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Thread: Thread help please

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    Someone gave me several spools of thread...........the thred that comes on a cone like u use on a Serger. I cant fit it on my thread spool on the sewing machine....its way too big. Does anyone have any ideas on how i can transfer the thread to a regular size spool? TIA

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    get you a spool holder that sits off to the side of your sewing machine. It doesn't really have to be on your sewing machine, just make sure it goes thru all the tensions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izaquilter
    get you a spool holder that sits off to the side of your sewing machine. It doesn't really have to be on your sewing machine, just make sure it goes thru all the tensions.
    Thanks Iza............but what is a spool holder and where do i get it?

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    this is the one I have. It's pretty lightweight but it's cheap.

    http://www.thecalicocottagequiltshop...ead-holder.jpg

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    I read a horror story on a gal's blog a while ago where she used serger thread for her piecing. Didn't realize that it was Nylon thread and melted it when she pressed the top. All of her piecing had to be redone. Make sure to test yours under the hot iron first.

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    JoAnn's has thread holders, usually on the notions wall. I have cones of thread that look like serger cones but are cotton. Is there a label inside the cone so you can figure out what the thread is made out of?

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    Thanks everyone. And yes, its cotton.

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    depending on your machine...you could even take a quart jar and stand it behind your machine...drop the thread into it and thread up the machine. I works just fine for me with one of my machines that can't handle the larger spools...

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    Ran out of white spool thread Sat. wasn"t able to go to the FS, so I took my cone of serger thread and filled bobbins, used the bobbin for top and bottom thread .

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    Very good ideas. Now why didnt i think of that. LOL

    Thanks all.

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