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Re: Bobbin organization 27 May 2011 15:44 #65320

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I just had a look. I have blue, red and purple ones. I don't think I have ever seen an orange one. You could always make little orange bags for your blue bobbin bagels. :)
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Re: Bobbin organization 26 May 2011 22:30 #65303

Lorchen - don't you just hate trying to chase down loose, evil bobbins? They unwind so fast it's disturbing!
But I'd like an orange bobbin bagel because I'm an Auburn grad - I already have blue ones!
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Re: Bobbin organization 25 May 2011 17:13 #65251

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"Bobbin Bagels"...... great name!

I agree with Ali. They are quite expensive, but for someone like me who drops things and then has to try and find all the bits and pieces, the BBs are great because nothing falls out, even when one of them went 'plopp-plopp-plopp....' all the way down the stairs last year. :)
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Re: Bobbin organization 25 May 2011 14:09 #65246

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love those bobbin bagles - being what i am - things go flying more often than not - and with these - they act like little flying saucers and everything is just where it's supposed to be - even if i have to pick the bagle up at the other end of the room - right up there with the other greatest inventions ever
have a greyish-purple and two (different) shades of light blue - think it pays to buy long times apart - that way they change colours - and the kitty is stocked up again to be able to splurge on a goodie or two :)
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Re: Bobbin organization 25 May 2011 13:24 #65241

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I have 2 blue and 1 red of the round bobbin holders. I don't know if they come in other colors. I like the way they hold the bobbins in place. It would be nice to have different colors for each sewing machine that requires different size bobbins.
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Re: Bobbin organization 25 May 2011 12:55 #65238

You are right seamedUP - those bobbin bagels are wonderful - no loose threads, no bobbins flying all over - they are extremely efficient.
But I'm ready for a new color bobbin bagel!
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Re: Bobbin organization 25 May 2011 12:13 #65236

I saw them, they were the expensive ones :) . I bought two bead boxes and still spent less than one of these would have cost. In fact, I could have got three bead boxes for the same price.

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Re: Bobbin organization 25 May 2011 11:35 #65235

alibeoley wrote:
I read this post, then realised I don't have anywhere near enough bobbins - a quick visit to ebay and I now have 10 more. Oh dear, now they don't all fit in the bernina box. Guess what, I've also bought a box for them :D . Reading forums is getting expensive :lol: . The bobbin boxes I looked at seemed very flimsy and/or expensive, so I bought one designed for bead storage. Actually, I liked it so much I bought another for my beads ...


Hey Ali - I love the round bobbins holders that look like this:

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Re: Bobbin organization 25 May 2011 11:29 #65233

I read this post, then realised I don't have anywhere near enough bobbins - a quick visit to ebay and I now have 10 more. Oh dear, now they don't all fit in the bernina box. Guess what, I've also bought a box for them :D . Reading forums is getting expensive :lol: . The bobbin boxes I looked at seemed very flimsy and/or expensive, so I bought one designed for bead storage. Actually, I liked it so much I bought another for my beads ...

in central England
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Re: Bobbin organization 19 May 2011 10:57 #64921

As someone who appliques (A lot!) I have TONS of wound bobbins because I match the top and bobbin threads to avoid dealing with tension issues that are not to severe.

I also have 2 machines which use different bobbins (of course) AND one of them does embroidery which uses different thread types... SO yup - LOTS OF BOBBINS over here!!
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Re: Bobbin organization 19 May 2011 10:51 #64920

Margo wrote:
Good question, newquiltymom!

I have about 2 dozen bobbins for my working machine. I especially like to make scrap quilts, and when I'm piecing those with fabrics that can use either dark or light thread, I try to use up all of my partial bobbins so that I have lots of empty ones for when I get to the quilting and need several bobbins filled with a specific color.

YES! fabulous suggestion!
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Re: Bobbin organization 15 May 2011 19:10 #64681

Lucky for me all my machines use the same type bobbin :lol: I have about 30 right now, and have them wound in multiples of 3, for no particular reason other than, I wind the bobbins from the same spool that I am piecing with and want to make sure I can finish piecing my tops.
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Re: Bobbin organization 15 May 2011 18:51 #64679

I believe that 80% of the time the only thing that matters is light vs dark thread.
So when I'm machine piecing I'll use just about any bobbin with thread on it.
But don't tell anybody --- I have LOTS of bobbins for all my machines.
And lots of threads too!
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Re: Bobbin organization 05 May 2011 02:17 #64187

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I think 6 bobbins is a very conservative number!
I like to have bobbins filled with cotton thread, polyester thread and decorative embroidery threads.
I rubberband the bobbin to the spool of thread and it is all ready to use again when I need it again.
Matching thread color to the fabric is worth the effort unless you need a contrasting color.
If I can't find an empty bobbin, I'll unwind one with the least amount on it and put the thread into my recycle jar for various jobs like sewing buttons on or thread art projects.
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