Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Bobbin of a Solution

I like to free motion quilt with poly threads but I don't like how the thread tends to unravel from the bobbin when it's not in my machine. I have a few of these little do-dads (not exactly a technical term but I couldn't seem to find the actual name for this product anywhere online) -


They work fine when you have a full bobbin, but are pretty useless once the thread is half used. It's been driving me nuts! Then I had a brilliant idea, or at least I thought I did until I discovered that my oh-so-original idea has been done before. Oh well, I'm still going to share it with you in case you don't know about it either. A cheap and easy way to keep your thread from unwinding, no matter how much thread you have on your bobbin - hair elastics!


Now my bobbins are neat and tidy and that makes me very happy.


8 comments:

  1. good solutionb do you match the colour of bobbin to the thread so you do not need to take the bobbin off

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  2. Great solution and one I've never heard of - I also love the extra punch of color they'll give your bobbins. :) Thanks for the tip!

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  3. very cool idea. Thanks for sharing

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  4. I took your advice and put the hair ties around my bobbins. It is working great! Thank you for the tip.

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  6. I use these on my thread spools also, especially cones where it doesn't have a little slit or opening to place the loose thread in. If you have the large stretchy type, you can also place a matching bobbin on the top and stretch from top to bottom to hold the bobbin with the spool.

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