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Posted on: 6/22/05 1:59 PM
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Since we are on a bobbin thread, here's what I do. I keep thread and matching bobbin in small plastic bags. I found the bags (2"x3" or thereabouts) at the checkout of one of the local stores. I think they were targeted toward jewlery makers. A couple spools of thread and a couple bobbins, all of the same color fit in the bag, making it really easy to find the match when I want to double needle, etc. I keep the bags in a couple decorative baskets near the sewing machine-- vaguely sorted by warm and cool colors.

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AnneM said... (6/23/05 9:25 AM) Reply
This tip is a gem just for mentioning where I might find those little plastic bags! Thanks. :)
Astrostitcher said... (6/23/05 5:28 AM) Reply
Good idea ! Alternatively, since I like to have my thread spool out where I can see them to match fabric I made a board with rows of hole and screwed half threaded bolts to it. The bolts are long enough for a thread spool plus one or 2 bobbins - if there are more I just cover the bolt with a soda straw to get the extra length needed. I use the almost empty bobbins for thread for handsewing (remembering that the twist is reversed on the bobbin so you thread the CUT end in this situation to avoid knots!). Took some work to screw in 70 bolts but I've never regretted it - the bolts as opposed to wooden dowls don't break and can be moved to accomodate bigger spools. Do however keep you threads covered and away from direct sunlight.
 
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