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Thread: Desperate--Monopoly thread keeps breaking

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    Super Member JulieR's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo View Post
    It was breaking in the tensioners. I think it may have been getting caught at the spool. Putting the spool in a mug and running the thread over the top of my machine seems to have solved the problem.
    Good thinking! I've had the same problem with a particular spool of Gutermann invisible thread and I'm going to try the mug method, too. Thanks!

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    The Colony, TX
    Just a note if you are going to but a Free Standing Spool holder - check out the one made by Superior. It really is superior.

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    Super Member gramajo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Just a note if you are going to but a Free Standing Spool holder - check out the one made by Superior. It really is superior.
    Thanks for the info. My quilting DD has already been told it should be added to my Christmas wish list. lol

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    Senior Member stillclock's Avatar
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    i can't really express how happy it makes me feel that the solution to this problem was to put the thread in a mug.

    thanks for such a great smile on such a rainy crappy day


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    Glad to hear you got your thread problem worked out. I use Superior Monopoly often, without problems. I do have one of those Superior "superior" thread holders though.

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    Super Member Farm Quilter's Avatar
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    Since you solved your problem by putting the thread in a mug, I'm going to assume that you are using a cone of thread, not a spool...because spools and cones are wound differently, a spool has to be in a vertical position for the thread to come off it properly and a spool needs to be horizontal. Just one more thing to think about!

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