I know the other day there was a thread going around here that was talking about thread getting stuck in the notch. I was just searching ALL over the house for my spool cap when suddenly I walked into the laundry room and looked on the little ledge right by the furnace unit (its a collect all for little stuff ya never know what your gonna find there) and there were two rolls of.......PLUMBERS TAPE! I thought to myself...if I can't find that stupid spool cap I will just wrap a couple rounds of plumbers tape around it! I did find the cap however I tried the plumbers tape and it worked way better than any other real tape would have EVER worked. Just make sure you pull it taught when wrapping. Check the local dollar tree type store they normally have it cheap!
Now if I could just find that quilting foot I would be in BUSINESS!