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Date: 7/13/13 10:22 PM

So I bought a couple of spools of Gutermann thread online, the last time I bought some I got medium large spools (1000 m) that still fit onto the thread holders of my machine. I thought that is what I was buying (although the price seemed a bit higher than last time), but instead a big box came with gigantic spools (5500 m). More thread is good, but the spools are about the size of serger thread spools and do not remotely fit onto my machine, so I need to get a thread stand or something.

Can anyone recommend a good brand or type of thread stand so I can use these huge spools? I see that wawak has some inexpensive ones, but I would like something sturdy because my cat likes to knock things on the floor...

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Date: 7/13/13 11:04 PM

I have the metal stand but there is another acrylic that seems really nice at the Superior Thread website. Superior Thread stands.
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Date: 7/13/13 11:21 PM

My old Pfaff is happy to have a basket or a heavy bowl (smaller diameter pan should work well too)set on the floor behind and just to the outside of the machine with cone thread setting in it. Primitive but functional.

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Date: 7/13/13 11:24 PM

I have the metal thread stand shown in the link above it. I highly recommend it.
It is very heavy and feeds the thread off well.
I also use it to unwind and measure spools of elastic, ribbon, etc.

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Date: 7/13/13 11:30 PM

I strongly encourage you to get a stand with a metal base instead of plastic. The plastic, if not placed correctly, will tip over, especially if you sew fast.

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Date: 7/14/13 0:00 AM

If you have an industrial machine shop around, they can sell you a table mounted thread stand. Assuming you don't want to screw it into your table, screw it into a board, and use that to keep from falling down. Cleaner's supply sell them, if you don't have an industrial shop around. They're cheap, less than ten bucks for a two cone holder.

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Date: 7/14/13 0:33 AM

I pushed my serger over close to the rear of the sewing machine and use the spool holder on it. Thread it through the thread guide on the serger and into your sewing machine.
Also have set the big spool behind the machine if the spool is big enough.

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Date: 7/14/13 1:03 AM

I have the heavy metal stand like in link above and love it for large cones. They are 8.99 at shoppersrule.com right now.

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Date: 7/14/13 1:33 AM

You could get a special one, I just like a plain metal one hook stand with a weighted metal base, those are about $16 tops I think.

You do already even have a thread stand though of sorts, it's called your serger :

So if you can set that to the right of your sewing machine, and just stick the thread on there, and up though it's telescoping thread guides and then over and into the sewing machine, that probably would work just as good or better than any single purpose thread stand too. Or at least until you got something else.

Also even a ceramic coffee cup with a coat hanger bent around it and sticking up above it makes a pretty good one too.


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Date: 7/14/13 4:18 AM

You can also set it in a wide cup, bring it up higher than your machine's first threading mechanisms and then down and across to begin threading. A hook on the back wall works or borrow the telescopic extension of your machine or another one set next to it.

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