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    Thanks for the reinforcement/bobbin tip!

    Someone on this board (sorry I can't remember the name) posted a tip about putting reinforcements on top of her bobbins to stop the thread from unraveling. Well, I used that wonderful tip and took it one step further. I have multiple machines that use clear bobbins but they are not the same size. Try as I might, I am never successful in keeping them separated. Now I just write which machine the bobbin is for on the reinforcement and also which type of thread is on the bobbin (Aurifil, Isacord, etc)!
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    Interesting tip. Thanks.

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    That is something I will have to try. Right now, I write directly on the bobbin with a sharpie. E for embroidery, C for cotton, P for polyester, etc. along with the thread # if there is one. I have the caddy that I use for bobbins only. I write the manufacture and type of thread on the bobbin on the outside of each storage area. Keeps them all organized. I use narrow tape to attach the end of the thread to the top of each bobbin. Maybe after tax time the reinforcements will go on my shopping list.

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    great tip
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie View Post
    Someone on this board (sorry I can't remember the name) posted a tip about putting reinforcements on top of her bobbins to stop the thread from unraveling. Well, I used that wonderful tip and took it one step further. I have multiple machines that use clear bobbins but they are not the same size. Try as I might, I am never successful in keeping them separated. Now I just write which machine the bobbin is for on the reinforcement and also which type of thread is on the bobbin (Aurifil, Isacord, etc)!
    Oh, thank you wise one! I am constantly putting a clear plastic Singer bobbin into my Janome and vice versa. Now I know how to tell them apart!
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    What is reinforcements?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbeadit View Post
    What is reinforcements?
    I was going to ask the same thing. Is it the round things you put on your notebook paper to keep it in the binder when you did your end of the year term paper???

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    Yes it is! We used to call them "holes" The cost less than $2 for 200
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie View Post
    Someone on this board (sorry I can't remember the name) posted a tip about putting reinforcements on top of her bobbins to stop the thread from unraveling. Well, I used that wonderful tip and took it one step further. I have multiple machines that use clear bobbins but they are not the same size. Try as I might, I am never successful in keeping them separated. Now I just write which machine the bobbin is for on the reinforcement and also which type of thread is on the bobbin (Aurifil, Isacord, etc)!
    I just did mine last week and agree, great tip. no more tangled bobbin threads in my bobbin box

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    Great tip. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thank you, I would love to take credit for the tip however, I saw it on Fons & Porter. Here is the link:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...A-t175745.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divokittysmom View Post
    Thank you, I would love to take credit for the tip however, I saw it on Fons & Porter. Here is the link:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...*-t175745.html

    I am happy people are finding it useful as am I!
    Wherever you got it from, I'm so glad you shared!
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    I agree it was a great tip. I bought mine at WalMart and they are in bright colors - and can be used over and over. A really really great tip! Thanks to who ever posted it.
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    I have a bunch of different clear bobbins. I use a sharpie to write the first letter of the machine the bobbin is for. K for Kenmore, etc. Then I have a parts caddy from Harbor Freight. Have labelled the drawers for each bobbin and for each extra feet for the corresponding machine. Now I can go to the Kenmore Bobbin drawer and get the right bobbin.

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