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.
Thanks Sophia! I’ll be using this trick myself!
Give it a try!