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Old March 22nd 12, 02:13 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
BEI Design[_3_]
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?

Craftsy wrote:
A couple of years ago or so, I saw a sale for cones of
thread at a very good price so I bought a couple. I've
since never been able to figure out how to use them on my
regular sewing machine. When I went around Xmas to
fabric store, they told me that those were for sergers
and that I couldn't use them in any way on a regular
sewing machine.

Well, I've never been one to believe something can't be
done until I've exhausted all avenues. I _still_ may not
have figured out what I can do to use the cones on the
single slim spindle on my Singer but thought maybe
someone here had created something that would do the job.

I thought it couldn't hurt to ask.

Has anyone figured out anything that works?


You could try something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-921-Cone.../dp/B0019KDYL2

Either to hold the cone and then thread to the rest of the
needle-threading path, or to hold the cone and wind bobbins,
then use them in place of spools.

I have a couple like that, I use them when I need to use
serger cones on my Singer.

NAYY,

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Old March 22nd 12, 02:28 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
BEI Design[_3_]
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?



Craftsy wrote:
"BEI Design" wrote:

[...]

Has anyone figured out anything that works?


You could try something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-921-Cone.../dp/B0019KDYL2

Either to hold the cone and then thread to the rest of
the needle-threading path, or to hold the cone and wind
bobbins,
then use them in place of spools.

I have a couple like that, I use them when I need to use
serger cones on my Singer.

NAYY,


I KNEW it; I just knew there had to be something out
there, either that I could buy or make. I'll print that
page out and take it to that store to see if they sell
this type of thing.


Your local fabric store probably has them on the notions
wall.

Good thing I don't trust one
person's answer and let that discourage me g.


??? Perhaps you received a reply from someone in my
killfile, I did not see any other rely than my own.

Thanks! I also love the idea of going and going and
going without running out of thread, too!


You're welcome. If you sew lots of black, white, navy, and
red, serger thread probably works fine, although keep in
mind that it is not as high a quality thread as sewing
machine thread. Serger thread is manufactured with a
specific use in mind: Serging. ;-} And since serging lays
down three or four threads each pass, it has to be somewhat
less bulky than regular sewing thread.

I like to color-match thread to fabric as closely as
possible, so serger threads do not do for much of my sewing.

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Old March 22nd 12, 02:40 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Craftsy
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?

A couple of years ago or so, I saw a sale for cones of thread at a
very good price so I bought a couple. I've since never been able to
figure out how to use them on my regular sewing machine. When I went
around Xmas to fabric store, they told me that those were for sergers
and that I couldn't use them in any way on a regular sewing machine.

Well, I've never been one to believe something can't be done until
I've exhausted all avenues. I _still_ may not have figured out what I
can do to use the cones on the single slim spindle on my Singer but
thought maybe someone here had created something that would do the
job.

I thought it couldn't hurt to ask.

Has anyone figured out anything that works?

Thanks. D

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Old March 22nd 12, 03:19 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Craftsy
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?

On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:13:04 -0700, "BEI Design"
wrote:

Craftsy wrote:
A couple of years ago or so, I saw a sale for cones of
thread at a very good price so I bought a couple. I've
since never been able to figure out how to use them on my
regular sewing machine. When I went around Xmas to
fabric store, they told me that those were for sergers
and that I couldn't use them in any way on a regular
sewing machine.

Well, I've never been one to believe something can't be
done until I've exhausted all avenues. I _still_ may not
have figured out what I can do to use the cones on the
single slim spindle on my Singer but thought maybe
someone here had created something that would do the job.

I thought it couldn't hurt to ask.

Has anyone figured out anything that works?


You could try something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-921-Cone.../dp/B0019KDYL2

Either to hold the cone and then thread to the rest of the
needle-threading path, or to hold the cone and wind bobbins,
then use them in place of spools.

I have a couple like that, I use them when I need to use
serger cones on my Singer.

NAYY,


I KNEW it; I just knew there had to be something out there, either
that I could buy or make. I'll print that page out and take it to
that store to see if they sell this type of thing. Good thing I don't
trust one person's answer and let that discourage me g.

Thanks! I also love the idea of going and going and going without
running out of thread, too!

Cheers. D

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Old March 22nd 12, 03:31 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
David Scheidt
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?

BEI Design wrote:


:Craftsy wrote:
: "BEI Design" wrote:
:[...]
:
: Has anyone figured out anything that works?
:
: You could try something like this:
: http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-921-Cone.../dp/B0019KDYL2
:
: Either to hold the cone and then thread to the rest of
: the needle-threading path, or to hold the cone and wind
: bobbins,
: then use them in place of spools.
:
: I have a couple like that, I use them when I need to use
: serger cones on my Singer.
:
: NAYY,
:
: I KNEW it; I just knew there had to be something out
: there, either that I could buy or make. I'll print that
: page out and take it to that store to see if they sell
: this type of thing.

:Your local fabric store probably has them on the notions
:wall.

I thinkt the dritz stand to be flimsy and not worth the effort.
Putting the cone on the floor behind the table and using a couple coat
hangers bent ot have thread guide loops (and something to hold them in
place) works just as well.

: Good thing I don't trust one
: person's answer and let that discourage me g.

