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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I use this neat free tool a board member posted about a long time ago. Take the sprial binding off a yard sale cookbook or buy a package of them. I think the size for regular size bobbins is 1/2" but you can buy any size spirals to fit any bobbin. Great to fit perfectly in a drawer any length you want.
    I've never seen this before...what a great idea :thumbup:

    I have been using the bobbin keepers shown in the picture. While I like the fact that I can keep the bobbin with it's thread spool (not mixing up the poly with the cotton) the little pink holders can get loose if they were on a full bobbin and now need to go on a bobbin with little thread. Those little ponytail holders look good.
    If you put these pink ones in warm water, they will close up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley
    to keep the thread on your bobbins from unraveling? I use the fabric ponytail thingies for fine baby or little girl hair. They work great and you can match the color to the thread color, which I haven't done alot of. I also use it for my spools of thread. And, they are a great price, about 1.50 for 24.
    I do to. They work wonderfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I use this neat free tool a board member posted about a long time ago. Take the sprial binding off a yard sale cookbook or buy a package of them. I think the size for regular size bobbins is 1/2" but you can buy any size spirals to fit any bobbin. Great to fit perfectly in a drawer any length you want.
    Cool!

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    Baby hair thingies work great for me. I gave some to my Mom when she came to visit. She likes them, too.

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    I also use the hair things and get them really cheap at the $ store!

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    Great idea, I will keep that one on mind, will use it.

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    What a GREAT idea!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Hey that is a really great idea! I always have to rewind them and sometimes have a stringy mess.

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    can also use pedicure foam things you put between your toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    I went to Lowes and bought a piece of clear rubber tubing, then I cut it into little pieces and cut each piece apart. so it wasn't a complete O any more. there is no part missing out of the O its just sliced! works great and I can still see what color is on the bobbin! I don't have pictures but maybe after taking the kid to school. lol

    ETA the picture looks like you cut a piece OUT but you don't that one is just stretched out from being on a really full bobbin.
    What a great idea! I've been using Hugo's Amazing Tape http://www.amazingtape.com/ but I might just have to try your method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    I use this:
    [urlhttp://www.blue-feather.com/bobbinsaver.html[/url]

    I got mine from a friend but I think they have them at joann's so using a coupon gets the price down.
    I use two bobbin savers and they work great. One is for the Featherweight and one is for my other machine.

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    I use painter's tape and tape down the loose end and put them in a prescription bottle and they are all ready for me when I need them - no cost whatsoever. Edie

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    I use a reinforcements on each bobbin to hold the the to the side, then I put a golf tee through the hole and insert the tee into the hole in the spool of thread. They are stored in a SnapWare container with a handle. I keep empty bobbins and extra filled bobbins in the 7-day pill containers.

    I use a toolbox with a handle and wheels for transporting my sewing gear. I will take a photo when I get to UFO this morning and post it later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edie
    I use painter's tape and tape down the loose end and put them in a prescription bottle and they are all ready for me when I need them - no cost whatsoever. Edie
    Medicine bottles. What a great storage idea. I have a few almost empty. Thanks for sharing!

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    I stack my bobbins on the matching spools of thread that are on one of those peg holders. If I kept them in a box, though, I would use your idea. Practical & Darling at the same time! :-)

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    I had seen a post some time ago about using the pedicure spongies and thought it a good idea, but when I found them at the Dollar Tree, I found that I had to buy other pedicure items, which I do not need , to get only 5 spongies and I decided that $1 was too much for only 5, so I am still chasing ends. Think I am going to Lowes or to look for the hair thingies. Thanks for more new idea.

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    Great idea! Thanks :-)

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    I have 3 machines all with different size bobbins so I mark them with permanent pens,red, black and blue. Keep my embroidery bobbins in medicine bottles and the others in ped sponges

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    good ideas

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    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing it.

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    Thanks for the great idea!

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    I use one of those too and LOVE it.,.,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    I use this:
    [urlhttp://www.blue-feather.com/bobbinsaver.html[/url]

    I got mine from a friend but I think they have them at joann's so using a coupon gets the price down.
    Have 2 of these . But because of having so many bobbins I think I will go with the clear tubing. I like that idea. And I love wandering the aisles at home improvement stores.

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    That idea is totally ingenious! HOw did you think that up? Hats off to you. I'll be trying this one myself. Right now I'm just using one of those clear plastic bobbin storage boxes and let the ends go where they may. Thanks for the idea!

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    Wow, I just love this website!...thank you for sharing that!

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