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Thread: bobbins that still have thread on them?

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    Super Member Lilrain's Avatar
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    I try to use mine up. I will use them when the bobbin color doesn't matter, or for whipping down bindings. My stitches don't show when I bind, so if it is even close in color I use it.

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    I use small pieces of paper with thread number and tape it to the bobbin. As I was making doll clothes it was easy to know which bobbin went with each spool.
    Kathy Osterby

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    I use toes separator You use to put nail polish on toes holds just the right size for bobbins.
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    I attach a small piece of tape on top of bobbin, smooth around the edge so there are no rough edges and using a find tip pen I write name and # color of thread so I know which one it belongs to. Works like a charm.

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    What do you do with bobbins that are really low on thread? Do you use it up on your machine even though it will last only a little while? or do you just get rid of the thread?

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    Soft Bobbin Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by irquilter View Post
    I use the small soft plastic wheels made to store bobbins, this product's most appealing feature is the ability to hold the bobbins in place even when I drop it. I label each wheel with the thread weight or name. This allows me to match thread from my large rack with the bobbins with accuracy, and to pack them with ease when I travel to retreats and classes.
    Great idea. I sometimes look at the bobbins in my wheel and don't remember if it is embroidery or regular thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlottsQuilts View Post
    What do you do with bobbins that are really low on thread? Do you use it up on your machine even though it will last only a little while? or do you just get rid of the thread?
    I save it and use it for hand sewing.

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    I keep mine in a plastic bobbin case. A few of the threads I use all the time (certain tan, very dk. navy) I put the # of the thread color on the bobbin with perm. marker.

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