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Tips & Techniques > Control Thread Ends on Bobbins with Press 'n Seal

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Posted on: 1/2/04 6:41 PM
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Bobbin thread unwinds very easily and before you know it, you have a nest of tangled ends no one will ever be able to undo! To keep the thread wound neatly around the bobbin, wrap a small piece of Glad's new Press 'n Seal food wrap around the bobbin, making sure to overlap and press securely. The Press 'n Seal is easily removed when you are ready to use the bobbin and can be reused many times.

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esmer said... (5/7/05 1:00 AM) Reply
I love your idea! I have problems with bobbin thread going ever where. But now i will have control of this. Thank you very much.
pats said... (2/4/04 7:21 PM) Reply
For bobbins, I like to use a small piece cut off of a piece of PVC tubing. Cut the doughnut shaped piece narrow enough to fit around the thread on the bobbin then cut it vertically so you can slip it over the bobbin. These plastic pieces can be reused again and again.
Battgirl said... (1/20/04 3:17 AM) Reply
I tried that product Dot , it looked like plastic wrapped around a cotton reel. You would cut a small length off and wrap around your cotton reels or bobbins. I found it was much better suited to grafting trees with and useless in the sewing room.
Dot said... (1/19/04 7:04 PM) Reply
I started using this technique after I saw an add for a product that does the same thing. The Glad wrap is much cheaper.
Alice said... (1/18/04 10:38 AM) Reply
Storring bobbins has always been a big problem. At one time Dritz made something which looked like a thumb tack that fit into the hole, you'd push the thread into it followed by this device, it worked great. I have one left, it must be 25 years old. Has anyone else heard of them? Loved this idea, Press 'n Seal is something I'd never heard of but will try.
karcar said... (1/15/04 2:38 AM) Reply
Great ! I have alot of embrodiery thread that is loose
Karla Kizer said... (1/3/04 3:03 PM) Reply
What a great idea. This should work on "problem" threads, too. My Wooly Nylon drawer look like some kind of a rodent nest. Thanks, Lizz.
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