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Julienne replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 12:52 PM

Erin:

I use these mini pony tail holders I got at the the dollar store.   They work for spools too!

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OMG I Love this! Do you know if there is anything for spools or do they make them that big? Those tails are driving me crazy!

 

Fantastic idea. I have a bobbin holder, but have run out of room, and this looks like a great way to store the rest of them along with the spools too for those ends that are such a pain.

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Karla replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 4:53 PM

I think I'll stop at our Dollar Store today to see if they have some...I'm sick and tired of the tails, too.

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Arzella replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 6:56 PM

Jackie that sounds like a great idea.  I think I will go get some for my bobbins.

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Susan replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 7:21 PM

Thanks for all the ideas! I have been buying sm. packs of bobbin wrappers, which Im sure cost way more than 200 ponyos.            Susan

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I got them at Dollar General for $1 and I doubt I'll ever have to buy anymore, EVER! :)

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Marie replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 9:02 PM

Erin you are a genius!  Great idea!

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Wow, what a great idea.  I know where I am heading tomorrow.

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Jackie: I use the thick plastic that will stick to it's self. you can find it at wal-mart [if it has fabric] the plastic is used for table covering. love the way thread stay in the draw.

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Joyce replied on Sun, Jul 14 2013 8:42 PM

I found them at the General Dollar Store, we have Dollar Tree stores here and they did not carry them.  It is a great deal 200 of them for $1.00. 

 

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Love love this idea.  glad they can be found is quantity at the DG store.

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Mz M replied on Mon, Jul 15 2013 7:44 AM

Great idea for the bobbins! will have to stop at dollar store this morning.

Jackie Conklin for the larger spools (like for embroidery thread) I take an x-acto knife and make a slice on the bottom of the spool (one the side) and slide the thread in that and it holds tight. It NEVER interfers with the unwinding of the thread when sewing. It looks like the same kind of slit on the old wooden spools. Haven't had a loose tail in years.

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Sukochi replied on Mon, Jul 15 2013 10:06 AM

I sue these pony tail elastics also for bobbins. And, also, the idea someone had for the daily medicine container for holding the bobbins. Two bobbins, with the elastics, fit into each day's space.  When I need to take my bobbins with me, they are already closed up and ready to go.

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Roxana replied on Mon, Jul 15 2013 11:25 AM

Sukochi:

I sue these pony tail elastics also for bobbins. And, also, the idea someone had for the daily medicine container for holding the bobbins. Two bobbins, with the elastics, fit into each day's space.  When I need to take my bobbins with me, they are already closed up and ready to go.

Great idea about the daily medicine holder. Such a small way to carry a few threaded bobbins to a sewing bee or class! Thanks!

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MARYC-8 replied on Sat, Jul 20 2013 3:07 PM

I use the same small two sided case from sporting goods to keep all my sewing machine feet handy and visible. Works great. Hadn't thought about using it for bobbins. Good idea.

 

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