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Posted on: 1/14/03 7:13 PM
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That was a great tip from Karla for marking bobbins. She must have ESP. I was just at Michaels and they have cable (doll) ties on clearance. For those of you who don't know, cable ties are hard to describe, but one end slips into the other, pull and lock. Electricians use them for tying cables together. (gee, I wish I could draw on anyway, I thought I could hook my spool of thread and bobbin together with one of these. Did I confuse everybody??? Please don't give me the thumb's down!! LOL

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Irene said... (1/21/03 4:19 PM) Reply
I use rubber bands to match bobbins and spools. Thread the end of rubber band through the hole of the bobbin, so half of the loop is on each side of the bobbin. Bring the halves together, and slip the rubber band over the spool. (Use smallish, thin rubber bands) It's immediately obvious whether I have a wound bobbin available or not. The main disadvantage is that the rubber ages and breaks. That's often the hint that the bobbin would be better used somewhere else. This method only works if your thread storage allows space for a "wart" on your spools.
Debbie Lancaster said... (1/15/03 1:55 PM) Reply
Karla, these have to be cut to be removed. But they're very inexpensive, and they work great for all kinds of things (I use them for tying up climbing roses, for instance). And for using on suitcases, at least you'll know whether your suitcase has been intruded upon or not!
Karla Kizer said... (1/14/03 9:59 PM) Reply
I know what those are, and they would be handy for all kinds of sewing storage. Are they easy to "unlatch"? They would probably work well for tying up length of trim...and what about using them in place of locks on suitcases?
Mel.J said... (1/14/03 7:37 PM) Reply
This idea would be great for transporting projects.
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