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Thread: Cone thread

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    Senior Member stefanib123's Avatar
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    How do I use the big cones of thread on my regular sewing machine? I've ordered some, but I've never used them, so I was wondering if they will fit on the thread holder on my machine?

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    Sit it in a coffee cup next to your machine and see if that works. Anyway that's what I would try.

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    Generally, you will have a stand that sits behind your machine that you place the large cone thread on and feed it thru your machine. Stands are available thru Clotilde and others, very inexpensively.

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    So, I can buy a stand for it?

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    Cjomomma, that sounds like what I'll try!

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    I use a Dritz stand like this one:

    http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_1...0070926x00003c

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    They have one at Joanne's and it is about 7$, and I used the 40 off.

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    I use a thread stand, but I don't use the cheap Dritz one. I use one similiar to this one from Clotile's. http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?...a=thread+stand
    It is cast iron and much better. It won't bend and doesn't tip over.

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    Or you could get a really pretty one like this ...
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    I would, if I had the money.

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    I use the Dritz one and I like it - never tips and thread doesn't tangle - guess it would depend on how you position it behind your machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by costumegirl
    I use the Dritz one and I like it - never tips and thread doesn't tangle - guess it would depend on how you position it behind your machine.
    I just like the cast iron. I can take it with me and I never have to worry about bending it. I took a Dritz one and bent it way out of shape. It is just personal preference like most of what we purchase. There is little difference in price so I bought the heavier one.

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    I bought a paper towel stand at dollar tree and my son made me one,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I bought a paper towel stand at dollar tree and my son made me one,
    Very cool and very inexpensive.

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    I use a small empty spool and put that under the cone. The spool rotates but the cone won't wobble off the machine. A cheap way to get the job done. Try it.

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    I used a old paper towel holder with an old wood thread holder(?) I guess and a metal coat hanger soldered to edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Granna of 5
    I used a old paper towel holder with an old wood thread holder(?) I guess and a metal coat hanger soldered to edge.
    Awesome idea! I have the stuff to solder, but I am not sure how safe that would for me to do it...

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    The smaller spools I put in a coffee cup or mason jar. The big spools I just set behind my machine. Works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubblegum0077
    I use a small empty spool and put that under the cone. The spool rotates but the cone won't wobble off the machine. A cheap way to get the job done. Try it.
    A lady at JoAnn's told me she does that too. She is a tailor at a dry cleaners.

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    These are some really neat ideas. You all are so resourceful.

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    I bought a holder from Joann's years ago, and it still works great! Use a coupon, and it is inexpensive! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Cjomomma, that sounds like what I'll try!
    The thread need to come off the TOP of the cone - therefore, yo need the stand that pulls the thread UP and then it can feel to the machine

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    Didn't know I could use the cones. I will do the coffee cup thing or a mason jar one. Sounds good to me.

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    Buy a quality thread holder because buying cone thread will save more then the thread holder will cost.

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    gosh you guys are great thinkers :thumbup:

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