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Posted on: 10/7/10 8:03 PM
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A drinking straw, cut in half, can double the storage space on thread racks. Be sure to use straight straws, not the kind that bend. Unfortunately, the bobbins my machine uses are too small to fit over the straw, or else I would store them with the matching thread on the straw.

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nothy lane said... (1/29/14 2:06 PM) Reply
Wonderful! Thank you! I will use this tip tonight.
Auntie Susan said... (10/10/10 10:52 AM) Reply
Eleda - My cutting table is a 6' banquet table that I placed 1/2" plywood on top off to make it the size of my cutting board. I purchased the plywood at Lowe's and had it cut to size there at the store, then used duct tape to hold the pieces together so they would not wiggle around. I also duct taped around the perimeter of the plywood so it would not snag my fabric. The cutting board I bought at either Joann's or Hancock Fabrics, so long ago I don't remember which. I have not done this, but you can also buy bed risers or put some other object under the feet of the table to raise it higher for a better height for cutting fabric.
eleda said... (10/9/10 7:38 PM) Reply
Great tip. I also looked at your pictures. I just wanted to know, what type of board do you have on your cutting table in order to make it bigger widthwise and where did you purchase it? I could use one of those to make my table bigger. Thanks
quathy said... (10/8/10 12:30 PM) Reply
Love the straw idea!
kws said... (10/8/10 8:29 AM) Reply
Thanks for the photoblog. It is very good.
elsew said... (10/8/10 8:22 AM) Reply THAT is a great suggestion! Thanks for posting this one.
QB said... (10/8/10 1:43 AM) Reply
I do the same thing, but I put my bobbins on the pin first, under the straw (otherwise I could never keep track of the colors).
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