Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Using Cone Thread on a Sewing Machine

I was searching for more thrifty ways (little or no cost) to use a cone of thread on a regular sewing machine, because I want to convert a local quilting group over to using cones of thread, instead of spools.  I found a new and awesome way, only using an empty bobbin! I found this blog post at Sophia’s Sundries. The photos are from Sophia’s blog post.



I tried threading one of my machines this way, and it worked! This should also work putting the bobbin on a vertical spool pin if your bobbin winder is on the front of the machine, as it is on some of the vintage sewing machines that I sew on sometimes. Please note, especially if you don’t read Sophia’s blog link, that the thread goes through the little hole in the bobbin before it goes on to the normal threading of the machine. That keeps the thread from wandering off to other destinations. Winking smile

Thanks Sophia! I’ll be using this trick myself!

Give it a try!



Linda Swanekamp said...

I sort of do this on my vintage Singer 301s and 15-91. I put a stack of two bobbins on the spool pin, the thread goes through the bottom bobbin. The extra bobbin keeps the thread from jumping around. I put the cone in a ceramic coffee mug to help it not wobble, get caught in any fabric as I am sewing, or get knocked over. Works well for me!

barbara woods said...

I set mine in a cup until just recently now I have a iron threader that I bought just for this

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm going to try this. I was doing some free motion quilting this week and kept having trouble with my thread. When I moved it to my machine, off the cone holder, it did better but still didn't flow smoothly for some reason. blessings, marlene

Hazel said...

Thanks Michelle I'll give this a try ,also thank you for the nice comment on my blog I'm still learning but I can see some improvement .


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