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amityjo
« on: February 04, 2008 02:05:06 AM »

Hi. I've just gotten my first sewing machine and am learning my way around it. I bought some thread this weekend and just discovered that the spools -- actually the cylinders -- are too big for the spool holder. GRRRRRRR!

My machine, a Necchi 215A-B-EU, is pretty basic and has only a vertical spool holder. The manual isn't particularly helpful -- less so for me because it's in Dutch -- and does not address this issue.

So is there any way that I can use these spools of thread with my machine?

Thanks for your help!

Amity
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ciarac
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008 04:56:04 AM »

I think what you need is a 'thread stand'.  I've never used one, but they look like they should work!

It's this kind of thing:

http://www.lordsewing.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=543

Hope this helps!

Ciara
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amityjo
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008 08:00:07 AM »

Ohhhh! Thank you!

I had no idea that such a thing existed.

Amity
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kiewiet
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2008 04:40:42 AM »

can you rewind the thread onto a spare bobbin? You may have to put the thread cone in a container next to the machine and run the thread over your finger (holding your finger about where the thread normally would be) before it passes into the bobbin winder tension thing. Dont run the thread through your fingers as it may stretch the thread. Then just use the bobbin in place of a spool of thread. I had to stick a bit of cardboard over the top of my spoolholder to stop the bobbin from jumping off if I sew too fast but it works for me
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008 08:06:17 AM »

I don't know if it would be cheaper than the suggestion ciarac had, but you could make a thread holder/stand.
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twylag
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2008 04:28:51 PM »

you can always rig one out of a coat hanger  .,. my mum does that when she gets the big serger spools for cheap.
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008 03:42:41 PM »

Or if you want to sew right away I got this tip from this months Martha Stewart- put the cone in a heavy bottomed mug behind your machine, thread the thread up past the spindle so it goes the same direction as if it were coming off a regular spool Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2008 04:13:42 PM »

Or if you want to sew right away I got this tip from this months Martha Stewart- put the cone in a heavy bottomed mug behind your machine, thread the thread up past the spindle so it goes the same direction as if it were coming off a regular spool Smiley
Since I couldn't quite picture what you meant, I looked it up.  After seeing the picture, it makes perfect sense.  It's such a clever solution, and I wonder why nobody had ever thought to tell people about it before.
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kiewiet
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2008 02:23:04 AM »

I love that Martha idea - I never have to wind bobbins again. Whoever came up with that was thinking out of the square!
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