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I wanted to use serger thread (some regular, some "fleecy nylon" that I think is like wooly thread) to finish edges on some stuff I'm making.
Problem is, I can't get the cone to fit on the spool holder on my machine.
I have a Babylock ElurePlus, and the spool holder is horizontal, and can't be raised to a vertical position. The second spool holder for twin-needle work is also horizontal.
How can I use this thread on my machine?
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I have a serger cone thread holder that sits to the side of my machine. The cone sits upright on a spindle and the thread goes up through a loop at the top of the holder and then threaded through the machine. I think I've seen them at joanne's but I think I got mine online. Do a search to see what they look like and maybe you'll be able to substitute something else.
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i'm no expert, but can you transfer the thread onto another spool or bobbin, and use that in your machine?

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I do this with Maxilock thread allll the time for diapers and covers. And I don't have anything special, I just sit the cone to the right a little and behind my sewing machine. It has always worked just fine.

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Stick the cone in an old spaghetti or mason jar just beside/behind your machine. Works every time.

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I use picture-hanging putty to secure the cone to my the regular thread spool on my sewing machine.

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I have always had tension troubles when I use serger thread in my sewing machine
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Thanks for all the input.
I bought a thread stand today, because even if the serger thread doesn't work, I've seen recommendations for using it with embroidery thread.
I ran out of time to test it out this afternoon, but when I finally do try it, I'll try to remember to post and let you know what works.
Orangefoot - thanks for the heads-up about the tension. I think I might need to use the embroidery bobbin case instead of the regular one.
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