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Thread: question about thread net

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    I know what a thread net is and does, but never used it before. I am using Mono.Poly monofilament thread and to keep it from getting knoted up and just unraveling I want to use a net, but my instruction booklet does not give instruction on loading it on the spool, I put the net on but the thread keeps knocking the net off. Do I put the net on before I thread my machine, or after . Can't seem to figure it out. thanks for your help.

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    Put the net on, and pull the thread out of the TOP, through the big hole, Voila!

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    Thanks Pam, That seems to work. Doesn't the simplest things seem to stump us?

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    Had me stumped also :shock:

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    I also have put unruly thread in a coffee mug behind the sewing machine. That extra travel distance between the table and first thread holder seems to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning
    I also have put unruly thread in a coffee mug behind the sewing machine. That extra travel distance between the table and first thread holder seems to help.
    I bought a huge cone of med gray thread, long staple cotton and I keep in a mug behind my machine and use it for all of my piecing. A lifetime supply of piecing thread for about $6.
    Tons cheaper than Coats and Clark, and no more 30 mile one way trips to Walmart for neutral thread!

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    Alright, I'm going to show my ignorance. I've never heard of a thread net. Is it like a hairnet for spools of thread?

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    A hairnet for thread is a pretty good description!

    Another way to use them if they keep riding up:
    Don't trim them, stuff one end DOWN through the hole in the spool and then open the end as it comes through and pull it up over the thread. The other end will stick up from the middle of the spool. Now put it on your machine and the net can't get free and dance around the room.

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    renee, if you have gotten flowers with the little net that covers them, to keep them from getting messed us, those are the same things, and are very handy for cones of thread, those tend to slip down and the thread gets tangled underneath.

    So Ladies, if you get flowers for Mother's Day, keep the thread nets! They will last longer than the flowers.

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    Thank you so much for the info! I've learned something new today!

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    Don't put monofilament ino your bobbin, it can make a mess.

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    I had never heard of thread nets before this post. I want to try one.

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    Ok, how do you get it to stay on when using a horozonal position? Mine keeps sliding off!

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    Cutting the thread net about 1 3/4 the length of your spool and then threading it down the hole should leave enough in the hole to hold the net in place. Does that make sense? I can take a picture if it doesn't.

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    Thanks everyone for your much needed help. I tried all the suggestions and they all work. I was using the mono in my bobbin because I ran out of cotton, It hasn't caused any problems so far, but maybe I need to be safe before I'm sorry and I need to make a trip to the fabric store, Oh what a burden haveing to go to the fabric store!!! AS IF!!!

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    I can use mono in my Elna bobbin but not the Singer. I didn't play with the tension when I tried on the Singer so it may work and I just didn't know enough back then. The Elna is a no fuss, no muss type of machine so when the Singer throws a hissy fit--I usually just switch machines.

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    Funny me, I just thought thread nets were to put on the spools for storage. Never had a reason to use them during sewing.

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    Mono stretches and may wrap around the bobbin case. It can really mess up a machine.

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    something I use instead of the thread nets are cut off tops of socks where the ribbing is and slip that over my spool of thread seems to work as well or maybe better then thread nets. So get your old socks has holes in them cut ther top goes up your leg of the width of your spool thread and slip over your spool of thread. Hope this makes since.

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