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Thread: Easy Cone Thread Holder

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    Super Member Neesie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shana View Post
    lol I am cheap...er "frugal" thus resourceful lol why spend $7-$10 on a holder when you can use something 'free' and make it yourself Happy to share lol when my sewing table is put back together and I'm not ashamed to take pictures again I'll post a picture of mine lol
    Cheap . . . I mean "frugal" is GOOD! I've seen the cone holders and read about the cups, etc. but aside from being ch . . . frugal, I really don't want anything extra on my table; I have enough to knock over/off, already.
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    LQS told me a mason jar works too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieToQuilting View Post
    LQS told me a mason jar works too!
    That does work! if you aren't clumsy...I spent 90 minutes cleaning up the glass and stopping the bleeding lol that's when I came up with the coat hanger trick lol if you do use one I would suggest sitting on a piece of the rubberized shelf liner so it doesn't slide easily.

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    Here's another idea if your machine isn't picky!

    Save the empty container when you finish using up a larger purchase of C/DVD's. The spindle holds a large cone and the top becomes a trash bin.

    RECYCLE is the name of the game.
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    Thanks for sharing your great idea!

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    So simple, yet so PRACTICAL! What a great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    For the regular spools, my machine has a horizontal spindle, which turns the spool onto its side, feeding from only one end. Have been through many spools of thread and never had any problem with that, either. Guess time will tell, whether or not this causes a problem. So far, it's been working fine.
    I have 2 sewing machines, both of which have only a horizontal spindle for the thread. I would love to be able to use thread from the several cones I've bought to use as bobbin thread. Recently when I needed a particular color and only had it on a cone, I resorted to winding the thread by hand onto an empty spool.
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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing

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    If you are desperate the mayonaise jar beside the machine also works
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    I have a large coffee cup sitting behind my machine to put all those larger spools in and run the thread up and over the top of machine. I have no problems doing it this way when either sewing or embroidering.
    Judy

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    What a great idea!!!! Thank-you!

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