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Thread: Heavy Metal Cone thread holder

  1. #26

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    My DH made one for me from a wooden plate from a craft store (Hobby Lobby?) It sits on a plastic turntable, but is heavy enough it doesn't move. He got 3 plant stakes (heavy wire) with loops at the top to hold flowers/ plants upright so they won't fall over, drilled holes in the plate & glued them into the plate. Then he lined up & glued wooden thread spools, with dowels stuck into the center of them, around the outside of the plate. He used a grinder on the thread spools to get the shape he wanted. I use it for my embroidery machine and it works GREAT! Description is not very good, so here are some photos.

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    Super Member weezie's Avatar
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    I ordered mine from a catalog. Now I see them in Joann's store all the time; I could have gotten one from there, with no shipping and handling fee, plus used a Joann's discount coupon. This is a direct "slap in the face" to my bargain hunting pride. I do use and like the spool holder, though.

  3. #28

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    Try checking at your local quilt shop. That is where I got mine.

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    Super Member azam's Avatar
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    My DH bought mine at an antique shop a few years ago when we were on vacation in Northern CA. It's made of iron and holds two large cones of thread. I love it! It's sturdy and I just love antiques. I use my plastic one when I go to classes since it's light weight.

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    Super Member Carol W's Avatar
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    Thank you for all the information on the cone holders.


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    Super Member GailG's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    thanks. i've asked my hubby before if he had some metal he could add to the base but he's never done anything.
    Ha! look what i found.
    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=700
    i have their catalog but didn't notice this one. mine is black plastic. I may call them and see if they can tell me more. it's not expensive. the flower looking heavy metal ones i found on Pauls' site are $40.00 and up.
    I have the heavy metal one as shown on the Clotilde site. Only, mine has the black base. I love it.

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