|I like to purchase large cones of thread for both my serger and embroidery machine. These machines, of course are set up to handle the large cones. But I wanted to also be able to use these cones on my sewing machine, especially when I do decorative stitching, I wanted to be able to use my embroidery thread. This is the solution I came up with.
Using a 3/4" dowel rod I drilled a hole in the center of it, hole size big enough to fit on my sewing machine thread pin without hardly any slack. I cut the length at 5". This way my embroidery thread cones would be supported for the entire height, also with the embroidery thread I have to use extra support at the bottom, using a black rubber four prong support that came with my embroidery thread holder. The serger cones have a smaller center opening but they fit perfectly level with the top of the dowel rod.
Serger Thread on Dowel
Embroidery Thread on Dowel
Hope these pictures help.