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Thread: Spool adapters

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    Senior Member redrummy's Avatar
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    I just slip a small spool of thread inside it, and it fits on my reg. machine. upside down of course!!! :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrummy
    I just slip a small spool of thread inside it, and it fits on my reg. machine. upside down of course!!! :mrgreen:
    Question for you... Do you have any issues with tension or knotting when you do this?

    Cones are suppose to unwind off the end, unlike spools which unwind off the side. It's how they were wound on.

    I use the cone holder that sits next to my machine.

    tim in san jose

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    I use the same stand as Cathe. It's very sturdy and got mine for about $5.00 at my Janome dealer. My daughter-in-law got one that is made of plastic (about the same price) at Hancocks. Both work fine!

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    no, I haven't had any trouble with the cone and tension, it works just like any other spool. I have been using them for about a year with no problem.
    :mrgreen:

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    A friend of mine uses the large cones on her machine.. She cuts the bottom off of a 2L pop bottle.. Sets it over the cone and brings the thread up through the neck of the bottle.. I was going to try her trick this week :lol:

    The cone stand looks more professional though :wink:

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    I use the large cones of thread for all my piecing. My new machine has the threader for these cones, otherwise I use the cone stand on my other machines. I've never had a problem using this type of thread for piecing or quilting at all.

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    Well, here's something else I found...anybody have one of these?

    http://columbiariverquilting.com/deelybob_ii.html
    Deelybob II

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Quilter
    Well, here's something else I found...anybody have one of these?

    http://columbiariverquilting.com/deelybob_ii.html
    Deelybob II
    I was going to get one of those deelybobs, but I found that one of my serger cones worked the same way. And they were really inexpensive at my quilt shop.

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    Try a coffee cup. It works well and is FREE! GiGi

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