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Thread: Spool adapters

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    I usually just buy regular size spools of thread for my machines but recently had several cones of threads and some other larger size spools of thread given to me and I need to know what I can buy as far as an adapter to use this thread on my machines?

    If you have something you use and it works I would like to know what it is... and if you happen to have a picture of it that would be awesome too! Thanks in advance!!!

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    http://www.thatthreadshop.com/accessories.htm#conestand

    I just use this. I don't think it even cost that much. I probably got it at Joanns or Walmart, and it's lasted me for ten years or more.

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    I used a coffee cop to put my large spools in , until I bought a spool holder like Cathe's. I like the holder better, but the cup worked ok for a while. :roll: :roll: :roll: Pam W. :D :D :D

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    I take the spool pin out and put a chop stick in for the large spools. :D

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    Wow, great ideas! LOL Thanks for all of them! I might have to invest in one of those cone stands....that looks like it would work pretty good.....I wish it would show in the picture on that website, what it has on the stand under the cone of thread they have showing tho.

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    Speaking of large cones of thread, can anyone tell me the difference in these large cones for serging and regular sewing thread for machine quilting or piecing? I see this often on sale at Hancock Fabrics, but resist buying these because I don't know if this type thread is appropriate for machine piecing/quilting. Can anyone clear this up for me?

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    Good question! I'm curious too as most of what was given to me of course was unwrapped already so don't even know what its made out of! But I have used some of it for piecing (I held onto the spool, wound up bobbins and put the bobbins on my machine spindle! LOL)


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    I get big cones of thread from commercial sewing places - usually inside the cone, there will be a tag that tells what it's made of. If not, look at thread under magnifying glass, and you can usually tell if it is cotton, synthetic, or a blend. The couple times I have used serger thread, it has been very linty, and easy to tell that it was not made for sewing machine. The wooly kind would be too stretchy/springy to be much good for piecing.

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    Thank you, Moonpi, that is very helpful!

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    yes, it was! I never thought to look inside the cones.... so I just did, some of mine do have the labels! and some don't.

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