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    cool idea. I have one of those round thing that the bobbins fit in . helps alot.

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    Put mine in the little plastic round thing with the loose threads down sort of tucked in

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    i use those also. They are the best and very cheap at the Dollar Store

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    Quote Originally Posted by karen Cicio
    How clever you are!
    OH!, Why, thank you Karen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinebeltquilter
    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.
    That sounds neat, post pics, could you please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Diana
    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
    UMM, that sounds like a great idea, never thought of using those for cords. They drive me crazy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janiemae
    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!
    I think it would work, give it a try. There cheap enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick
    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!
    Thank you Karen. I don't know, was just getting frustrated with all the dangling thread. Was using tape and got tired of fooling of getting new strands every other time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janiemae
    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!
    Sulky ends pull out like Maderia & Robin-Anton so you can just wrap them around the top or bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra Mc
    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.
    Where do they sell the plastic nets at?

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    Where do they sell the plastic nets at?[/quote]

    I think Sewing with Nancy sells them on her site. It's a long piece that you can cut as long as you want. I just always got them free from flower shop.

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    Perfect and I learned about soaking my self healing matt today too.......Life is Good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by janetter
    Perfect and I learned about soaking my self healing matt today too.......Life is Good!
    Tell us about soaking your matt?

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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 use these, too. There are other plastic bobbin thingies, but they're way more expensive than the above mentioned ponytail holders.
    Angela

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN
    book binding, like the ones on cookbooks. just cut them apart and slip over the bobbin
    Exactly what are book bindings? Please explain this to me, and thanks!
    Angela

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    I keep the bobbins intact by using the cloth ponytail holders, then I put the bobbin(s) with the same colored thread in a Snack bag so it's all together. Can become a big collection of baggies, but I don't have such a big collection of thread.
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    You can go to a dollar store and get a couple hundred for a buck.

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    HELLLOOOO..... are there any sewing notions people who read this?????

    What about a donut that has slots every half inch so to anchor the thread end. Or...........???? Why are quilters reinventing the wheel in this day and age. I'm on my third idea (purchase/jerry-rigged) and am still not really happy.

    Unlike most quilters (joke) I want a simple, easy to use, secure (both bobbin itself and its "tail") and I want to be able to see the EXACT color without doing this or that. I want to quilt! Why doesn't some gadgetty person make, market and sell a GOOD bobbin holder????????

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    What great ideas friends here come up with! Thank you all for all the great tips!

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    I use those too. But, I went into a dollar store (first time ever being in one) to see if they had any and right up front by the checkout was a bag of 100 for, you got it, $1.00!!! So I shared some with my SIL and still have more than I'll ever use. They're great!

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    Why didn't I think of that. I have a pack of those...somewhere. Thanks :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janiemae
    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!
    I usually secure the thread in the snap end of the spool that doesn't have the thread number on it. But if it breaks off I use tape that I got at a drugstore in the gauze and Ace bandage section that sticks to itself, cut a piece off & wrap it around the spool. I cut just a thin strip so I can still see the color of the thread. I don't tuck the thread in the snap end with the thread number on it 'cause I don't want it to break off and then not know the number. Sulky's spools are quite a bit flimsier than the other brands I use.

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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 these, purple for cotton and red for poly-cotton, so I can mix them up. I tend to call them bobbin doughnuts.

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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.
    Wow, what a great idea!

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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 these too. I use a different one for each machine. I sometimes sew at a friends house for a dog rescue and I can just grab the ring that goes with the machine and take off. They hold bobbins nice and tight.

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