one, I just start sewing and it takes care of itself. So I wondered, would it just pick up the new end when it finished with what I had newly wound on? What do you think? One of these days I'm going to try it; but I thought if someone else already had, you could either encourage or discourage me from doing it.

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