Would you like to sew using a cone of thread rather than the smaller spools? It can be done! You don’t need to make any special stands or anything! Just use what you have!
I just used one of my Magnetic Clips from Harbor Freight!
I clipped one onto my horizontal spool pin and sat the cone on the table behind my sewing machine. It worked like a charm.
It also will work with your vertical spool pin holder. Just be careful to keep the thread away from the hand wheel so it doesn’t wrap itself around it.
I made this thread catcher/pin cushion bag while using the clip on my horizontal spool pin, and I had no problems whatsoever with obstruction of the thread path. I love using cone thread!
Amy, from the blog A Quilting Sheep, told me that she uses a clothes pin and puts the thread through the coil, so I tried it. It worked good on the horizontal spool pin, but it didn’t grip very well on the vertical pin. A few clothes pins would be easy to throw in your carry bag when you are going to join friends for quilting, and you could share!
Check out what Angie Padilla did HERE. How cool is that?!