I keep forgetting to talk about these, and they're the best new quilting-notion-y thing I've gotten in awhile!
There are any number of "bobbin buddies" out there (and the vast majority of them are named "Bobbin Buddies" which makes it difficult when searching for a particular type). The problem is, most of them don't work with Aurifil thread spools. I've tried golf tees, I've tried clampy things, I've tried blue stopper-type things, and rubber bands just annoy me.
So when I saw a picture of this new type in a magazine, my heart sang. This Aurifil Girl may have finally found the solution!
It took me a few minutes of Googling to find the right ones because the magazine didn't list the supplier. Go figure. But I tracked them down at Erica's Craft and Sewing Center. I got the 20-pack and absolutely love them. They're perfect for my Aurifil but, of course, also work in all the other spools I use too.
I'm a happy camper. Sometimes it's the little things...