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Thread: nylon net stocking thingy for thread spools

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    Super Member GrannieAnnie's Avatar
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    The other day on one of the quiliting shows, I saw a gal slip a net thingy thru the center of a spool of thread and then back up and around the spool to keep the thread from falling off. (clear as mud??)

    It's a net kind of like a veggie might be covered in in the produce department.

    I need something like that for my invisible polyester thead. It always falls off the back of the spool and hangs up on the thread spindle.

    I know it ought to be easy to find a lot of places, but right now I'm not coming up with where.

    Know where to find some?

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    I surfed and found this video as you can make your own

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-qAO2ALyEM

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    They're called thread socks. Dritz and W.H. Collins makes it. You get a 20" length and cut to fit your thread spools. It really helps to keep the top thread flowing smoothly. :thumbup:

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    That's a neat idea, Craftybear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I surfed and found this video as you can make your own

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-qAO2ALyEM


    Thank heavens! You understood what I was looking for. At least I know the name, now. THREAD NETS or THREAD SOCKS. I don't wear panty hose so I might just look for some at Joanns.

    Thanks again!

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    If your local grocery store carries fresh flowers, they will give them to you free. Just ask them. If not pm me. I have a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    The other day on one of the quiliting shows, I saw a gal slip a net thingy thru the center of a spool of thread and then back up and around the spool to keep the thread from falling off. (clear as mud??)

    It's a net kind of like a veggie might be covered in in the produce department.

    I need something like that for my invisible polyester thead. It always falls off the back of the spool and hangs up on the thread spindle.

    I know it ought to be easy to find a lot of places, but right now I'm not coming up with where.

    Know where to find some?
    PM me, I sell tons of them...very inexpensive too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eva Knight
    If your local grocery store carries fresh flowers, they will give them to you free. Just ask them. If not pm me. I have a few.
    Thanks, I'll ask!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    The other day on one of the quiliting shows, I saw a gal slip a net thingy thru the center of a spool of thread and then back up and around the spool to keep the thread from falling off. (clear as mud??)

    It's a net kind of like a veggie might be covered in in the produce department.

    I need something like that for my invisible polyester thead. It always falls off the back of the spool and hangs up on the thread spindle.

    I know it ought to be easy to find a lot of places, but right now I'm not coming up with where.

    Know where to find some?
    PM me, I sell tons of them...very inexpensive too!


    Sounds like deal. Keeps me from running around a store looking for where they might be stashed.

    How much?? And how many? The money will be in the mail as soon as I get your info!

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    I buy them where you in a long strip from Brewer and cut them to size. But that is a great hint to pull it from the middle. It would be more secure!

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    If you go ask a florist, they will give them to you for free. (at least here they do!)

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    I found some at Joann's but haven't seen it since...It's great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    If you go ask a florist, they will give them to you for free. (at least here they do!)
    what are they 'called' at the florist? thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAQUITA
    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    If you go ask a florist, they will give them to you for free. (at least here they do!)
    what are they 'called' at the florist? thanks,
    bloom nets

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    if you google thread sock, there is a place called the thread exchange that sells thread sock for $1.99 a yard. works great on cones and large spools of thread. for the smaller spools, I run a seam at mid point and cut the excess off. Then fray check it.
    www.thethreadexchange.com

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    I have a few but only was using them to keep large spools of thread from unraveling when not in use, didn't know that they could also be used to keep thread feeding nicely when sewing = you learn something new everyday.

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    I got some from the grocery florist. They saved them for me and had so many they threw them away. The next week, they had a whole bunch more. FREE

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    Quote Originally Posted by May in Jersey
    I have a few but only was using them to keep large spools of thread from unraveling when not in use, didn't know that they could also be used to keep thread feeding nicely when sewing = you learn something new everyday.
    The reason I don't use my invisible thread more often is because the blasted stuff slides off then wrong end of the spool and wraps around the spindle. Thread socks are the ideal solution! And my hubby thinks the TV is the great wasteland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    The other day on one of the quiliting shows, I saw a gal slip a net thingy thru the center of a spool of thread and then back up and around the spool to keep the thread from falling off. (clear as mud??)

    It's a net kind of like a veggie might be covered in in the produce department.

    I need something like that for my invisible polyester thead. It always falls off the back of the spool and hangs up on the thread spindle.

    I know it ought to be easy to find a lot of places, but right now I'm not coming up with where.

    Know where to find some?
    if you go to your local florist and ask them to save you the nets that cover their roses, they usually will and these will work nicely.

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    I am so glad someone asked about the "net" that came with my machine, which I had absolutely no idea how to use. Thanks. ;)

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    I use the pony tail hair bands to keep the thread from unwinding.

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    i have never heard of such a thing, but now that i have, i will be trying to make some, or buy some....thanks for the 'thread' on thread...(LOL)......gina

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    I too got hundreds of them from our local florist. shared them with gals in out quilting group. finally had to tell the florist to stop saving them as we all had enoug to last for years. she was glad to recycle as they just got thrown away.

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    Your local flower shops get a type of these that are perfect for all your threads. I used to get them regularly. The florist told me they came in on the flower buds to keep them protected in shipping. I never had to pay for these as the florist was happy to recycle.

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