Lots of great ideas here. Thanks Kristin! I need to try your rubber band trick.
I like to keep my threads in a drawer or container out of the light and away from the dust also. I like your idea of using a rubber band to keep the spool and bobbin together.
Omg I lov lov your elastic bands !!!
Gracias por tan fantásticas ideas, la tuya de guardar carrete y bobina juntas con una goma me parece genial!
Love your rubberband idea. I keep my bobbins in a bobbin case, my only frustration is that the loose thread still runs amok. I'd never thought of keeping the bobbin with the thread spool, but it makes so much sense. My 2 favorite ideas were yours and the wall hanging by Heather at Creative Homemaker. Great post, thanks!
A way to keep the bobbin thread ends from tangling is to use the very small baby hair scrunchies (pony tail holders) around the bobbin. I go to the baby department to find them. Have been using them for years!
Like this idea, easier on the fingers than the tubing.
Lots of great ideas! I will try the plastic tubing one for bobbins.I store thread in ziploc plastic bags in a drawer. One bag for each colour. Works slick to keep thread ends from tangling too badly, and I can easily see what colours I have (and will need).
Thanks so much for your fantastic free idea! I am going to use your idea starting tonight. :)
Am just starting to sew again & love the idea of keeping the bobbin & thread together this way .. thanks.
Great Post!! I too, have a gazillion bobbins to match my gazillion threads - so you have found someone who understands! I have been using 'page reinforcers' (you know those circle stickers) that I stick onto the bobbin holder and write the brand and color # so that I can match it up again later. I store those in the bobbin holders you showed. But I am very intrigued with your option - so I can store them together and even get both of them on my existing thread racks. Thanks!!
This has to be the absolute Best way to store a spool of thread & bobbin together that I've EVER seen!! Thank you so very much for sharing this fantastic idea!Beth;0)
I use a Qtip to keep my thread and and bobbin together. Slip the Qtip in the spool hole and put the bobbin on top of the thread. Works great for me. I think the rubber band method would be good if you are traveling with spools and bobbin.
Awesome idea too!
i use the ponytail holders that are about 1/4wide ... put around the bobbin and no loose ends... I also buy the clear "tackle box" containers that are divided into sections to keep my extra already wound bobbins ... sorted by colors of course.
Now THAT'S ingenuity! Love it -- I'll have to try that myself. Thanks for sharing!
I use the plastic tubing on each bobbin. Then put it on the peg first. Then the spool. I really like how it looks. Been doing it this way for over 20 years!
Hi, I always think how I can keep my threads and the bobbins together until I get it from what u have shared. A lots of thanks Kristin...
Absolutely love the rubber bands...I've been searching clips but from reviews I've read they stretch out and then don't fit right especially when a bobbin isn't full. Thank you so much for the cleaver ideas!
Love the rubber bands idea. Tried it already and it works great! Thanks for sharing.
I use the rubber band idea as soon as I saw your post, great idea. I also like the idea of using baby hair band for the loose ends. Thanks to both of you for sharing.
I would use large hair elastics instead. Rubber bands can dry rot and break or become sticky and make a mess of your thread and bobbin.
What kind of thread is that? Love the size.
I always have rubber bands so this trick is for me. Thanks!!
I use elastics to keep the bobbin and thread together as it is quick, almost free, and I am not limited by how many thingamabobs I have purchased or how many pegs or slots are in my thread holder. http://www.mundocosturas.es/maquinas-de-coser/maquinas-de-coser-guia-definitiva/
My bobbins and tread got away from me. So glad for this idea. Now I have them matched up. Thank you.