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    Cotton quilting thread

    I purchased the 100% cotton quilting thread from M* and the spool is too big to fit on my machine. Is there a remedy for this?? Picture attached. Dumb question maybe?

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    sigpicLinda :icon_wave:

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    Re: Cotton quilting thread

    You can use a stand-alone thread stand like this one, or some quilters place oversized spools or cones in a coffee cup behind their machine like this.

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      #3
      Re: Cotton quilting thread

      Originally posted by The_Last_Unicorn View Post
      You can use a stand-alone thread stand like this one, or some quilters place oversized spools or cones in a coffee cup behind their machine like this.
      Thank you, a paper clip and cup will work. Just not thinking clear this a.m. I've heard of this method that you can transfer thread from a big spool to a smaller spool that fits the machine. Have no idea how that is done.
      sigpicLinda :icon_wave:

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        #4
        Re: Cotton quilting thread

        Originally posted by The_Last_Unicorn View Post
        You can use a stand-alone thread stand like this one, [/URL].
        Make sure you don't get one with a plastic base. The first one I bought was from Joanne's and it was plastic and not very sturdy. The second one was heavy metal like a cast iron skillet. Does not move around!
        Vonnie

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          Re: Cotton quilting thread

          Originally posted by The_Last_Unicorn View Post
          You can use a stand-alone thread stand like this one, or some quilters place oversized spools or cones in a coffee cup behind their machine like this.
          The DIY is ok for an occassional project but the one with the metal base is very sturdy and doesn't move around. It also holds the thread high enough so it doesn't catch on anything and rolls off the spool nicely.

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            #6
            Re: Cotton quilting thread

            I love the stand alone I have with a metal base. So handy. I'd put it on my wish list :-) That and the 1/4" pressure foot I purchased not to long ago.
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              Re: Cotton quilting thread

              Originally posted by Vonnie View Post
              Make sure you don't get one with a plastic base. The first one I bought was from Joanne's and it was plastic and not very sturdy. The second one was heavy metal like a cast iron skillet. Does not move around!
              Pack the base with florists clay or modelling clay.

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                #8
                Re: Cotton quilting thread

                Mason jar works perfect.
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                  #9
                  Re: Cotton quilting thread

                  I tried the mason jar and coffee cup already and worked fine but then just bought myself a stand along.
                  Tracie

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                    #10
                    Re: Cotton quilting thread

                    I've had a separate thread cone stand for many years & wouldn't be without it. They work great. I bought mine at my LQS for ~$11.00.

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                      #11
                      Re: Cotton quilting thread

                      Originally posted by shirleyknot View Post
                      Pack the base with florists clay or modelling clay.
                      Now that's a good idea!
                      Vonnie

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