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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.
    I did the same, after reading about it on this board!

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    I only have 6 bobbins and keep them on the extra thread spool on my machine. Easy access.
    Your idea is a great one for someone with a lot of bobbins.

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    I use the plastic tubing from Lowes as well.

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    What would work on embroidery thread? I have Sulky pack that contains about 100 spools of thread with the ends dangling everywhere. Drives me nuts!

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    Very good idea.

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    Also, for spools of thread, tall or short, if you go to your local florist and ask them to save the mesh rose coverings, they work great for spools of thread, for the short ones you just cut the mesh and usually they don't charge because they throw them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    Yep, I am using those too! Works great!
    Me too

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    Hmmm, I must be different. I mostly use one neutral color of thread because most of my sewing is piecing. I fill 3 or 4 bobbins and pop them on the vertical thread holder. Once I use them up, I fill them up again. I guess I don't have this problem? Your idea sure sounds like a great one though!
    Michelle G. in El Paso

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    I use the regular black ponytail bands for all of my electrical cords for my machine and other electrical appliances. I hate those unruly cords to my machine and foot pedal when setting up and taking down for class...No more of those darn twist ties or rubberbands. Great for kitchen appliance cords too.
    D in TX

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    it really does work but it is not from JoAnns unless you can get them on-line. They are usually sold from Viking Sewing Galleries inside of JoAnn's.

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    There is a slot on the spools that you can wind the thread around. The end kind of pops open to do this.

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    Sounds like a great idea, thanks for sharing the tip.

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    Great idea.... I have some of those and will now USE them!

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    book binding, like the ones on cookbooks. just cut them apart and slip over the bobbin

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    great idea..thanks for the tip.

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    How clever you are!

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    I bought a small stand for regular spools of thread that sits up, put my bobbins on there, they don't unroll and I can see the colors. I really like it.

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    Thank you for this idea! With 4 grown daughters I have lots of these around!

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    I use the same little thingies you do. I learned that trick on this board. They work very well. 8-)

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    Thanks for sharing, looks like it will work great.

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    great idea! i never even thought about it. I just let the ends hang out and hope i dont catch them and have them unravel LOL!

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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.
    You read my mind. Have been doing this for quite a while. Also they sell that plastic net to put over them. If you can get in good with a local flower shop, spider or fuji mums & gerbera dasies come with these nets over them so they don't tangle when shipped. Get them to save some for you. When I was still in the flower business, that is what I did.

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    I use those rubber round things. I think they're called bobbinsavers. Work great!

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    I use the little rubber bands that were left over after a few years with braces. I also use the tiny bands that are for children's hair for bigger spools of thread.

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    Thanks for the great ideas, everyone. At the present moment my bobbin ends are all over the place. lol

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