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Thread: How to make your own cone thread holder

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    yep. this is what I do too. works great - no wobbling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juniemoon View Post
    I just put a medium-sized spool on and then the cone spool over it. Does the job in preventing the cone from falling off when sewing.
    meant to quote juniemoon. my post might make more sense now. her resolution works great - no wobbling!

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    I use plastic bottles from water, pepsi, etc depending on size of my cone thread. I cut the bottom about 3-4 inches. I than place my cone in it. I take the top portion and I slide it inside the bottom piece also making sure to send my thread up to the top. I just sit it behind my machine and thread the machine.

    The large one to the left is from a 1 gallon water jug and the other is from a 12 oz coke bottle.
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    This was really smart using a CD holder. I use a coffee cup and then just bring the thread up and over my machine; no pins needed. I do this for embroidery and quilting/sewing. You could even glue something heavy to the underside of the cd holder and keep the spool part longer.

    I'm kind of confused about something. You say you are from WV but talk about having a cone holder shipped down. So, is your location not in the US. I'm from WV living in VA and was confused when you were talking as if you arent' in the states.
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    awesome idea.. takes a genius to think of it =) thanks

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    Great ideas. Thanks for posting.

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    Safety pin where? PLEASE post a photo....
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    I aw a good idea Saturday at our annual quilters workshop day. the lady had taped a safety pin to the door that opens on the top of her pfaff. She then sat the cone of thread on the table and threaded it through the non closure part of the safety pin and went on to thread her machine. ape the pin, clousre side to the door and leave the door open. What a cheap and good solution

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    Clever! I think most people have the CD holders these days, so it would be easy for everyone to make their own.

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    Great idea!!
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    I have the flimsy thing from Joann's It falls over easily, so I slipped a handful of washers over the spindle. Hasn't fallen since.

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    Many good ideas in this thread. Thank you.

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    I really like the one sold by Superior Threads. It has lots of options for different size cones and spools

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    I got the one from Hancock Fabrics and it works great...cheap too...

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    like your bottle idea as well. clever!

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