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    Do you know what they are called.

    I don't know what they are called, but I am looking for a netting cover to help control
    the thread when it comes off the spool.
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    Thread nets:

    These are the smaller ones (I think) for spools here:
    http://www.the-quilt-rack.com/browse...rs/4,3565.html

    These are for cones:
    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...+value+pack.do

    (Or maybe they just stretch a lot - I've only used mine on spools.)

    They're available all over, made by a different companies.
    I've seen them in chain stores as well.
    Last edited by MTS; 11-16-2012 at 07:21 AM.

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    I knw someone who uses the cloth tubes (can't remember what they are called) that you can get as a medical supply. She cuts them to the size she needs and because they stretch they fit over the spools nicely. She says it is much less expensive and she thinks it works better.

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    Go to your local flower shop and pick some up for free. Several different types of flowers come with nets over them and they just throw them away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    Go to your local flower shop and pick some up for free. Several different types of flowers come with nets over them and they just throw them away.
    I went into our floral shops & they'd never seen or heard of flowers coming in like that.

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    Also called thread socks. I've found that Superior Threads has a good price for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    I went into our floral shops & they'd never seen or heard of flowers coming in like that.
    Unbelievable Floral shops that don't know what these are. I find it hard to believe they have never have run into flower nets

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    I've had cut flowers that came with thread nets on them (years ago; don't get many cut flowers these days!). Seems to me they are used on the more unusual (expensive?) exotic flowers to hold them together against damage until they get home. I'm not a flower geek, so I find it surprising a flower shop would have never seen them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    I went into our floral shops & they'd never seen or heard of flowers coming in like that.
    I believe thimblebug had never seen one in lobby area. Anyway I had never heard of thread socks until today. Do they interfere with speed of spool unwinding? Do you have to adjust tensions?

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    Once years ago I had nylon thread that kept slipping off the spool.

    I used a condom with the end cut off. It worked like a charm.
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    LOL!! You have me practically rolling on the floor laughing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    Once years ago I had nylon thread that kept slipping off the spool.

    I used a condom with the end cut off. It worked like a charm.
    LOL! I just spit my coffee all over the place! Sure wasn't expecting that.

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    Thread nets are used on cone thread. Here's a link to a picture, although the netting is more traditional sold in small pieces:
    http://www.amazon.com/Threadsrus-Thr...dp/B001U5A0Y0/

    Thread coming off a cone should be fed up (not from the side). Thread nets prevent thread from pooling down below the spool end and keep the thread feeding up smoothly.

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    Thank you all for the help
    Mary L Booth

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    I use thread nets on rolls of wrapping paper also. Mine also stretch to hold the batting/interfacing/what-have-you on bolts from the fabric store too.

    piney

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinecone View Post
    I use thread nets on rolls of wrapping paper also. Mine also stretch to hold the batting/interfacing/what-have-you on bolts from the fabric store too.

    piney
    What a great idea! I'm going to get some for wrapping paper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kateyb View Post
    I knw someone who uses the cloth tubes (can't remember what they are called) that you can get as a medical supply.
    There are a many kinds. The only one that might be inexpensive is plain stockinette. We use it for lining casts etc.. There some really nice stuff called Surgifix we used on the burn unit. It is like the netting only instead of being hard plastic it's soft like a cotton/spandex blend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    Once years ago I had nylon thread that kept slipping off the spool.

    I used a condom with the end cut off. It worked like a charm.

    LOL...good thing I wasn't drinking my diet coke! Hmmm, just have to ask...are they in fluorescent colors and other specialities!! Waaahhhhhhhhhh! Since I am a single Senior Citizen, I can just see my sisters and DDIL's faces when they looked into my sewing notions "stash"!! HeHe

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    Made me laugh so much.
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    Last edited by AnnieH; 11-17-2012 at 01:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Thread nets are used on cone thread. Here's a link to a picture, although the netting is more traditional sold in small pieces:
    http://www.amazon.com/Threadsrus-Thr...dp/B001U5A0Y0/

    Thread coming off a cone should be fed up (not from the side). Thread nets prevent thread from pooling down below the spool end and keep the thread feeding up smoothly.
    Actually this dunce here always thought that the mesh covers were used to STORE the thread to keep it from causing loose thread webs all over the place. My face is red!

    Still chuckling from the use of condoms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    Once years ago I had nylon thread that kept slipping off the spool.

    I used a condom with the end cut off. It worked like a charm.
    LOL! I just wiped up coffee from the front of my shirt, what a hoot

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    Got to show DH this thread. Anyhoo, I use knee high nylons that I cut off; used or new. Of course the used ones have been washed . Don't want stinky feet smell on the thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    Once years ago I had nylon thread that kept slipping off the spool.

    I used a condom with the end cut off. It worked like a charm.
    LOL, now that's what I call Safe Sewing

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    In a pinch, or if you are a long way from a place to buy thread nets, just take a nylon stocking and cut a hunk out and sort of measure how large you want it to be and cut off what you want and sew it to fit your spool of thread. It doesn't need to be really tight, just enough to control the thread as it comes off the spool. It works and is FREE!

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    I bought some years ago, and they were called thread bras. Creates an interesting mental image, doesn't it?

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