Annoying bobbin thread pop-ups got you down? Sometimes, no matter how carefully you fine-tune the tension adjustments, pop-ups will happen if you’re using a much lighter color thread in the bobbin for machine quilting. Use the Quilter’s Secret Weapon: a fine-point permanent marker the same color as your top fabric will “dye” the thread pop-ups showing from the other side. Test your dyeing technique on a practice sandwich to check the color and make sure you can color the bobbin threads only, without marking the actual quilt top with the marker. No one will ever know your secret!