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Thread: Thread cone question - sorry was in wrong topic before

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    Whoops I put this in the wrong topic - sorry I'm still new to this blogging thing.

    My DH bought me a thread cone holder for the large cones, but I don't know what kind of thread to buy or where to buy it. Should I get polyester/cotton blend or cotton for piecing and where's the cheapest to buy?

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    I use the cone thread from Joanns it is $1.99 I have lots of colors works fine for me I use it for my Embroidery Machine too. I use gray tan or white for piecing.

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    Watch for sales a Joanns. Sometimes it is $.99

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    connecting threads has a wonderful supply of great threads, very reasonably priced, lots and lots of colors, weights, types...another good source is Atlanta Thread company.
    i've been buying all of my thread from connecting threads for about 6 months and am so happy i found them. i used to have such a hard time with threads being horrible to work with for all kinds of reasons, tension, breakage, skipping...the list goes on..all of that ended when i found a source for quality thread :thumbup:

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    Can you use cone threads on or with regular machines?I would like to use the big cones,more ecomomicial[sp].

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Patches
    Can you use cone threads on or with regular machines?I would like to use the big cones,more ecomomicial[sp].
    I'd like to know the answer to this too...I am in need of getting some more basic beige for piecing and I am planning on placing an order with Connecting Threads. So would order a larger spool if that can be used.

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    I have used cone thread on my regular machine with no problem. You will need a thread holder, or put cone in a cup to keep it from falling off sewing area.

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    I keep the emty large cones to make angels. This is ther body.

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    Yes, you can use the cones on your regular machine. I don't use anything else BUT the cones!! That's why you have a cone holder......

    and the idea of making angels is a GREAT idea!!!!

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    Where is the best place to find a thread cone holder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    Where is the best place to find a thread cone holder?
    I'd be interested in knowing this too. I'd also like to see a picture of someones.

    Thanks.

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    My son made me this one from a paper towel holder that cost $1.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    Where is the best place to find a thread cone holder?
    I just bought one at JoAnns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    My son made me this one from a paper towel holder that cost $1.00
    That is a great idea!! Do you thread your regular machine the same way as usual?

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    When I took my first quilting class nine years ago the instructor said to use only Gutterman thread. I have, for the most part, but I've seen much better prices at Connecting Threads and other places. I'm ready to start using the cones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    My son made me this one from a paper towel holder that cost $1.00
    That is a great idea!! Do you thread your regular machine the same way as usual?
    Yes thread it the same way this sits behind my machine off to the right. You just need to go through the top hook to get it high enough so it doesn't pull. You can also place the cone in a cup or jar and use a cup hook on the wall behind your machine.

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    There are lots of manufacturers of 100% cotton, cone thread.

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    Is the the big cones like you use on a surger?

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    I have bought cones of thread at my local fabric store and Connecting Threads. They sit in a glass beside my machine and I have never had a problem using them.

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    Be careful where you place the cone holder so it doesn't get wrapped around the wheel of your machine. It cost me a lot of money because the thread got wrapped around my wheel and broke it. Be careful

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    I picked mine up at Hancock's. It was under $10.00

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    my janome dealer, told us during a class, that the best thread for quilting is superior threads, if you want a professional looking finish. The king tut egyptian cotton for quilting, and the Bottom Line for bobbins. I use a cheaper thread, polyester, for piecing. The superior is suppose to have virtually no lint. I just bought some, and haven't used it yet for quilting. I am going to though, soon. I have one top, ready to quilt.
    http://www.superiorthreads.com/?gcli...FeR65QodeXsRTA

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    I bought the cheaper lightweight cone holder at JoAnn's and really did not like it. It would bend and move and jerk the thread--seemed to throw off the tension. I would really suggest getting one of the heavier ones with the weighted bottom--I can't remember if I bought it from Connecting Threads or Clotilde. But I love it! I used the "put it in a cup" method, too, and that works too.

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    I have been using the large cones on my sm for a long time. I place it in a large travel mug, { or like the ones you get at hospitals} and place it behind my sm on the table.
    You thread your sm the same way. It works great.

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    Would someone be willing to take a picture of their cone in a cup/mug? I just can't picture it.

    Thanks

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