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Old September 4th 12, 08:55 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:55:35 -0400, "Ron Anderson"
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"Craftsy" wrote in message
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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.


[snip]

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.


Ah well, I saw my cone holder on sale before reading this post. I got
a plastic-bottomed one. Well, I'll just have to live with it for now.
I got it on sale so it's not like I paid a fortune for something
flimsy. I could come up with a way to keep the base more stable if it
becomes a problem.

Thx.

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Old September 5th 12, 02:03 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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I'm not so sure she meant can't use in the physical sense. The serger
thread is so much more lintier, it will cause problems with lint buildup
if you're not careful to clean the bobbin area OFTEN. It can be used
for machine sewing, but is not recommended.
Gen

On 9/4/2012 3:52 PM, Craftsy wrote:
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.


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Old September 5th 12, 02:43 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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Craftsy wrote:
On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:55:35 -0400, "Ron Anderson"
wrote:
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.


Ah well, I saw my cone holder on sale before reading this
post. I got
a plastic-bottomed one. Well, I'll just have to live
with it for now.
I got it on sale so it's not like I paid a fortune for
something
flimsy. I could come up with a way to keep the base more
stable if it becomes a problem.


Two words: Duct Tape... .


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Old January 1st 13, 11:44 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machine hold thread cone?

replying to Craftsy , mauday1 wrote:
NoSpam 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?

Thanks. D




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I found a thread stand at my fabric shop in the notions department. It
consists of
a base that a rod screws into, the rod has a curved piece
at top with an eyelet that the thread runs through.
This sits on your table and you thread your
machine as usual.
I hope this helps.







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Old April 8th 13, 10:37 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machinehold thread cone?

On 05/09/2012 02:03, Gen wrote:
I'm not so sure she meant can't use in the physical sense. The serger
thread is so much more lintier, it will cause problems with lint buildup
if you're not careful to clean the bobbin area OFTEN. It can be used for
machine sewing, but is not recommended.


Not so sure about this. I use a good quality serger/overlocker thread
and have no problem. I've had more lint of Gutterman poly thread than
off my Empress Mills 120's poly. Gutterman SERGER thread is excellent,
mind.

When the plastic base of my cone holder failed, Himself glued the bits
into holes in a block of wood. Works a treat!

Gen

On 9/4/2012 3:52 PM, Craftsy wrote:
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.




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Old April 8th 13, 02:42 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
:On 05/09/2012 02:03, Gen wrote:
: I'm not so sure she meant can't use in the physical sense. The serger
: thread is so much more lintier, it will cause problems with lint buildup
: if you're not careful to clean the bobbin area OFTEN. It can be used for
: machine sewing, but is not recommended.

:Not so sure about this. I use a good quality serger/overlocker thread
:and have no problem. I've had more lint of Gutterman poly thread than
ff my Empress Mills 120's poly. Gutterman SERGER thread is excellent,
:mind.

Assuming your talking about spun poly thread, and not something like
'wooly nylon', serger thread is just thread. Small diameter thread, of
course, but still, just thread. It works just fine in most machines
(apparently some can't tension small threads well, but I suspect
that's user error.).

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Old April 8th 13, 10:42 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machinehold thread cone?

On Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:42:51 +0000 (UTC), David Scheidt wrote:
Assuming your talking about spun poly thread, and not something like
'wooly nylon', serger thread is just thread. Small diameter thread, of
course, but still, just thread. It works just fine in most machines
(apparently some can't tension small threads well, but I suspect
that's user error.).


Most of the common serger thread in the US is Maxilock, which is loosely
twisted spun poly Tex 27, and often lumpier than standard sewing machine
thread. I have an accidental comparison photo here, third photo from the
bottom: http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/22801244 The neon
green in the bobbin is Maxilock serger thread, which I wanted for high
visibility. The black in the needle is Gutermann Mara 100, tex 30, and my
usual thread these days. The light blue escaping from the accessory box
is the standard consumer "sew all" Gutermann polyester, tex 30.

I'll use Mara 100 on my sergers, but it's very rare that I'd consider
putting Maxilock on a sewing machine -- I can tell the difference between
stitch evenness. And yes, I do know how to tension a sewing machine correctly,
and match needle size to thread diameter.

(Mara 120, btw, is tex 25, and is also nice thread for light fabrics).

Kay

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Old March 24th 14, 02:15 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:40:42 PM UTC-4, 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?



Thanks. D


U can also just get a coffee mug and put it behind your machine and put the spool inside of it and just thread the machine the normal way
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Old April 3rd 15, 02:22 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machinehold thread cone?

On Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 7:15:28 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:40:42 PM UTC-4, 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?



Thanks. D


U can also just get a coffee mug and put it behind your machine and put the spool inside of it and just thread the machine the normal way


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OK, so you got a cheap cone holder... Now you just need to put the serger thread on a regular spool which is easy to do once you have this gadget...

Each Kit contains 1 E-Z Winder and 4 deep well spools.
http://www.darrsewnotions.com/products/winder.htm


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Old October 16th 15, 05:29 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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Default Has anyone ever MacGyvered way to have regular sewing machinehold thread cone?

On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:40:42 PM UTC-4, 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?

Thanks. D


I saw a real "MacGyver" way on pintrest they put the cone in a reusable plastic cup with a lid with thread coming out the hole in lid then thread the machine as u usually do.
 




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