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Thread: Using cones of thread

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    Junior Member Tfch8184's Avatar
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    Using cones of thread

    Can you use cones of thread with a regular old sewing machine? If so is there a stand or something that you get to put the cone on?

    My janome has a the upright and horizontal thread spoil but they are way too short to use a cone on. But for economical purposes if I can figure out how to use a cone of thread with my machine that would be awesome.

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    While I'm at it. Another question.

    Using glue for basting. Do you just use it for binding or for full on basting a quilt sammich? I'm definitely going to try the glue stick for binding I need all the help I can get there. Lol.

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    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.
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    I just stick the cone in a box or coffee cup, and run it through the first hole as if it were on the spool holder on the machine.
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    Just make sure when you use something to put coned thread in that the thread won't get caught up in moving part on the machine. For the glue, yes you can baste the entire sandwich using washable glue. I hold the glue bottle (full strength) upside down with the tip wide open, moving the bottle back and forth across the batting to make a grid of lines about 3-4" apart. Then I smooth down the top/backing, patting well to make sure of contact. I air dry mine (takes about an hour) but some will iron dry. Then you can flip and do the other side. By spreading the glue onto the batting, you can know that there are no wrinkles when you spread out the fabric. The sandwich will not shift at all and you can fmq wherever on the quilt ...don't have to work from the middle out. The quilt does have to be washed after completion....warm water and detergent. So easy and cheap!

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    This is how I use cone thread on my old treadle. Don't mind the dust she's been sitting for a while. I drilled all the way through an old empty cone so the the upright spool pin can go through it. I then put a sticky Velcro pad on the empty cone and shove the second full cone onto it.
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    My husband made me a cone stand using scraps we had around the garage.
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    The best thread holder I've used is this one: http://www.superiorthreads.com/produ...-thread-stand/

    You can use it horizontal or vertical for any cone or spool of thread. The thread feeds evenly from the holder.
    Got fabric?

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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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    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

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