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Thread: big spools of thread ...dumb question?

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    Senior Member Claddaughquilting's Avatar
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    I see large spools of thread for sale, usually at a good price. I have a regular home sewing machine (Husqvarna 750) and I don't know how I would use a big cone of thread, because I don't think it would fit (?) Can these be used on home sewing machines?

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    I hope you get an answer on this. Recently my husband went to a yard sale and brought me home a box full of big spools of thread. I have used them, but don't know enough about that thread to know how versatile it is and feel kinda dumb asking.

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    You can buy an adapter:
    http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-R-Cone-T.../dp/B0019KDYL2

    And there was talk recently here about a little machine where you can rewind the thread from cones onto spools so it's easily usable on your domestic machine. The name is right at the tip of my tongue ......?!??!?!?

    Some people just put the cone in a mug behind the machine - I've had limited success with that method.

    eta: Found it - the EZ Winder Kit
    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=7349
    Here's the recent thread (hehehe):
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-115374-1.htm

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    Yes, I made a cone holder out of a block of wood and a dowel rod. You can also buy these. The bought ones are fancy and pretty, mine is plain and simple.:)

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    You can buy a cone thread stand to place behind your machine. Another thing some do is to put the cone in a mug and run it up, thru a clip or something taped to the machine as a guide. I tried this, but it didn't work as well as the thread stand.

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    I put mine in a coffee cup and just set it behind my machine, works perfectly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    You can buy an adapter:
    http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-R-Cone-T.../dp/B0019KDYL2

    And there was talk recently here about a little machine where you can rewind the thread from cones onto spools so it's easily usable on your domestic machine. The name is right at the tip of my tongue ......?!??!?!?

    Some people just put the cone in a mug behind the machine - I've had limited success with that method.
    I have done both. I put it in my mug behind the machine and used the adaptor. I liked the adaptor better but i don't think it works well for quilting. I had the mug behind my quilt for my 2nd quilt I finished and when I was doing binding with the mug behind my machine and the quilt kept knocking it down to the floor.

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    Yes, you can use it, but you need to find something it will fit into for stability (coffee mug, small coffee tin, margarine tub etc) and arrange some kind of a hook overhead to guide the thread into your normal thread guide on the machine. You could make a hook from wire, or there are stands available to do this too.

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    I bought a cone holder at Joann's, nothing fancy, made of plastic. It's been a long time so I don't know the price but it is reasonable and can use a coupon.

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    This certainly a reassuring place to hang out....

    I always wondered the same thing about those big spools of thread and now feel reassured if I do buy some I don't have to buy some other gadget for my machine....

    Thanks for all of your replies! :mrgreen:

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