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Thread: Easy Cone Thread Holder

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    Easy Cone Thread Holder

    I bought a cone of thread, from Red Rock Threads, as it was sooooo much cheaper than several spools. This is Superior So Fine, 3280 yards. I don't have a cone holder BUT I do have an extra post, which sits vertically. Here's how I made a cone holder, from it! Works perfectly!
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    Last edited by Neesie; 09-26-2012 at 03:11 PM.
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    that''ll work great... thanks for sharing this great idea...

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    Remember the thread should unwind from the top of the cone not from the side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Remember the thread should unwind from the top of the cone not from the side.
    Guess my machine doesn't know that "rule" because it's been working perfectly. Thanks for the tip, though. If it starts causing a problem, I'll come up with something different.
    Last edited by Neesie; 09-26-2012 at 03:45 PM.
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    Never heard of that rule either and mine works just fine too.

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    I read once that if the thread feeds off the top of the spool you should use the sideways spindle. If it feeds off the side of the spool you should use the upright spindle. That seems to work on my machine. I will have to try your trick, Thanks.
    Sue

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    For the regular spools, my machine has a horizontal spindle, which turns the spool onto its side, feeding from only one end. Have been through many spools of thread and never had any problem with that, either. Guess time will tell, whether or not this causes a problem. So far, it's been working fine.
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    Great for you.
    And wow to all those stitches

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    Great for you.
    And wow to all those stitches
    Lynnie, that was my "big fling" after my 35 yo Kenmore started giving me trouble! Trust me, that purchase was very out-of-character, for me!
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    Thanks for showing us how to make an easy cone holder. I'm going to try it on my machine tomorrow.

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