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    Why do you need to do that? There is a holder stand so you can use cone thread with your sewing machine maybe that's what she's talking about. I think I got mine at Jo-Ann's

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    Coats and Clarks new spools have a top that lifts up and the thread start is under it. When done sewing just slip the end under the top to keep it from unwinding.
    These are just regular looking spools not the cone type.

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    Check out this popular quilter's thoughts about serger thread. ( I think Bonnie Hunter has the best quilt website on the web)

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2009/...-thoughts.html

    Her website:

    http://quiltville.com/

    I use a tread stand for cone thread. It's very heavy and wont' tip over. The plastic ones are not worth messing with.

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    Is it the E-Z Winder Kit?

    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?code=235959

    I remember something called I think Doodlebob? that will rewind too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    this is good info. I have a serger, and sombody? TY, was saying that colors are not as plentiful, they're right, and maybe I could get serger size cones of all cotton online, but not in stores.
    anywho, gonna start using the smaller spools on serger, cause they are less expensive and I don't use the serger as much, unless making a garment or tote or something. kids love it though. wheeee! :D
    I use the serger for the Kaye Woods 6-hr. quilt. Just have to adjust the stitch a little. (I have a dinosaur serger that still works well, but doesn't have the new features).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan F
    Why do you need to do that? There is a holder stand so you can use cone thread with your sewing machine maybe that's what she's talking about. I think I got mine at Jo-Ann's
    I have both stand was plastic and was very bendable. I guess it is personal preference. I prefered the Spool Tool. My sister got the stand that was metal and she has no trouble with Hers. For me the Spool Tool was the answer.
    BillsBonBon

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I was told not to use the serger thread from a cone for regular sewing as it is not as strong ? Was I mislead ? What do you think , is it possible to use serger thread for regular sewing ? Thanks for the help?
    I have used serger thread for regular sewing and quilts for YEARS. It is strong, but it is not SO STRONG that it cuts into cotton fabric. As a matter of fact, those bags of used clothes my daughter brought to me last summer included a bunch of quiltie fabric I sewed with serger thread into dresses for my GD when she was a toddler (she's now 16). The seams were as strong as the day I sewed them! I know, because I had to 'unsew' them before I could make them into quilts. And none of the seams had ripped the fabrics. They had been washed so many times that the fabric had begun to fade. Now that's a good test of thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    My machine wont use cones and I just use Coat and Clarks with the pop up top and have no problems. I bought cones when I first bought my machine and it was a mess trying to use them so I gave up and just use regular thread and it works fine.
    I have a H Viking Sapphire 830 machine.
    I dont use the cheaper thread without the pop up top like you get at Walmart.
    THere are several ways to use serger cone thread with a sewing machine. Turn it upside down on the spindle on top of the machine. Better, use a stand beside your sewing machine. CHEAPEST: put the cone in a coffee mug next to your machine, thread it through a binder clip (like we use to clamp our quilt tops down when we layer them) clipped to the top of the machine and then through the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpspeedy
    I have both. I got them through Nancy's Notions. I once worked for a Bernina Dealer who also did alterations and custom dressmaking. We often used the bobbin one on our serger when we were doing an alteration or small job. It allowed us to use regular thread rather than having to open a large serger spool that we may not have any more use for in the future. While there is a lot of serger thread out there the colors are not as plentiful. The only problem with serger thread in the sewing machine is the additional lint. Make sure you clean your machine often when using serger thread for regular sewing or quilting.
    You're right about the lint from SOME brands of serger thread. Maxi-thread is better than most. Coats and Clark regular thread is also full of lint. I clean my machine every time I change bobbins, because I don't want lint to build up.

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    I have had my serger E winder for several years and I got it at Nancy Notions and have seen it several other places. It works great unless you used different machines to wind as each machine takes a different rewinder bottom. The spools are special spools that you wind onto. I have seen then at some Hancock's stores also.
    Serger thread is only 2 ply and sewing machine thread is 3 ply. That is why serger thread is thinner and not as strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    Coats and Clarks new spools have a top that lifts up and the thread start is under it. When done sewing just slip the end under the top to keep it from unwinding.
    These are just regular looking spools not the cone type.
    OMG, I am so dense. I didn't realize the top lifts up. I got out one of my spools and lo and behold, it does. Silly me.

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    Thank you Joannes. I have several cones I bought and cannot use so will try the coffee cup idea. Also have those useless binder clips so will use those too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    My machine wont use cones and I just use Coat and Clarks with the pop up top and have no problems. I bought cones when I first bought my machine and it was a mess trying to use them so I gave up and just use regular thread and it works fine.
    I have a H Viking Sapphire 830 machine.
    I dont use the cheaper thread without the pop up top like you get at Walmart.
    THere are several ways to use serger cone thread with a sewing machine. Turn it upside down on the spindle on top of the machine. Better, use a stand beside your sewing machine. CHEAPEST: put the cone in a coffee mug next to your machine, thread it through a binder clip (like we use to clamp our quilt tops down when we layer them) clipped to the top of the machine and then through the machine.
    Whoa!!! That is one neat idea with the binder clamps,wish I knew about before I spent my money. But I do like the spool tool.
    BillsBonBon

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