Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon

Conversational Threads

Tips

stillsuesew | Posted in Feedback on Threads on

I love the magazine and the variety that it has to offer all of us.  I appreciate everyone sharing their ideas in the tips section.  We can learn so much from each other.  But I was really surprised at the Best Tip in issue #150 – using pony tail elastics to hold bobbin threads in place.  I cannot imagine covering up each bobbin and having to remove those little things to find the correct color – even if they are color coordinated with the stored bobbin.  I must have 10 different blue bobbins.  One or two blue colored choices of ponytail elastic just would not do.  I have a couple hundred spools of thread and probably 50 bobbins.  I keep the threads by color in the boxes that checks come in and the bobbins go in the same boxes.  I can tell at a glance if I have the right color and a bobbin to match or one that will work for that job.  My bobbin tip:  I try to use up bobbins with a little thread left when I am making piping or cording for a  project where the first stitching line will not show in the final stitching.  These bobbins can be used in the bobbin case and in place of a spool when I am stitching the piping.  I may run out of thread often, but I am expecting it and each time I do I have freed a bobbin for another use.    

Replies

  1. TJSEWS | | #1

    TIPS

    I was thinking the same thing when I read the Best Tip.  I have a Bernina which came with a case to store bobbins.  The case has transparent "french doors" so that I can clearly see what colors are in there.  I use up my bobbins when making muslins.

This post is archived.

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 42% and get a free gift

Subscribe

Conversational Threads

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All

Highlights

Shop the Store

View All
View More