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Thread: Using cones of thread

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    Super Member Prism99's Avatar
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    I too love the stand that BellaBoo posted. I have a spool of Aurifil 50wt 2-ply in it right now (because it feeds better than if I use the spool in the machine's spool holder).

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    I agree with maniacquilter2 - many big cones are made for sergers and are only two ply threads - not as strong as regular sewing thread and more linty.

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    Be sure of the quality of the thread you are going to use. If you look at the thread and there are bits of stuff along the thread, you really don't want your machine to gunk up.
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    My opinion is if a quilter doesn't know the difference between cone serger thread and cone sewing thread, a thread stand isn't going to be their biggest problem.
    Got fabric?

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    Thankfully I know the difference in threads lol. My grandmother in law has a serger so I've done some thread shopping for her.

    I was more looking at it from an economical standpoint of buying larger quantities of thread and cones seemed the most logical.

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    http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...r__D71253.html

    I've seen this one and it's very pretty.... if you want to spend the money for it. I don't use cone thread, but if I did I'd get one of these.

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    I was in Houston last weekend for market and noticed someone selling machines had the cone spools in a tall glass container, like a vase for flowers. The height of the vase brings the thread up high so it doesn't drag on the machine anywhere. I'm going to dig a vase out from under the kitchen sink and take it the sewing room.

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    I use the Superoir Thread stand and love it.

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    [QUOTE=moonwork42029;6382545]LOL... I just stick my cone into a canning jar set next to my machine and it feeds out ok.
    I do this, too, and it works great for me!

    I also like cindyw's idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellaboo View Post
    my opinion is if a quilter doesn't know the difference between cone serger thread and cone sewing thread, a thread stand isn't going to be their biggest problem.
    This made me laugh!
    Lang may yer lum reek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029 View Post
    LOL... I just stick my cone into a canning jar set next to my machine and it feeds out ok. I know there are special stands you can get but I haven't spent the money for one.
    The canning jar is a super idea!

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