:??? Perhaps you received a reply from someone in my
:killfile, I did not see any other rely than my own.

: Thanks! I also love the idea of going and going and
: going without running out of thread, too!

ossible, so serger threads do not do for much of my sewing.

It's possible to buy general purpose sewing threads on large put ups,
not just serger thread. What you're likely to find in a typical
fabric store is serger thread, but there are plenty of sources for
other threads, too.

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Old March 22nd 12, 06:53 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
BEI Design[_3_]
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?

David Scheidt wrote:
BEI Design wrote:
Craftsy wrote:
"BEI Design" wrote:

:[...]

Has anyone figured out anything that works?

You could try something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-921-Cone.../dp/B0019KDYL2


I thinkt the dritz stand to be flimsy and not worth the
effort. Putting the cone on the floor behind the table
and using a couple coat hangers bent ot have thread guide
loops (and something to hold them in place) works just as
well.


I confess that, in order to answer OP, I googled for
"thread cone holder" and selected that one from several
hits, I have no actual experience with it. My cone holder
is very heavy duty, it came with a used industrial machine I
bought a few years back to do some upholstery. The machine
is long gone, I kept the cone holder.

--
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Old March 22nd 12, 09:42 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Kay Lancaster
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machinehold thread cone?

On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:40:42 -0500, Craftsy wrote:
A couple of years ago or so, I saw a sale for cones of thread at a
very good price so I bought a couple. I've since never been able to


Thread stand: http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=700
(and similar devices many other places).

Coathanger wire and a solid base.

However, examine the thread carefully -- is that really stuff you want to
feed through the tension on your sewing machine? Some is, some isn't.



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Old March 22nd 12, 02:55 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Ron Anderson
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?



"Craftsy" wrote in message
...
On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:13:04 -0700, "BEI Design"
wrote:

Craftsy wrote:
A couple of years ago or so, I saw a sale for cones of
thread at a very good price so I bought a couple. I've
since never been able to figure out how to use them on my
regular sewing machine. When I went around Xmas to
fabric store, they told me that those were for sergers
and that I couldn't use them in any way on a regular
sewing machine.

Well, I've never been one to believe something can't be
done until I've exhausted all avenues. I _still_ may not
have figured out what I can do to use the cones on the
single slim spindle on my Singer but thought maybe
someone here had created something that would do the job.

I thought it couldn't hurt to ask.

Has anyone figured out anything that works?


You could try something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-921-Cone.../dp/B0019KDYL2

Either to hold the cone and then thread to the rest of the
needle-threading path, or to hold the cone and wind bobbins,
then use them in place of spools.

I have a couple like that, I use them when I need to use
serger cones on my Singer.

NAYY,


I KNEW it; I just knew there had to be something out there, either
that I could buy or make. I'll print that page out and take it to
that store to see if they sell this type of thing. Good thing I don't
trust one person's answer and let that discourage me g.

Thanks! I also love the idea of going and going and going without
running out of thread, too!

Cheers. D


Be sure to get the one with the cast iron base. The plastic ones tip and do
not stay put well. I can supply it if you can;t find it local.

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Old March 23rd 12, 02:38 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?


I have a cone of thread dangling from my curtain rod, bottom up. Works
fine -- but my sewing machine happens to have a lever with a smooth
hole in it quite close to one of the spool pins.

I have also set a cone in a box on the floor and run the thread up to
the machine. The box makes the cone less likely to be knocked over,
and keeps the thread clean if I do kick it.

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Old September 4th 12, 08:52 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Craftsy
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?

On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:19:27 -0500, Craftsy wrote:

On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:13:04 -0700, "BEI Design"
wrote:

Craftsy wrote:
A couple of years ago or so, I saw a sale for cones of
thread at a very good price so I bought a couple. I've
since never been able to figure out how to use them on my
regular sewing machine. When I went around Xmas to
fabric store, they told me that those were for sergers
and that I couldn't use them in any way on a regular
sewing machine.

Well, I've never been one to believe something can't be
done until I've exhausted all avenues. I _still_ may not
have figured out what I can do to use the cones on the
single slim spindle on my Singer but thought maybe
someone here had created something that would do the job.

I thought it couldn't hurt to ask.

Has anyone figured out anything that works?


You could try something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-921-Cone.../dp/B0019KDYL2

Either to hold the cone and then thread to the rest of the
needle-threading path, or to hold the cone and wind bobbins,
then use them in place of spools.

I have a couple like that, I use them when I need to use
serger cones on my Singer.

NAYY,


I KNEW it; I just knew there had to be something out there, either
that I could buy or make. I'll print that page out and take it to
that store to see if they sell this type of thing. Good thing I don't
trust one person's answer and let that discourage me g.

Thanks! I also love the idea of going and going and going without
running out of thread, too!

Cheers. D


I bought one a couple of weeks ago on sale! I paid just under $8 plus
tax with regular price over $11 so was really happy. It works very
well.

It's a table-top holder that holds 2 large spools. I wish now that
there was a way to have bobbins last a long time, too, by having a way
to have access to more bobbin thread! g Ah well, at least now I can
take advantage of those large spools of thread.

Thanks!

 




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