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Thread: How to make your own cone thread holder

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    another way to use the big cones is to use a banana holder and place the cone on the base and hang the thread on the hook behind the machine then thread like you always do. works great.

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    Excellent idea, like they say, a pics worth a 1000 words

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    Thank you so much. I bought some cone thread on sale thinking I was being so smart. Then I got home and realized I couldn't use it without a holder. The prices I have seen on the ones that would work (and weren't for the industrial machines) were too expensive for me. I appreciate your sharing. Patti

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieLou View Post
    I used a wood paper towel holder I picked up for $1.50 at Goodwill. I had my DH put a eye screw in the top to run the thread through. The thread cone sits on the spindle for the paper towel.
    Clever you. What a neat idea. You get the Golden Globe for being a bright spark. Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47 View Post
    A friend of mine gave me a huge, and I mean HUGE, cone of white thread. It is 8 1/4" tall and 7" wide. It weighs at least 5 pounds. She found it at Goodwill for $2 and thought of me. I don't think a couple of CDs are gonna weight that sucker down but I'm going to work with your idea and see what I can come up with. I want to use it!!!!
    Wow, that is one BIG cone. Maybe Maggie Lou's idea of the wooden paper towel holder would work. If it should still want to topple over nail another base to it but make it bigger all around. A late member of our little group had her DH put heavy hardwood bases on all our spool holders and the wood he used came from the original cupboards in my house which is somewhere around 100 years old. Never had any trouble after that.

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    yep. this is what I do too. works great - no wobbling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juniemoon View Post
    I just put a medium-sized spool on and then the cone spool over it. Does the job in preventing the cone from falling off when sewing.
    meant to quote juniemoon. my post might make more sense now. her resolution works great - no wobbling!

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    I use plastic bottles from water, pepsi, etc depending on size of my cone thread. I cut the bottom about 3-4 inches. I than place my cone in it. I take the top portion and I slide it inside the bottom piece also making sure to send my thread up to the top. I just sit it behind my machine and thread the machine.

    The large one to the left is from a 1 gallon water jug and the other is from a 12 oz coke bottle.
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    This was really smart using a CD holder. I use a coffee cup and then just bring the thread up and over my machine; no pins needed. I do this for embroidery and quilting/sewing. You could even glue something heavy to the underside of the cd holder and keep the spool part longer.

    I'm kind of confused about something. You say you are from WV but talk about having a cone holder shipped down. So, is your location not in the US. I'm from WV living in VA and was confused when you were talking as if you arent' in the states.
    Judy

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    awesome idea.. takes a genius to think of it =) thanks

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