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    LOL!! You have me practically rolling on the floor laughing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    Once years ago I had nylon thread that kept slipping off the spool.

    I used a condom with the end cut off. It worked like a charm.
    LOL! I just spit my coffee all over the place! Sure wasn't expecting that.

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    Thread nets are used on cone thread. Here's a link to a picture, although the netting is more traditional sold in small pieces:
    http://www.amazon.com/Threadsrus-Thr...dp/B001U5A0Y0/

    Thread coming off a cone should be fed up (not from the side). Thread nets prevent thread from pooling down below the spool end and keep the thread feeding up smoothly.

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    Thank you all for the help
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    I use thread nets on rolls of wrapping paper also. Mine also stretch to hold the batting/interfacing/what-have-you on bolts from the fabric store too.

    piney

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinecone View Post
    I use thread nets on rolls of wrapping paper also. Mine also stretch to hold the batting/interfacing/what-have-you on bolts from the fabric store too.

    piney
    What a great idea! I'm going to get some for wrapping paper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kateyb View Post
    I knw someone who uses the cloth tubes (can't remember what they are called) that you can get as a medical supply.
    There are a many kinds. The only one that might be inexpensive is plain stockinette. We use it for lining casts etc.. There some really nice stuff called Surgifix we used on the burn unit. It is like the netting only instead of being hard plastic it's soft like a cotton/spandex blend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    Once years ago I had nylon thread that kept slipping off the spool.

    I used a condom with the end cut off. It worked like a charm.

    LOL...good thing I wasn't drinking my diet coke! Hmmm, just have to ask...are they in fluorescent colors and other specialities!! Waaahhhhhhhhhh! Since I am a single Senior Citizen, I can just see my sisters and DDIL's faces when they looked into my sewing notions "stash"!! HeHe

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    Made me laugh so much.
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    Last edited by AnnieH; 11-17-2012 at 01:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Thread nets are used on cone thread. Here's a link to a picture, although the netting is more traditional sold in small pieces:
    http://www.amazon.com/Threadsrus-Thr...dp/B001U5A0Y0/

    Thread coming off a cone should be fed up (not from the side). Thread nets prevent thread from pooling down below the spool end and keep the thread feeding up smoothly.
    Actually this dunce here always thought that the mesh covers were used to STORE the thread to keep it from causing loose thread webs all over the place. My face is red!

    Still chuckling from the use of condoms.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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