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    Sewing Tip

    Know how those big'ol thread cones are a pita to use as your mail spool. Well I figured out that a Bic Pen sheath fits just tight enough over my bobin spool winding axle (Not sure the right terminology there) but I am then able to slide the whole cone over it and use the whole cone, instead of re spooling it to a smaller one.. I don't need to make a makeshift cone holder out of wire and it seemed to work fine for my last Frankenstein UQ.

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    Having trouble understanding this one. I'd like to see a pic. I have taken an empty bulk CD spindle and set my cone over that. Actually I had trouble with the thread getting caught underneath so I inverted the cone and have had less trouble.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Scroll down to see a cone holder http://www.speerhammocks.com/Products/Supplies.htm
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    I know about that one.... just to lazy to make it full bore and too cheap to buy one. It's the setup RTR I am having trouble picturing.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    I know about that one.... just to lazy to make it full bore and too cheap to buy one. It's the setup RTR I am having trouble picturing.
    I think he is talking about extending the bobbin spooling shaft (?) and setting the spool over the extension.
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    I use corresponding colored threads for whatever material I am sewing so I buy the 3 inch large spools (not cones). I buy most of my material from OWF and they are pretty good about having the thread colors I need and my spool rod is long enough for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    I think he is talking about extending the bobbin spooling shaft (?) and setting the spool over the extension.
    Exactly. All I am doing is moving the Cone from the normal place you attach your spool to the bobbin spooling shaft. And all I do to the bobbin shaft is add the Bic pen sheath so it has more axle than before.

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    Can't wait to try this - I've made a cone holder from wood and coat hanger but it's still a PITA sometimes.
    Thanks for the tip.

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    Hey JayS I grew up in Roxburry NJ. We are kinda long lost neighbors. Kinda!!! Your right outside of Summit correct? Hope the tip helps ya. Worked like a champ for a few projects so far.

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    So how do you wind your bobbin if you've got that there instead? Where do you put your thread then?


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