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Date: 9/11/12 12:48 PM

Ladies, I have a question. I'm taking The Couture Dress class on craftsy.com and I'm nearly finished. This dress requires a ton of hand sewing, which I'm really enjoying. My problem is, I'm keeping a spool of thread on my sewing table for the hand sewing and I'm wishing I had some kind of doodad to hold the spool so I can dispense the thread with one hand, without holding the spool. I'm thinking "nail in heavy block of wood" but I really don't want anything that rustic. Anybody ever heard of such a product? Am I making any sense at all? Thanks in advance for your thoughts and ideas.

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Date: 9/11/12 12:53 PM

The spindle of your sewing machine?

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Date: 9/11/12 1:09 PM

I'ts not close to my sewing table where I lay out my project for hand sewing. I need a separate entity. Not a big deal, just a convenience I would like.

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Date: 9/11/12 1:11 PM

Can you loop a piece of string through the spool and then hang it above where you sew?

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Date: 9/11/12 1:22 PM

That's a good idea and I've actually done that at my barn with paper towels. I used baling twine and was able to hang a paper towel holder. Unfortunately, my sewing table isn't near anywhere I can hang a string. I would take pictures but my sewing room is so trashed I'd be embarrassed. I blame Susan Khalje's dress class. teeeheeee

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Date: 9/11/12 1:35 PM

A cone thread holder?

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Date: 9/11/12 1:37 PM

I have something like what you're looking for- it holds a spool of thread, horizontally on a dowel, and also has a place for scissors. Can't remember where I got it though and unfortunately don't have a picture. I've seen lots of these sort of threadholders as something more decorative but they work for dispensing the thread too.

Joann's has this one: plastic tool/thread caddy. Kind of pricey but it holds everything in one place.

Look on Etsy or eBay and you'll find all sorts of new and old spool holders, thread caddies, etc.

Here's an interesting pillow sold at Newark Dressmaker Supply that holds scissors and thread and is designed to alleviate hand and shoulder fatigue.
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Date: 9/11/12 2:02 PM

What about poking a hole in the lid of a pill bottle. You can also make the opening with a heated awl.

Or, an unused pepper shaker, the holes are large enough for the thread to pass.

The container of choice could lay at your side or hot glued to a saucer.

Cute ideas here. I have a couple of those marked vintage. I guess that makes me vintage to!


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Date: 9/11/12 2:37 PM

Oh my gosh, lots of good ideas! Now all I have to do is pick one. I'm kind of leaning towards the gadget at JoAnn's, I wonder if they have it in the store or you have to order it. The cone spool holder is a great idea, too. Oh, the salt and pepper shaker I could use right now, I have some that I don't use. Thanks so much, y'all! I knew I came to right place to ask that question.

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Date: 9/11/12 2:38 PM

I just noticed that the JoAnn's tool caddy says Online only. That's ok, I still may order it.

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