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Thread: How can I fit this spool on my DSM?

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    How can I fit this spool on my DSM?

    I use my icon, a 1958 Kenmore. It has a regular old fashioned metal pin to hold spools of thread. How can I use these types of spools? Thanks.

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    I would suggest you get one of the heavy duty thread holders that sit behind or to the side of the machine.
    http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Spoo...=thread+holder
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    Or sit it in a coffee mug behind your machine and thread as usual...
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    I'd rather not buy something new, can I really use a coffee mug?

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    Here's what works for me with cones and oversized spools. I put an eye screw in an empty spool of thread and put it on the pin. I then put the cone or oversized spool in a cup behind the machine and run the thread through the eye.

    I find it works better than the cone holders with the high thread arm for me.
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    Yes, coffee mug or glass tumbler. Something where the spool is totally inside the vessel and it's heavy enough not to tip. Place it behind your machine to the right, bring thread up to machine and thread like usual. YOu might need an additional guide (large paperclip taped to your machine).
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    That is so cool Belfrybat!! Thanks for posting the photo. A picture is worth a thousand words.

    Thanks too Princess.

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    Back in 2012 this was posted with pictures by Blackberry. Maybe it will help you.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...a-t197665.html

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    Thanks osewme. I'll check it out.

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    I use a tall flower vase works well with tall spools.
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    I was having that problem last week and came across this same suggestion and I used a tall mason jar.
    Worked like a charm!

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    An empty Aurifil spool will often serve as a holder for the larger spools with big holes, so you can put it on your machine in the usual position.
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    I use a quart jar to put the cone in, run the thread straight up through the thread antenna and thread as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    Here's what works for me with cones and oversized spools. I put an eye screw in an empty spool of thread and put it on the pin. I then put the cone or oversized spool in a cup behind the machine and run the thread through the eye.

    I find it works better than the cone holders with the high thread arm for me.
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    I Love your idea!!!
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    Me too! Great tip!

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    I put the spool in a tea pot, run the thread through the spout and set it behind my machine. It works great for me.
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    I tape an extra large safety pin to the back of my sewing machine, and thread it through the eye. It keeps it from getting drag. I just set the cone behind my machine, don't even put it in a mug. I find this works best for me.
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    What clever ideas.

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    Yes, I agree that you folks have come up with some pretty ingenious ways to use those large spools of thread. Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    Here's what works for me with cones and oversized spools. I put an eye screw in an empty spool of thread and put it on the pin. I then put the cone or oversized spool in a cup behind the machine and run the thread through the eye.

    I find it works better than the cone holders with the high thread arm for me.
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    Wow..lol..pretty cool..you rock..
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenmoreGal2 View Post
    That is so cool Belfrybat!! Thanks for posting the photo. A picture is worth a thousand words.
    I agree. I bought a couple of those thread holders and they never were able to keep the thread in the grove. This is such an excellent idea!! THANKS
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    I love the coffee cup idea...how very clever...thanks for sharing

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    To keep the thread in the groove....wrap a rubber band around the end of the large triangle shape loop and then thread thru ....like you would the eye of a needle...works well...thread never comes out...

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    I also use a large cup or glass behind the machine and thread as usual. it works very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenmoreGal2 View Post
    I use my icon, a 1958 Kenmore. It has a regular old fashioned metal pin to hold spools of thread. How can I use these types of spools? Thanks.

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    try the thread cone holders. https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...stand&tbm=shop

    http://www.superiorthreads.com/produ...-thread-stand/
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