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Thread: Heavy Metal Cone thread holder

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    thanks Jill, i just ordered the one at LCM you mentioned.

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    I bought my heavy one at the quilt shop also. Not very expensive and I love it. I now only use the big cones for piecing as the thread turns out to be way cheaper in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    thanks. i've asked my hubby before if he had some metal he could add to the base but he's never done anything.
    Ha! look what i found.
    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=700
    i have their catalog but didn't notice this one. mine is black plastic. I may call them and see if they can tell me more. it's not expensive. the flower looking heavy metal ones i found on Pauls' site are $40.00 and up.
    I bought the one from Clotilde, I love it! I bought one of the plastic ones from Hancock's in desperation one night, but it was worthless. The heavy one from Clotilde is well worth the money, I've been able to use my cones with no trouble at all.

    Hope this endorsement helps you decide. :-)

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    I made mine out of wood. Wooden block on the bottom and a dowl in the middle. worked great until I moved and lost it.

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    I have one of the plastic ones, it was constantly falling over and I complained to my DH. He took it to his garage, when he brought it back he had weighted it down. He turned it over and used several NUTS (like you use on bolts) all the same size and used a strong type glue and placed them like clock numbers around the bottom of the base. It now stands very steady and no more tipping over. The bolt nuts are the same thickness as the void in the bottom of the base. I have used it for several years like this with no problem.


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    when i travel with my janome jem, i use a coffee mug. but at home i use those heavy metal stands, one for each table ... total three. i got mine from atlanta thread supply. much cheaper than clothlda because they sell to the trade. look for their website. i get their hardcopy catalog. if you can't find them, pm me.

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    i actually ordered the one from LCM. almost got the one from Clotilde but figured the one at LCM said commercial. so we'll see how it fairs when it's delivered. should be the same. then i can trash my plastic one!
    thanks all. :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    Get a good size heavy coffee mug and put your cone in that...it works, Someone on the board posted that hint and it works great :D
    Thanks Ruth for remembering my suggestion :D Then clip a binding clip (like the ones we use to clip the backing to a table when basting the 3 layers together before quilting) to the lid of your sewing machine and thread the thread through it before threading the machine - prevents the thread from hanging up and breaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    when i travel with my janome jem, i use a coffee mug. but at home i use those heavy metal stands, one for each table ... total three. i got mine from atlanta thread supply. much cheaper than clothlda because they sell to the trade. look for their website. i get their hardcopy catalog. if you can't find them, pm me.
    www.atlantathread.com

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    thanks, joanne

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