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Posted by: Janie Viers
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Posted on: 11/20/04 9:55 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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I was desperate for a way to make the thread spool off the cone or spool more easily without worrying that the spool would fly off the top of the holder when I ran bobbins. I put an old empty and dented bobbin on the thread holder and then stuck a straw through it. The bobbin spins really well to keep the spool from "dragging"and the straw keeps the spool from spinning off, or as in the case of the 1,000 yard threads, keeps them spinning smoothly!

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Janie Viers said... (11/23/04 5:41 PM) Reply
have a few 1000 yard mini cones of Gutterman thread that are too big to spin smoothly and the bobbin acts as a little bearing to keep it moving.
SewVeryTall said... (11/23/04 2:31 AM) Reply
I use a straw on my sewing machine spindle for cone thread too, and it really helps. I don't understand why you need the bobbin, though.
Astrostitcher said... (11/22/04 8:08 AM) Reply
Thanks Janie! That's the kind of tip I love - efficient, low cost and inventive.
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