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Thread: Thread from spool tp cone

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    Thread from spool tp cone

    Can I transfer thread from a spool to a cone?

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    I think it would be difficult because thread is put on cones in a cross wind manner. Any attempt to put it on is going to slip up the taper on the cone.
    If your thread is not feeding if a spool correctly to your machine, try putting it loose in a cup beside the machine and add another thread guide. A paper clip taped to the machine will work for a thread guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittikeeper View Post
    Can I transfer thread from a spool to a cone?
    I would be interested to know why you would want to do this.

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    I am wondering why? Just wondering.

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    You could do it the other way and it might work but cones are not wound the same way as spools.

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    I have some beautiful thread I want to use to add a rolled edge to some napkins, but the spools are not staying secure when I start stitching, and I thought re-spooling them would help, just a thought, maybe not a good one.

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    I saw a tut somewhere...a woman took a bobbin and hot glued it to the bottom of the spool she wanted to wind onto...then just used the bobbin winder to transfer the thread. Looked like it worked well.

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    where are you putting the spools when trying to use them?? they need to be vertical. usually put on a thread stand behind the machine or in a glass jar.

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    Agree ... explore different places to put the spool to keep it secure. You can do a search here on QB - there are some very imaginative ways to place spools so they "behave"!!

    Also, do you have a spool cap? Perhaps that will help?
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittikeeper View Post
    I have some beautiful thread I want to use to add a rolled edge to some napkins, but the spools are not staying secure when I start stitching, and I thought re-spooling them would help, just a thought, maybe not a good one.
    If you're using a sewing machine, using a separate thread guide should do the trick. This is the one I absolutely *LOVE*: http://www.superiorthreads.com/shop/...thread-holder/

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    I have an older machine that does not allow for the large spools. I simply take a very large safety pin and tape it to the side of my machine, with the curly end sticking up as high as I can get it. Then I set the large cone below it, and thread it through the eye of the safety pin, then into the machine. It works great.
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    I had thread that I wanted to use and the cone wouldn't stay put, in other words it wasn't working. So I wound a bobbin with the thread and used it from the spool position. It worked great and I've done this a number of times without any problems. Good luck

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