Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Why Use a Thread Stand?

Have you noticed the experienced quilters around you using a thread stand and wondered why this notion is important?

Today we are going to share with you a little bit of thread education.



Thread on a cone is intended to come off the top of the cone, tension free. Thread on a cone should NOT feed off from the side. It adds too much drag to the thread. Thus adding to the term "What a drag".
We recommend using a heavy duty metal base thread stand that will not tip over during use.
Superior Threads offers a weighted, all metal stand, which is SUPERIOR to the budget plastic stands that can be found on the market.
You can find one HERE.
We'd love to hear your comments on why you use a thread stand, and how it has helped in your sewing experience.
Mother Superior and Bob have arrived today in Puyallup, Washington for the Sewing and Stitchery Expo. The show runs from February 26th- March 1st. Dr. Bob will be teaching seminars every day on Thread Therapy. Make sure to stop by our booth and say hello!
DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR OUR $100.00 GIVE AWAY. We still have 5 days left!

15 comments:

  1. I love using this thread stand. It's just the bomb. I never have to mess with adjusting for the size of the cone or spool. The thread never tangles going through the tension discs. And I can see if there is a knot coming. Of course, if I used only Superior thread, that would never happen.

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  2. I've ordered a thread stand and can't wait for it to arrive. I also ordered cones of Masterpiece for machine piecing since I'm tired of all those small empty spools cluttering up my sewing room. I'll find SOMETHING creative to do with them!

    Daphne Greig
    www.daphnegreig.com

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  3. Hey Bob and Heather,
    I bought my stand from you guys @ the Nashville show. I use it all the time and use Masterpiece thread. I have used a platic stand before and they are a pain. Now...if we could just get a bobbin to last as long as a cone?

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  4. Will you be at the show in Columbus Ohio in June? I remember seeing you there in the past. I will have to order a spool stand on pay day.
    Your thread is awesome and I agree with the others comments.

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  5. I got a thread stand from you in Paducah. It has been a lifesaver. Don't have trouble with my thread anymore. Amazing how such a simple device can make sewing/quilting a much more pleasant experience. Got a metal stand for my friend recently. She had been trying to use the plastic one and had problems. Pays to get the metal stand.

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  6. Looks like I'd better get me a thread stand! I'll put it on my list for the HMQS in May.

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  7. I've had a heavy metal thread stand for years and just love it! I cart it off to all my classes and sometime last year I lost the center thread spool holder. I've tried lots of replacements...i.e., wooden dowel, thermometer probe, etc. etc., and none of them really work. Do you have any idea where I could buy a replacement? Thank you!

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  8. I use my thread stand atop my LongArm just behind the oiling wicks. I no longer have issues with my tension. Nancy in Idaho affixed hers with Plumbers Putty. I don't know what my husband used but it is still there and standing tall.

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  9. I found your blog through Pat Slaon. Have heard great things about this thread stand. It's on my wish list.

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  10. I meant Pat Sloan, sorry for the typo

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  11. Those of you who have this thread stand mounted on your long-arm, could you post pictures? What do you use to mount it, I see that Nancy in Idaho used Plumbers Putty.

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  12. The thread stand is the bomb and I use it for many different things. I use it for couching threads when I am doing free motion couching. I use it for bobbin thread that comes on a cone so I can wind bobbins. I have even used it to sew or machine embroidery with large cones of thread. I am new to Superior Threads but so far I love them.

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  13. I started using my thread stand after you told me about it. We had a "what's your favorite gadget" day at my guild and I showed the thread stand.

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