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    Red face M&M Container for Bobbins!

    Yes, I have a problem ... I am obsessed with bobbin storage! I like to have my bobbins filled and labeled so I know which one has the thread I need for any given project when my bobbin becomes empty (I usually have more than 1 sewing project going at one time) -- white cotton, white poly, black cotton, black poly, 40 wt., 50 wt ... I need it labeled!

    I saw this today and am excited to try it -- though I have doubts whether my bobbins will actually fit in the container.

    If it doesn't work for me, maybe it will work for you. And BONUS -- I can use washi tape to decorate the containers ... HELLO! And how cute it will be to put it in a basket in my fabric hutch vs. taking up drawer space!

    Lucky Star Lane: Repurposed M&M Minis Containers

    ADDED BONUS: Gotta eat the M&M's before I can use the containers!
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    Default Re: M&M Container for Bobbins!

    I think some of the fancier Duck Tape would work pretty well on these, too. Now to find the M & M's mini s. ??

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    Default Re: M&M Container for Bobbins!

    My husband is a coin collector and has plastic tubes for the various size coins. I found bobbins fit in these perfectly. I realize this isn't available to everyone but it has been a blessing for me. With several different machines, I can store extra bobbins for each machine separately. The bobbins for the featherweight fit in the quarter tube while the Bernina bobbins fit in the nickel tube.

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    I am curious as to how you label your bobbins. Identifying the thread on a bobbin after I have finished using it has been a problem (and mystery) to me.
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    Default Re: M&M Container for Bobbins!

    I love those bobbin rings, I have quite a number of them, color coded to carry various shades of colors. You can hang them on a large hook if you have such a thing in your sewing area.

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    Default Re: M&M Container for Bobbins!

    I just hang mine on a peg hook, several filled bobbins then the spool of thread. With my eye sight this is a must!
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    I am a terrible person, I own only 4 bobbins. But surely this could be a nice idea! I am also thinking about buying more bobbins and a bobbins container we sell at work, it is from Prym

    For Sylvia H I never labeled any bobbin yet but when I will do it since I use plastic ones I will write on C for cotton and P for polyester
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    Default Re: M&M Container for Bobbins!

    Gosh, I never thought of that but it is really good idea. You could also use a narrow medicine/pill bottle, if you can get the safety cap on and off easily.

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    Default Re: M&M Container for Bobbins!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia H View Post
    I am curious as to how you label your bobbins. Identifying the thread on a bobbin after I have finished using it has been a problem (and mystery) to me.
    Sylvia:

    Regardless of what I've used -- I label with painters tape and a Sharpie as the tape can be easily removed/changed.

    I started with this plastic bobbin holder when I sewed; it quickly became too small once I started quilting! They are too pricey for me to get more or a bigger one.

    Tutorial Tuesday: DIY Bobbin Clips - Schlosser Designs | Blog


    Then used the foam toe dividers (made for pedis); still like these because it helps contain the unraveling bobbin thread and fits in my drawer nicely:

    Manoa Road :: Handcrafted Goodness Found!: First "Ehrmagerd" Pinterest Moment of the Year

    Still use the small elastic pig tail holders to keep thread from unraveling (unless I'm using the toe dividers):

    Sew Many Ways...: Thread Organizing Linking Party...Share Your Ideas

    One of my new favorites -- metal rings:

    Craft Room Confessional: Obsession with Binder Rings | Craft Test Dummies

    And this I have not yet tried (because I'm not sure I have drawer space to store it):

    Sew Many Ways...: Tool Time Tuesday...Ice Cube Tray Organizer
    Last edited by DramaMama; May 30th, 2015 at 12:04 PM.
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    Default Re: M&M Container for Bobbins!

    Someone mentioned their husband collects coins and she uses those sleeves. That's a great idea. I can get those sleeves from my credit union for free, but you can also buy them at office supply stores.

    Personally, though, I'm hooked on those donuts. Just ordered a red one from M* last week for my red and black Janome. (I've got them color coded by machine. A little OCD? perhaps. )

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