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Thread: Using cones of thread

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    Junior Member Suzette316's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kakels View Post
    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.
    I just use a tall jar, but this is soooo cute! And I love how you can keep matching bobbins on the same holder! Very clever and cute! Yeah, it's a bit pricey, but then it is a functional piece of artwork.

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    My DH made me ( he has a wood shop) made me the most wonderful cone thread holder. I use it with all my different machines. He made a round wooden base and made it extendable (so I can adjust it to what height I need for each machine) He also made a loop on top to hold and guide the thread. I would love to put a pic, but I still haven't figured out how on here! Will try again this afternoon!
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    I have an all metal stand that I got from Amazon, which feeds fine during sewing (after a little modification), but it does not love to wind bobbins. Can you easily wind bobbins off the superior stand?

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    I use this little tool. http://www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/O...Directions.pdf

    I don't bother with a jar or coffee cup since the cones stand up all by themselves. I buy Prescencia on the large cones. They're not cheap to buy but it still cuts the actual price of the thread way down.

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    My husband made me an insert for the larger spool/cone that goes inside from a dowel rod. He just drilled a hole up the center of the dowel rod so it fits onto the spool holder on the machine. It works great.

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    Thank you quilters for all the wonderful replies! I've been trying to figure out how to do this myself and now I have a pretty good idea.

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    Me too, I agree!!

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    Now that's my kind of do it your self spoil holder, beats the light weight one I bought. Didn't use my engineering brain and think of making one. Good job thanks for sharing.
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    Try a straight sided pint canning jar, or a paper towel holder. Look around your house for things that might work. There is no magic in purchased thread holders that I can see and I own one, but use a canning jar most of the time.

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    I have had success with just placing the cone over the normal big spool of sewing thread. That way the cone is stable and does not fall off when I sew. Hope you know what I mean.

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