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.