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Thread: What do you use

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    Susan...in my book you get the award for cleverness.
    Love it. I'm always just so frustrated with bobbins. Last year I saw where you can buy little plastic thingies to go over the bobbin..Can't remember the cost, but it was crazy..
    Thanks for your great idea...

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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.
    Yep, this is what I do and use too. Very inexpensive and works super!

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    See, that is why I love the people on here, with all the great ideas that you can learn!!

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    what a great idea. I don't use anything and all my thread ends are just hanging. thanks

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    you all are great... with your wonderful ideas... thanks!!!

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    The spiral idea is new to me. Looks like a good idea

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    I use the paper reinforcement holes that are sticky. They work great!

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    Thank you! I will try this!

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    I posted this previously. You can attach the loose bobbin thread in the same slot that you attach the thread on the spool.
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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 a lot of. I also use it for my spools of thread. And, they are a great price, about 1.50 for 24.
    I bought 2 bags of them but have not used them yet but I will start tomorrow if I get the time to put the pony tail thingies on the bobbins at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkistmi
    For the spools of thread that don't have the little notches to pull the ends through, I save the self-sticking elastic that they use when you get a blood test, cut them into small strips and wrap them around the spool. You can buy a new batch at drugstore or even at PetSmart where they come in several colors but I can get about 20 strips from what they wrap around my arm. Why throw it away? Does that make me "cheap". No one has to actually answer that question, lol.
    No that does not make you cheap! That just makes you very inventive and smart! We can always use a way to save.

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    use the same thing and now I need another one

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    Quote Originally Posted by gal288
    Great idea thanks. For sharing
    Ditto! Love it!

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    Cool idea.

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    How cool I just worked for hours (it seemed) straightening up a bag of thread that won't fit on the spool rack it had loose ends everywhere.

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