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Re: preventing thread from unraveling 15 Aug 2014 11:46 #120792

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for bobbin, little and normal spool, average cones : I use little attachs for poneytail : they are smooth, and I find it in big boxes for few euros (so few dollars) and with all the colors I can match with the thread color
for bigger cones I use another type of attach for poneytail that are larger, finer and resistant
try it, Worth the price and solve my problem definitively
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Re: preventing thread from unraveling 13 Jul 2010 15:18 #48026

I know Superior Threads does sell them, I just purchased some at their booth when they were in Overland Park, KS at the Machine Quilter's Show.
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Re: preventing thread from unraveling 13 Jul 2010 07:12 #48014

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I'm pretty certain that Superior Threads sell something like thread socks that has been mentioned before in this post.


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Re: preventing thread from unraveling 11 Jul 2010 18:28 #47962

I use Hugo's amazing reuseable tape, It came on a 50 foot roll and is 1" wide - I have cut strips from it (less wide) to fit on bobbins as well. I purchased it from a LQS about 3 or more years ago, I'm still on that first roll and it lasts cause it is easy to reuse.
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Re: preventing thread from unraveling 11 Jul 2010 15:46 #47953

I use a product called Marathon Incredible Tape. Comes on a 50 ft roll for around $11.00 CAD. It has static cling, no glue, 1-1/4 inches wide and is reusable. A 5" piece fits nicely around the Robison Anton spool with a little overlap for it to stick to itself. Many more uses described on the packaging. I love it!!
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thread socks 29 Mar 2009 20:55 #33832

JoAnne, the thread socks I bought are labeled that and are available at Hancock's here. I have also gotten them at JoAnne's and I think they are available at some quilt shops. Hope you can find them, they are great. Ann
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29 Mar 2009 20:22 #33830

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I was watching a video online somewhere yesterday and the lady on it said she uses a finger bandage type gauze that is a tube to keep her thread from coming off the spool. She just cut off pieces from the roll of gauze. Sorry I can't remember who it was and I haven't tried this yet but I thought it was interesting anyway. Karen
Lyndhurst, Ohio USA - East Side Suburb of Cleveland, Ohio
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29 Mar 2009 18:38 #33826

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I'll remember that the next time I get roses..... :?


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Spool coverings 29 Mar 2009 11:23 #33823

I have also been told that you can use the netting that comes over roses when they are delivered to pull over your cones or you can use the cut & seal plastic wrap - just cut the size you need.
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28 Mar 2009 20:05 #33818

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I'm glad you posted that, Ritzy! I had heard that tip before, but never tried it. I have some vinyl that I'll cut up tomorrow!! WHOO-HOO!


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28 Mar 2009 13:02 #33814

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AND when all else fails--go to the hardware store and buy some vinyl table covering. It is not too expensive and you can cut it in strips to go around you thread for sewing--it sticks to itself so you don't have to worry about any adhesive on your thread.
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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28 Mar 2009 07:47 #33811

The new and improved Coats and Clark thread also has the tops that open to hold the thread ends.

I use the mesh on my large cone spools since they don't have any place to hold the thread end.

On occasion, I've put a small plastic bag over the spool and held it with a rubber band.

I've also heard of wrapping a small piece of cling wrap around a spool.

Sunny and finally warmer in western NY. Nancy
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28 Mar 2009 06:38 #33808

I use a bit of blue painter's tape to tame those loose ends on cones that don't have slots for holding the ends. I always keep a roll in my sewing room.

Maggie in E. Central Illinois
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Re: unraveling thread 28 Mar 2009 01:05 #33802

snowplow3840 wrote:
But if you are using a thread that doesn't have that system, there are "thread socks" --kind of a plastic mesh that you can cut into various lengths depending on the size of your spool. I use those on threads that like to unravel easily.

Ann, I am intrigued by the "thread socks" you mentioned. Do you know where we can get those?

JoAnne
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