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Thread: Heavy Metal Cone thread holder

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    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
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    does anyone have a good heavy metal or otherwise cone thread holder for large cone threads? one that sit ontop of your machine table/cabinet? i need a better one that the light weight plastic one i have and looked at pauls metal cone thread holders. i may wait to go to a quilt show next September because i've had no luck online so far. other than pauls site but would like to feel one before buying.

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    Look in the phone book for welding/metal fabricators. Take the plastic one to one and say you want it made from metal with an extra heavy base. It won't cost that much and will last several life times. If you find a creative welder then that's icing on the cake.

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    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.

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    I put mine behind my machine in a big glass canning jar.

    But I did have the weirdest thing happen this morning when I was winding bobbins. I had the giant thread cone in the same jar as a small cone of invisible thread; I only threaded the cone onto the bobbin winder and somehow it picked up the invisible while it was going and wound them together! Like some kind of weird thread magic ... I had to take a razor blade to the thread to get it off the bobbin. :!:

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    I keep my thread in a vase. :D
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    Im also a welder by trade as well as a quilter if you dont find what your looking for let me know. Chris

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    I also have one of those flimsy plastic thread stands. I put a finished circle of wood on the bottom with a couple of screws thru the base of the stand...I think that the wood was from Michael's or someplace like that. Might have been from decopage.

    If that isn't heavy enough, add a few metal washers to the spindle. Works good now......

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    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

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    Try "Long Creek Mills" they have a very heavy spool holder price $7.59 I have one its far from flimsy, also very good thread cotton and polyester.
    Jill.

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    I have seen them at my local sewing machine shops (all three shops), so you might try yours.

    I love mine. The plastic ones are not worth the trouble. I

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