I use an ice cube tray for my bobbins next to my sewing machine. I DON"T like the threads hanging out and getting tangled. I have used hair scrunchies and these little clamps that hold the thread in place. BUT, those both hide what COLOR is on the bobbin.
While wandering the aisles, I came across the plumbing section...and
clear plastic tubing.
I measured the width of my bobbin,
Cut it with scissors (NOT my good sewing scissors..my craft ones!)
And then cut a slit in it so you can open it up and wrap it around the thread
NOW my ice cube tray looks like THIS:
I made TTT over at Sew Many Ways! Love that blog! (Now you will have to go over there to find out what TTT MEANS lolol!)
Update: a comment was posted about what size tubing I used. I THINK the tubing says '1/2 in TD (total diameter?). All I did was schlep a bobbin in with me to see if it looked about right. Karen cut a slit out of hers. I did not. The gap you see is because on that bobbin, there is more thread, so the cut gets spread apart on that one. One bobbin has much less thread, and you can SEE the cut, but there is no gap. The gap is ok. You just want it to hold down the thread.
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