Do you have bobbins with different colored threads on them laying all over your sewing table? This can be something that happens to me. But one day last week I had an epiphany (revelation, discovery)
I used just a little thread from a leftover bobbin to sew on a piece of a Barbie dress. To do that I didn't take the spool off the machine, but rather, I used that 'second' spool holder that my machine has. Probably some of you have machines with that feature also.
A lightbulb moment! Hey!
I grabbed the loose bobbins (after I finished sewing of course) and put them here:
I have since removed the spool of thread from the lower spool holder so it is empty at the moment. I do use the nice cone holder on the back of my machine for lots of my piecing and quilting.
Back to the subject! See all those bobbins lined up there. They are in my line of sight so I know what thread I already have on bobbins. And if I need "just a bit" to sew something where only the top thread shows, I can just pull from there and do it. (okay it is a bit full, but If I take off a couple of them it works.
Many times I also have an empty bobbin sitting on the bobbin winder ready to be filled - or sometimes I have a full one there, especially when I am doing free motion quilting!
I hope you find some use in my little bobbin tips. And I hope you have a very piece-ful and peaceful weekend.
PS...my giveaway on the Die Cutting tip book is still going! Click HERE