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Thread: Bobbin and spool storage- ice cube trays!

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    Bobbin and spool storage- ice cube trays!

    I saw these at Walmart for $3.97 and wondered if they would work for storing bobbins and large spools. I am forever chasing bouncing bobbins and wanted something to keep them close by. These silicone ice cube trays do the trick! And they grip the surface of the table too!
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    Aren't you the clever one, thinking outside of the box!!!!

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    Looks good!

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    Very clever! Do you think the spools would stay in if you were to hang the tray up on the wall?

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    very good idea
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zozee View Post
    Very clever! Do you think the spools would stay in if you were to hang the tray up on the wall?
    they stay in when I turn it upside down.
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    I use the paper egg cartons to store small items. These fit perfectly into the treadle machine drawers. And they are FREE.

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    Great idea. These would work for my embroidery thread. Most designs have more than a few colors, and this would keep them together...could also put them in the tray according to stitching order. I'm going to try it!

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    I use these trays to store my extra feet for my sewing machine.

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    I have 2 of the wooden peg thread holders. I have them hanging on the side of a cabinet and have stapled a flap of clear vinyl to the top edge. This works as a dust barrier and yet I can see all the threads. I keep the matching bobbin on the peg with the thread.

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    Great idea!
    Never put off what you can do today, because tomorrow may never come.

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    Good idea!

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    Looks like they would work good. Very clever! My Dad made me a wood one. It is like a wood base with little dowels sticking up. I just wanted one big enough for 3 or 4 spools of thread & some bobbins for whatever project I was working on to sit next to my machine. I have one by every machine. The dowels hold several bobbins. It works very well too. My Dad is a woodworker & does a lot of scroll work, but he is 89 & loves to do smaller simpler things now days so this fit the bill.

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    I use this mini lure box to hold bobbins, it holds many bobbins, never spills and is very durable. I have several machines, each machine has its own lure box .


    http://tinyurl.com/z852


    Sharon in Texas.



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