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Thread: Do you know what they are called.

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    Junior Member Mary L Booth's Avatar
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    Do you know what they are called.

    I don't know what they are called, but I am looking for a netting cover to help control
    the thread when it comes off the spool.
    Thank you
    Mary L Booth

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    Thread nets:

    These are the smaller ones (I think) for spools here:
    http://www.the-quilt-rack.com/browse...rs/4,3565.html

    These are for cones:
    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...+value+pack.do

    (Or maybe they just stretch a lot - I've only used mine on spools.)

    They're available all over, made by a different companies.
    I've seen them in chain stores as well.
    Last edited by MTS; 11-16-2012 at 07:21 AM.

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    I knw someone who uses the cloth tubes (can't remember what they are called) that you can get as a medical supply. She cuts them to the size she needs and because they stretch they fit over the spools nicely. She says it is much less expensive and she thinks it works better.

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    Go to your local flower shop and pick some up for free. Several different types of flowers come with nets over them and they just throw them away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    Go to your local flower shop and pick some up for free. Several different types of flowers come with nets over them and they just throw them away.
    I went into our floral shops & they'd never seen or heard of flowers coming in like that.

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    Also called thread socks. I've found that Superior Threads has a good price for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    I went into our floral shops & they'd never seen or heard of flowers coming in like that.
    Unbelievable Floral shops that don't know what these are. I find it hard to believe they have never have run into flower nets

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    I've had cut flowers that came with thread nets on them (years ago; don't get many cut flowers these days!). Seems to me they are used on the more unusual (expensive?) exotic flowers to hold them together against damage until they get home. I'm not a flower geek, so I find it surprising a flower shop would have never seen them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    I went into our floral shops & they'd never seen or heard of flowers coming in like that.
    I believe thimblebug had never seen one in lobby area. Anyway I had never heard of thread socks until today. Do they interfere with speed of spool unwinding? Do you have to adjust tensions?

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    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.
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