SamQuiltDesigns

Bobbin holder for tangled bobbin threads?

14 posts in this topic

I have several Superior pre-filled bobbins and find they are getting very tangled & messy in my drawer.  Does anyone have a suggestion how to best store these so I don't have to spend so much time detangling and cutting thread?post-5335-0-28053100-1366395078_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

now that is a mess.

 

take a small piece of clear tubing and cut a small section out of it, then open it up and place it around the bobbin to keep the thread tails from unwinding. you can then a use thread spool case and lay the bobbins in them stacked on top each other. themselves.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use those rubber donut shaped bobbin holders....but as you have bunch...I think I would sort them by color into old check boxes or jars or something.....that way at least you would not have to be handling the whole lot of them looking for the right color........I have similiar problems with my embroidery threads...they are also getting unwound and tangled even in my thread boxes....Lin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hugo's amazing tape is great.  But, I would sort them by color and put them in those zipper sandwich bags, then in a plastic box. Less to dig through anyhow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have plenty of meds that come in skinny short, med, and tall, fat that are short, med, Tall,  and a couple even

fatter.

I  put one color in each, then as the supply gets lower, those in the fat bottles are moved to a tall skinny bottle.

 

I put the color names on the tops with white duct tape.  Also, I use them in the non child proof sides of the lids.

Creaky hands just won't open them on the child proof side.

 

I then keep them in one larger container.  I think I'm using a clear tray that is for ice cubes from the ice maker.

 

They can also be laid down in shallow boxes, and put the names on the bottles.   I lay them with the top of one

against the bottom of another, sort of in a tumbler quilt pattern.  That saves room, frustration, etc.

 

Rita

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like Rita's use of the empty med bottles.  In the past I've cut a slit in the side of the pre-wound cards and kept them "kind of sorted".

but using the empty meds and keeping them sorted, I'm realizing I could use one again when I have just a bit more to finish, instead of using a new bobbin.

I keep the bottles to put bent and broken pins and needles, but I'm going to keep them now for bobbins.

Thanks Rita.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use a bobbin box like the one shown above.........also leave them in the nice plastic box with lid that they come in from Superior.   Also like the idea of using a thread box with spindles to stack them on.  That would work great too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now