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Thread: bobbins that still have thread on them?

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    bobbins that still have thread on them?

    How do you folks organize your bobbins? Do you keep them with your spools? How do you know after time which bobbin matches which spool?

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    I do keep them together like if it's silk cotton if it is just regular sewing thread I just put them in a bobbin holder. I said I keep the special one's together I sometimes use a pipe cleaner put it thru the hole in the spool and the bobbin. I also have a small box I put bobbins in I will mark the bobbin using a small piece of paper with the kind of thread and just tape it on the bobbin I also use bobbin holder that fits on top of the spool if the spool is the right size it works.

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    Put thread and bobbin in small baggie

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    I use a thread rack. Put the bobbin on first, then put the spool of thread on top of the bobbin. It works great.
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    Sounds like everyone has their own method. If it's ordinary thread, mine goes in my Bernina bobbin rack. If it's a special thread, I put the spool on my wire thread rack and put the bobbin on a golf tee and push it into the spool. I have several of the golf tees that I hot glued the round magnet to the ball rest. When you have a hand sewing project, they are also handy for sticking in the spool and your sewing needle sticks to the magnet.

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    I keep my thread in a tackle box of sorts. I put little fuzzy hair scrunchies around the bobbin so they don't unwind, then put the bobbin in the same 'slot' as the thread in the tackle box.
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    I use something called bobbin buddy's. It's a plastic thing that fits on the spool and the bobbin is inside the plastic.
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    I, too, use the "bobbin buddies". I think I got them at Keepsake Quilting. The bobbins just snap right into the plastic piece, which fits into the hole in the top of the thread spool. They are really handy.
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    Great ideas ladies! I am off to google bobbin buddies and in the meantime I am going to use the baggie idea! I am still figuring out how to organize my quilting nook and this should help!

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    I kee my bobbins with my thread. See my post on my thread storage system:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...m-t162426.html

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    I have different kinds of bobbins for different machines, so I have a bobbin box for each. When I'm piecing and all my bobbins are full, I'll just use up whatever is on them so I can start fresh. I have waaaay too much thread to be able to keep spools and bobbins together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patd View Post
    Put thread and bobbin in small baggie
    Thats what I do to. Then I divide the colors by warm and cool and put the thread in plastic tubs.

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    I keep mine in travel soap boxes, the kind you put in your suitcase. The thread does not unravel. each box has a different kind of thread.

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    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.

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    I use those three hole binder paper reinforcements to hold the loose end of the thread onto the bobbin (I wind the thread very close to the end, then bring the loose end up onto the side of the bobbin, and hold it in place with the reinforcement). 300 reinforcements for a couple bucks at the dollar store or W-mart, makes them cheap. That leaves the hole of the bobbin open to use golf tees, or other products that need the hole open to store the bobbin. Then I keep spools with their corresponding bobbin in those ridged styrofoam trays that sausage come in. They stack well, there's room for spool and bobbin side by side. They are easy to organize however one wishes - by colour, by type of thread etc. They also fit inside a ziploc baggie to keep dust free or for transport.

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    The dowels on my thread rack are too fat to hold my bobbins. So I came up with an idea....I cut plastic drinking straws about 4"-5" long and put them in the spool of thread. There is enough extra sticking out the top to hold the matching bobbin. Sure, I can't put them on my thread rack, but I can keep them in a box that is deep enough to hold them standing up.

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    I use the toe separators from pedicures to hold my bobbins. I tape a number to the top of the bobbin and a corresponding number on top of the thread. All of my thread sits in plastic "shoe box" containers and the bobbins sit on top. I try to keep everything in numeric order. So far though I have only used white, blue and green to sew my quilts (all three of them).

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    I put my thread and bobbin in a small baggie also. W

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonieM View Post
    I kee my bobbins with my thread. See my post on my thread storage system:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...m-t162426.html

    RonieM ... In your other thread, you mentioned clear plastic tubing around your bobbins, but didn't explain. What tubing are you using?



    Great thread and ideas .... Now that I've started building a thread stash, I've been wondering what the best ways to stash the stash would be! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    RonieM ... In your other thread, you mentioned clear plastic tubing around your bobbins, but didn't explain. What tubing are you using?



    Great thread and ideas .... Now that I've started building a thread stash, I've been wondering what the best ways to stash the stash would be! Thanks!
    I went to Lowes and bought a couple of feet of clear vinly tubing (I think it was 3/8") and cut a slit the entire length, then I cut it into smaller segments that would fit around my bobbin. Since it is clear, I can always see what color thread is on the bobbin. Previously I used the small ponytail holders for kids, but I couldn't see what color was on the bobbin. I like the clear tubing better. But beware, if you do this, make sure the tubing is nice and round. When the get toward the end of the roll, it gets squished and ends up more of an oval shape which doesn't work very well.

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_19635-104-SV...ing&facetInfo=

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonieM View Post
    I went to Lowes and bought a couple of feet of clear vinly tubing (I think it was 3/8") and cut a slit the entire length, then I cut it into smaller segments that would fit around my bobbin. Since it is clear, I can always see what color thread is on the bobbin. Previously I used the small ponytail holders for kids, but I couldn't see what color was on the bobbin. I like the clear tubing better. But beware, if you do this, make sure the tubing is nice and round. When the get toward the end of the roll, it gets squished and ends up more of an oval shape which doesn't work very well.

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_19635-104-SV...ing&facetInfo=
    Great idea! Thanks for the detailed info .... ooooh so simple!
    We could do the same for spools of thread, just larger tubing!
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    Now that's neat! Creative thinking and cost effective.

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    People on this board are so awesome, talented, and giving as well as smart! Great idea for thread, the box with tees!



    Quote Originally Posted by RonieM View Post
    I kee my bobbins with my thread. See my post on my thread storage system:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...m-t162426.html
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    I keep mine in a round rubber thing I bought at Joannes, the bobbins snap right into it and it holds them snugly.

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    Since my threads are on hooks on my pegboard, I use pipe cleaners to keep the bobbin with the thread too.
    I'd really like a wooden rack that the spindles are long enough for the both.
    Maybe I'll make one. hmmm...
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