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Thread: Anyone used a deelybob?

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    If you have used one of these, do you like it, does it work? Is it worth the $?
    http://www.deelybob.com/product.sc?productId=1


    Thanks

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    I just like the name :)

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    I use cone thread and a thread stand - save an empty cone or three and make your own 'deelybob thingy'....

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    i'm interested in knowing also. i'd also like to put large cones on my lizzie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    I just like the name :)
    Me, too! Sounds like so much more fun than what it looks like

    :roll:

    Seems like cones are kind of big too be sitting on top of the machine. If I was going to use one, I'd get one of the metal stands.

    A pretty one:
    www.connectingthreads.com/tools/Sara_ConeFlower_Thread_Holder__D71253.html

    A basic one: www.superiorthreads.com/shop/product/thread-standcone-holder

    I've also heard of people just setting it in a jar (big enough for it to sit down it) behind the machine.

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    Is totally useless. I had one years ago and was never able to use it. My son had a blast with it. Each piece of plastic is smaller than the previous one while you pull it up, and when I put a spool on it it would collapse again.

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    I do not need anything fancy, just handy to use. Read some where that quilt makers are using the bottom part of containers of 50 or 100 C Ds. It has a spindle to hold the cone thread and it is free. Always trying to recycle.

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    [quote=cabinqltr]I do not need anything fancy, just handy to use. Read some where that quilt makers are using the bottom part of containers of 50 or 100 C Ds. It has a spindle to hold the cone thread and it is free. Always trying to recycle.[/quote

    my son made me one out of a dollar tree paper towel holder
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    That is really cool. I love it when people come up with clever substitutes for quilting notions. Your son did a great job! Thanks for posting the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy

    Seems like cones are kind of big too be sitting on top of the machine. If I was going to use one, I'd get one of the metal stands.
    the king tut threads come on big spools and are cost effective that way, but i can't balance them on the spindle for the lizzie. other people have the same problem with their longarms. the ways it's set up, you can't sit the thread anywhere else and have it feed correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy

    Seems like cones are kind of big too be sitting on top of the machine. If I was going to use one, I'd get one of the metal stands.
    the king tut threads come on big spools and are cost effective that way, but i can't balance them on the spindle for the lizzie. other people have the same problem with their longarms. the ways it's set up, you can't sit the thread anywhere else and have it feed correctly.
    Butterfly, are those cone spools hollow?

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    yes, i believe so. i think they're plastic, like most of today's spools.

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    I don't have one, but that is a catchy name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Is totally useless. I had one years ago and was never able to use it. My son had a blast with it. Each piece of plastic is smaller than the previous one while you pull it up, and when I put a spool on it it would collapse again.
    Thanks, that's what I was afraid of. The thread stand gets in my way when quilting so I was looking for something to hold spools the size of serger thread spools (madiera).

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    Butterflywing, I was wondering if maybe you could fill that large cone with a styrofoam shape and then insert an empty spool of the size that actually works well on your Lizzie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinwinder
    Butterflywing, I was wondering if maybe you could fill that large cone with a styrofoam shape and then insert an empty spool of the size that actually works well on your Lizzie?
    Ohhh what a great idea, as soon as I find some styrofoam I'm going to give it a try! Thanks!

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    i tried that, but the spindle isn't tall enough and the da*n thing flops around and falls off, pulling the thread with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i tried that, but the spindle isn't tall enough and the da*n thing flops around and falls off, pulling the thread with it.
    Oooooh, I'm thinkin' that wouldn't make me too happy either...but I'd be for finding some way to reduce the cost of quality thread. I'm gingerly assuming that Lizzie is a Tin Lizzie...have you spoken with them to see if there are any modifications that they're aware of that work?

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    I have bought the larger thread "wood inserts" at a quilt shop but have'nt seen them anywhere else. Looks like a dowel with a hole down the middle...fills up the space so it fits good on the spindle. Does this make sense to you ?

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    I had to look at the link to see what you were talking about! Up here, a deelybob is something that you can't remember the name of! Related to a whatchamacallit.

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    butterflywing, i will get a picture for you guys, my friend uses the empty spool,and inserts inside the cone..i don't use that, because i have the cone holder..i want to say it is the spool off the small gutterman thread..will get a pic today, i have to go out anyways..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    I just like the name :)
    My first thought to the title of this thread was, "No, but I've used a thingamajig!" :lol:

    I use a canning jar with a wire hanger wrapped around the lip and twisted to make the loop for the thread. That obviously wouldn't work for actually on the Tin Lizzie. Good luck rigging something ladies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i tried that, but the spindle isn't tall enough and the da*n thing flops around and falls off, pulling the thread with it.
    I think this may work...she uses a regualr size thread spool, and uses a file to file down the top of the sppol, then sticks it inside the cone. she has this gadget on top of her little janome Gem. and it works perfectly!

    She collect threads old spools at garage sales..but she claims the inside spool comes out..although i couldn't get it out to show you more of the spool..sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i tried that, but the spindle isn't tall enough and the da*n thing flops around and falls off, pulling the thread with it.
    I think this may work...she uses a regualr size thread spool, and uses a file to file down the top of the sppol, then sticks it inside the cone. she has this gadget on top of her little janome Gem. and it works perfectly!

    She collect threads old spools at garage sales..but she claims the inside spool comes out..although i couldn't get it out to show you more of the spool..sorry.
    So cool! Thank you for taking the time to show us this. :D

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    i'll definitely give that a try.

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