DD was here yesterday so she was using my Elna. I needed to sew some binding on another quilt and had my Featherweight set up. OOOPS, didn't have any black thread on spools, just cones. OOOPS, DD has my cone holder at her house. So I came up with this rather inelegant solution to my problem. Supplies needed: 1 empty tin can, two large paper clips and two straws. Oh yes, a spool rack in a convenient location. I threaded some string on the "guides" so you can see how it work. And it does perfectly.