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Thread: I finally won the bobbin battle

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    While most people like to keep their bobbins in those tidy holders, I have trouble matching the bobbin and thread colours once they're separated so I like to keep my bobbins together with the spool the thread came off of. So far, a tackle box has been adequate to hold it all, but I'm forever fighting with those loose bobbin thread ends that keep growing longer. Whenever I think of it, I check the LQS or craft departments looking for clips to hold the ends. Yesterday, the stars aligned and I saved money plus solved the problem. I bought pony-tail holders that are tiny and fluffy.

    Just look at all those nice, neatly wrapped bobbins. No loose ends. In a real fit of organization, I could even match elastics to thread colour. LOL
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    That's such a good idea, thanks!!! :D

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    What a great idea!

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    Neat idea. thanks for sharing.

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    Wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    That is a great idea. That's how I store my bobbins. Saw it on a quilting site somewhere. Theres was to expensive. Ask my granddaughter where she got the ponytail elastic from she use, and she told me the dollar store. $1 for about a bag.

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    That's got to be the best suggestion for organization I have read in ages. I am going to hit a dollar store as soon as possible!!! I love this board :thumbup:

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    thanks for the great idea...I get crazy over those stray threads too.

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    How nice to be so organized. Thanks for the tip.

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    Great tip! Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    That's got to be the best suggestion for organization I have read in ages. I am going to hit a dollar store as soon as possible!!! I love this board :thumbup:
    This is a great idea! By the way besure to check out the book isle. Our dollar tree had a really neat quilt book for only a dollar last week!

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    I'm using that idea! Thanks...

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    Good idea, I need another way to store my bobbins and thread.

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    I'm lovin this idea. Just yesterday I spent almost an hour cleaning up the thread mess. thanks for sharing. I think I will be headed to the store today. Have a good one :)

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    I use the pony tail holders too.

    Sybil

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    I also use the pony tail holder to keep the thread on my embroidery thread on cones tidy.

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    Wonderful tip! I also don't like separating the bobbins from the threads. My goal tomorrow is to go buy more bobbins for my Viking machine since I got a coupon I can use for Mother's Day-it came Saturday!
    Kat

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    wow..............great idea

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    great idea!

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