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    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.
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    Great idea thanks. For sharing

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    Yep, I am using those too! Works great!

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    I love your idea! Thanks.

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    I use sponge like bobbin holders that keep things tidy. But your idea is cute!

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    I never thought of that...thanks! I have a pkg of those from my little granddaughters.

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    I use pedicure toe-seperator things - and I can see the color of the thread from the SIDE instead of just the top (my bobbins are green and I can't tell red from burgandy for instance). I throw the pedicure things in a box, but I've seen people who attach them together with a toothpick. Cheap and a real solution for me, but watch which ones you buy! They should be "shallow."

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    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 bought 1/2 inch tubing and sliced it!
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    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.

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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.
    That's what I use, too. It holds them tight, so no problems!

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    I love your idea. I'm gonna go to Dollar tree and see if I can find some. Thank you for sharing

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    so organized...grea idea...

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    What a great idea.

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    Clever! It's fun to "McGyver" (spelling) things so they serve many purposes.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    I use the baby hair thingies too. They work great!!

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    Along this line, what do you use for your sewing boxes?

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    I also use the bobbinsavers for bobbins. I use various containers for different quilting needs; compartmented box for sewing machine feet, file type box for patterns, small boxes for different type pins, another box for templates. Recently found two thimble shaped ceramic containers that I stand small rulers, marking pencils etc. in. Use canning jars for buttons.
    And, I have an old Princess sewing basket for general sewing. Also use a large gardening bag to store my square rulers, small cutting mats, specialty rulers and the outside pockets for various notions.

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    I love that idea. Thanks for sharing.

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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 the bobbin saver too...and if it gets bumped off the table and lands on the floor the bobbins don't fall out.

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    That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing, I have this problem too!

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    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.
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    I use the thingies too....they work great!!!
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    My DGD used my Sidewinder to fill bobbins when she was younger. She had a blast 'helping' in the sewing room. She would head straight to the sewing aisle at Walmart and buy packages of empty bobbins. I ended up with a shoe box full of of filled bobbins of every color. The spiral book binder made a quick and easy solution to sorting them and keeping them in order.

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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.
    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.

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    wow, thanks that is a great idea. I usually buy some for my GD and she always asks me for them when we visit.

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