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Thread: Easy-access thread for hand quilting

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    I've found that my thread stand for cones is a great help when I'm hand-quilting. I hang it over the arm on my tall light that swings out over the quilt, place a spool of quilting thread on the post and run the free end down through the hole. Any place I'm working on the quilt frame, the thread is accessible, but never in the way, and I can pull out a length and cut it without ever touching the spool. Saves lots of time! Happy quilting! ;)

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    Thanks! I'll be using this tip! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Glad to save you a little time, Bernie. It's after midnight here ..... past 2:a.m. in Maryland. Go to bed. :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonniebusybee
    Glad to save you a little time, Bernie. It's after midnight here ..... past 2:a.m. in Maryland. Go to bed. :!:
    I'm usually up until 7 when the nurse comes in to relieve me so I still got a few minutes! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonniebusybee
    Glad to save you a little time, Bernie. It's after midnight here ..... past 2:a.m. in Maryland. Go to bed. :!:
    There are many night owls here!LOL. I'm up at 4 a.m. cause I can't sleep!

    That is a great tip, Bonniebusybee!

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    Great tip!! Not that I'm a hand quilter. LOL

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    Do you like the cone thread for hand quilting? I have never used it but thought it would be a money saver.

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    I use the cone stand, not the cone thread. I've never used cone thread for quilting. Much of my cotton cone thread breaks too easily. 100% poly isn't recommended for quilting. I think I'll stick with the heavy cotton quilting thread. But .... maybe I'll learn a few things from my own tip! :shock:

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    I use the cone stand, not the cone thread, Darlene in Ohio. I've never used cone thread for quilting. Much of my cotton cone thread breaks too easily. 100% poly isn't recommended for quilting, I understand. I think I'll stick with the heavy cotton quilting thread. But .... maybe I'll learn a few things from my own tip! :shock:

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    thanks for the tip

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