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Prevent Stray Bobbin Threads

Photo: Sloan Howard

I store my bobbins in a zip-top baggie, but the thread tails often unwind and become tangled. I found a wonderful solution to this problem in my local dollar store. I purchased a bag of ponytail elastics in a variety of colors. They are tiny and made from an extremely stretchy knit, so they snug up against all of my bobbins-the ones that are full as well as the ones that are almost empty. I choose a band that most closely matches the thread color, which helps when I'm searching for a particular bobbin color. The best part is that the bag of 300 elastics was only $1.
-Betty Bolden, Bolton, Connecticut

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