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Thread: Kwik Spin Thread Dispenser & Watch the video (Be sure to scroll down to watch more Martelli Videos)

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    Just found this online and was wondering if anyone has this?

    http://www.martellinotions.com/productvideos.asp

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    Watched the video, makes sense, but no price of course.

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    Great idea... curious about the price too... :D:D:D

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    He did use two different kinds of thread. I wished he took off the smaller spool from the machine and use it on the thread dispenser so we could see the difference from the smaller spool.

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    Wow....I had to have one. Notice I said had! Prices are $149 for large and $129 for small.....

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    This doesn't work all that different than a regular thread stand .

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    Never heard of it before, but I did watch the video and checked out their catalog. While the idea of the thread coming off the spool does make sense, I don't recall having my metalic thread break as much or come out as messy as he demonstrated.
    Guess I'm not ready to spend $149.99 (for large) or even $129.99 (for small) thread dispenser. Think I'd like to hear some reviews from nationally known reputable quilters.

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    WOW!! :shock: That is a LOT more than what I had thought they would be... :(

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    That makes me so much better. I have a thread stand that cost about $1.29 and it works fine for me! LOL

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    wow, expensive, won't be getting one, thanks for letting us know

    Quote Originally Posted by karenchi
    Wow....I had to have one. Notice I said had! Prices are $149 for large and $129 for small.....

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    Too funny Rosy~!! Maybe you should start your own company. I would definitely buy from you and not them!!! LOL

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    I remember Rosy. I thought of it when I saw this expensive one. :-)
    It is great! Thanks.

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    They are crazy, that is way to much money for the average quilter to buy! plus we have our own very inventive quilters right here! :thumbup:
    thanks for the reminder!

    this concept is not new..
    go to superior threads website and they explain it too

    the way the thread is wound, makes a big difference with the way it it comes off, and how it sews up on your machine.
    (nice looking stitches and breakage,although i think breakage has more to do with the wrong needle, eye and tension)

    Does anyone here use thier rotary cutter? i saw it demonstrated at a sewing expo, and i was impressed. but a friend has one, and i tried it and could not get used to my hand being off to the side, instead of on top of the cutter..

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    cutter--I love the cutter and can cut all day without my wrist being sore. It does take a learning curve, I think the secret is the way you hold the cutter. Pointer finger is along the top and as you cut, that finger should be centered on the ruler. As I say it does take a learning curve, but once you have it, no more wrist strain.

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    Thanks for the reply!

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    Yes way cool but I can go buy a set of ball bearings for less then the $149.00 Large dispenser, 129.00 for the small. Ouch

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    Don't most sewing machines come with a straight up spool holder or a side one. I know mine do. Just a little pricey.

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    I was super impressed with the zip binder!! That thing looks awesome!!!

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    I have been using the metallic thread this week. I use a metallic needle, loose the top tension to -2 and the thread comes off the spool horizontal. Coats and clark and also medira thread. Ver very little breakage. I also use a 350 stitch a min. If you use a faster stitch a min. it will break quicker. So slow down on the stitching speed and use your money for fabric.

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    I love the zip binder tool. Works perfectly. The binding tabs stay on but easy to remove and reuse. Martelli has quality products. I like making do and being creative when it's something I won't be using a lot of but if it is a product I know will be used many times I will buy the item made for the job. This thread holder is pleasing to look and has easy adjustable heights, no rigging to manipulate to make it work. After evaluating the pros and value, it's worth the price to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    Very handy hint - thanks. I use these disc holders with the clear lid on them, and a hole cut in the lid. Then I put my yarn or tape on the spindle and poke the end out through the hole. It saves a lot of tangling and keeps the yarn clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie
    Watched the video, makes sense, but no price of course.
    The large one is $149.95 and the small one is $129.95. I would love one but just a bit steep for my small budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    Gee Rosyhf, was that a Bernina 930 i seen in your link? I have one of those that I bought 30 years ago and I love it. It's never had anything done to it and still purrs like a kitten and works like a workhouse. Thanks for the idea. I'm sure one or more of us are going to try it. :lol:

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    Really like them, but the price........

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