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Thread: Thread Spools

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    Super Member Chele's Avatar
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    How ingenious, dungeonquilter! I'll definitely give it a try. Many thanks! You gals are my heroes!

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    I use one of the small spools of thread, I put it inside the large one, then set it on the machine pin and it works just fine, and free!!!!!!!!!!! Sure saves on the rethreading since it lasts forever- or so it seems.
    Deb

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    Chele, the log cabin way of making the runner seemed to work fine, but I'm not sure it was as fast as the way Debbie showed us, and I loved the look of side to side like you did. You sure got yours done fast!! :D I'll try her way too! Why not? The more the merrier. :)

    I used to try to just set my larger spools behind my machine in something so they wouldn't fall over, but found out that I really needed that top loop to hold the thread so that it would unwind straight up since that type of thread is not wound in a stacked manner like regular thread, but rather in a figure eight type wind making it easy for the thread to get stuck and stop unwinding as I sewed. I made such a mess of things until I figured out that I really needed to keep that thread straight up higher than the spool! My dh designed something for me to use temporarily until I could find out what was on the market that would do that for me. My Juki is already set up for both types of wind. I love that!

    I'm sure all that was clear as mud! LOL

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    If your talking about the large spools that are for a serger, thats what I buy, mainly because I free motion quilt and it takes so much thread. They to are to big for my spool on my machine, but they work for me. As the thread gets low on the spool it will on occasion flip off, due to becoming lighter in weight, but as of yet has not caused me much of a pbl. And I might add the faster I go, will cause the spool to flip off, if the spool is low on thread. But in the long run it works for me, considering all the thread I have to use when free motion quilting.

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    I take the spool pin out and put a chop stick in the hole. I like the idea of putting a small spool inside the cone and then on the long stick. I will have to try that myself. :D :D

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    Thats a good idea about the chop stick, I'll have to try that. Now to find a chop stick.................

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