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    Old 06-08-2011, 02:55 PM
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    Those PREWOUND BOBBINS come in 2 sizes, M and L. I think M will fit a regular sewing machine or embroidery machine. I use the L size on my longarm quilting machine; they also fit my commercial sewing machine.
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    Old 06-08-2011, 02:55 PM
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    I was given a case of very old small spools of thread in a case, various colors, and not wanting to risk using them for a project I use them to baste my quilt sandwiches. Works fine & since I just remove it & throw it away I'm not wasting my good thread. My twin granddaughters also like playing with them. LOL
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    Old 06-08-2011, 04:18 PM
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    I would get a nice old glass jar and put them in the jar or a large vase, especially if the thread is old and weak. Don't throw them away.
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    Old 06-08-2011, 04:40 PM
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    Use it! I am still sewing with thread I inherited from my great aunt, grandmother and mother and I am 74 years old! I rarely have to buy a spool of thread, the older ones, and ugly ones, can be used for basting. Just enjoy, if it isn't good it will tell you.
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    Old 06-08-2011, 04:41 PM
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    A friend of mine found an old lamp with a clear glass base at the thrift shop. She filled the base with a bunch of wooden spools of thread. It is so cute!
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    Old 06-08-2011, 04:44 PM
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    Good luck, hope you enjoy using them however you decide. As usual members here are sooo helpful.
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    Old 06-08-2011, 07:48 PM
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    If I'm not mistaken, the silk and rayon will last eons.
    With the cotton I would test it as suggested.
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    Old 06-08-2011, 08:23 PM
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    Oh keep the wooden spools! I buy them from the flea markets to put in my old jars and use them to decorate my sewing room. They are not cheap either. If you don't want to decorate with them be sure you sell them instead of throwing them away. :)
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    Old 06-08-2011, 08:33 PM
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    Originally Posted by JoyjoyMarie
    Took a photo of my little thread decor stuff. Will try to attach.
    These are wonderful.
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    Old 06-08-2011, 10:31 PM
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    Originally Posted by IrelandDragonQuilting
    Please do not throw out the wooden spools, they are collectors items, someone said something about putting them in glass jar, that would be a cool shelf decoration for your sewing room!
    At one of our quilt shows someone had displayed the old wooden spools in a gum ball machine. It was really cute. You could also make a lamp for your sewing room by getting a lamp kit to go with your clear glass container. Maybe a huge mason jar would be just the right display.
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