If you quilt on a regular sewing machine, then you need a lot of thread colors and a lot of bobbins filled with matching thread.
Lately, I've been tossing and turning (this is no joke!)... about the best way to match up my Bernina bobbins with their quilting thread source. Really... these are big problems. I tried many suggestions and solutions. Some worked but took up too much space. Others were just too cumbersome. I have one of these great thread organizers hanging on the wall. I tried putting quilt thread on one spoke and the bobbin next to it - but then I ran out of spokes. I tried other organizers, but they just got in the way... there's a reason you see this type of thread organizer everywhere. It simply works!
Then it came to me - straws!
So my epiphany was to take some ordinary straws, trim them down a bit, and stick the straw over the spoke to make it long enough to hold BOTH the thread and the bobbin together. A genius solution - cheap, fast and super effective.
And for what its worth, Aurafil and Isacord are my thread of choice! And these lovely threads are not cheap, so once you fill one of these super-large Bernina bobbins, you do not want to take that thread off and throw it away just to load up another color. Nor do you want to just load the bobbin part way, because if you do, you are guaranteed to run out of thread in the middle of quilting your favorite part.
So I say, load up that bobbin 100% and get some straws on those spokes.
Try it. And tell all your friends. Guaranteed to save a lot of tossing and turning at night.