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Posted on: 6/22/05 11:29 AM
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To easily identify the color/type of thread that's wound on a bobbin, write the details on the bobbin with a permanent marker.

Although this fantastic tip has been posted before, I recently learned something that takes this tip to the next level: if you have metal bobbins, the sharpie markings are removable with rubbing alcohol! (Credit goes to Carol Ahles for mentioning this in a workshop.)

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Everyday Sewist said... (6/23/05 9:32 AM) Reply
Great tips! I mark my plastic bobbins with a tiny corner of adhesive "post-it" note paper (remove before using the bobbin!). I would like to use a marker, but my bobbins are more expensive than the generic kind, so I'm afraid to make permanent marks on them. But I might experiment with one, and see if the ink is cleanable with alcohol.
PhyllisC said... (6/22/05 3:21 PM) Reply
Rubbing alcohol is also good for cleaning up the eges of clear rulers.
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