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    Super Member nanacc's Avatar
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    I have a simple metal stand now, but with my older Janome I used a jar and taped a safety pin to the side of the machine to guide the thread. This worked great and simple.

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    I use the cones all the time. I just place a drinking straw from over the holder to make it taller. I do prefer the McDonalds straws as they are a little bigger.

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    I have a janome and I just put a plastic straw (cut the length I need) over the upright pin. Works great and is really cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb View Post
    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.
    Actually, 2-thread poly threads are very strong - stronger than cotton. Thus, you may want to think about what they might do to your quilt over time. I used serger thread to piece quilts for many years UNTIL one of the quilts my family cuddled with for TV-watching began to tear at the pieced seams. The thread was cutting the fabric. The stitches were intact. Since then, I've become a cotton thread piecer, and my fav is Aurifil - the least linty I've found. I started with Connecting Threads, but it REALLY linted up my machine. Sorry CT fans. Aurifil has very little lint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I use the Superior Threads heavy duty stand. You can actually get it cheaper at Connecting Threads - http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...d__D81905.HTML
    At last something cheaper in Australia! $3.99 for that at the local fabric chain Spotlight.
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    I have the same problem, solved it by using a spool of thread ( by Coats/135 yds ) just fits inside the cone, push in tight then put on thread spindle. Works great. Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I use the Superior Threads heavy duty stand. You can actually get it cheaper at Connecting Threads - http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...d__D81905.HTML
    Its even cheaper at this website: http://www.purplemoosedesigns.com/store.php?cat=32
    I use this one for quilting bee, its nicely made, has a heavy bottom plate. Its all metal.
    Sharon

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    I use a cone with my Janome 6600 on the regular spool. No problem.

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    You all have solved my problem. About a month ago I bought a cone spool of Aurifil, not realizing my Janome isn't set-up for a cone. Yesterday, because of all your suggestions, I taped the safety pin on back of machine and put thread in a cup - but the spool doesn't sit perfectly upright. Guess I will buy a canning jar, or try the straw idea. I am concerned, though, about winding a bobbin. Also do you need to use a smaller stitch length - I sew with the factory setting of 2.2. Thanks all.

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