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Posted on: 1/17/08 7:21 PM
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I was trying to wind a bobbin using this odd sized spool of thread. I've always had trouble with these things. There is a big hole in the bottom and that small hole on top. I came acorss this solution and I thought someone else might be interested.

I used one of those big straws you get at the take out places (a clean one - hehehe) cut it in half and it fit right over the top of the extra spool pin. The spool is seated well and works perfectly.

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Susan M said...
Pretty crafty!
1/18/08 1:05 PM
Patzee said...
Aha! Thanks!
1/18/08 2:06 PM
Sew_Creative said...
i like this idea thanks
1/21/08 7:07 AM
SunFlowers said...
I do the same thing!!! Also, if you want to use those big cones, then use the whole straw but simply fold the top into the cone so it won't wobble.
2/1/08 2:54 PM
 
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