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Old 06-23-2017, 03:58 PM
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There is another post about thread stands just now, and it has me thinking. I have never bought thread on a cone, but I have thought about it more times than I care to admit. I imagine it feels great to not worry about running out of thread. However, what if I get a cone of thread and my machine does not like it. Thousands of yards is a lot not to like.

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Old 06-23-2017, 04:22 PM
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I don't use cones either. I have heard about setting a coffee mug behind your machine to allow the cone to move.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
...........However, what if I get a cone of thread and my machine does not like it. Thousands of yards is a lot not to like.
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Simple enough ..... buy the same kind of thread that you have used in a conventional spool.
It would be the same, so there should be no question as to whether you would like it.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:41 PM
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I love using cones... you never have to worry about running out. I use King Tut and Masterpiece by Alex Anderson. I have never had a problem with my machine not liking it.
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I only use cones for piecing, grey, beige, white, black & ivory. My Baby Lock & Elna both like it.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:51 PM
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I use cones almost exclusively, now. I like not running out of thread. Fortunately, my machine likes all thread
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:28 PM
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I buy the cones because the cost of thread is cheaper that way. My machines (2 Brothers, A Janome, Nolting and Singer) aren't picky. Connecting threads small cones are as good as Aurofil to me. I get the same amount of lint from both and the Connecting threads is way cheaper in cost and is a 50 weight. I do use Glide for quilting and then I use what is left on the bobbins to sew the binding.

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Old 06-23-2017, 06:33 PM
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I buy cones to use on my LA from Connecting Threads and also use it with my sewing machines to piece or sew.
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:38 AM
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when I use a cone, I put it in a coffee cup and run the thread through the end of a paperclip (taped to my machine behind where a spool would go) and then run it through my machine loops and such. Works good.
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:52 AM
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The only time I buy a spool is if I need a special color otherwise I use Connecting Threads cones in white, beige, black, gray, and surprisingly, red.
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