I don't use them often, when I do I pull the net over the spool so that there is a little excess on the BOTTOM of the spool. Then place the spool on the stand and tuck the excess under the spool so that the spool sits on top of the excess. This keeps the net from traveling up the thread and not doing you any good at all! I do not turn the top edge down, however I have seen that some do. I think I just want fast and easy, that takes extra time. I haven't had any issue with using it just like it is. I think usning them helps with some very new spools, some very slickery threads and metalics. I don't use them for everyday stuff. Special projects I take extra care so will pull one out, and use it over and over as I change colors. Hope that helps. Linda
I really don't use them
Thank you for your reply. I think I would like to try them if I can figure out how to properly use them.
Good question - thank you Bonnie.
I thought it was a question that I should have already known the answer to, but I feel better that our cute community has come to the rescue ! Thanks for your reply.
Bonnie, I use thread nets. Cut them so that it is as long as your thread holder. If they slip off , I put tape at the end to hold it in place. This works very well to ensure that the thread goes through evenly.
I use thread nets on all my embroidery (rayon thread) and they work wonderful. I fold them down on the end that goes on first (next to the machine) so the other end never gets in the way. They keep my thread from coming off to fast and getting tangled or hung up. Really hard to describe without showing and hope I'm not confusing you. Juanita
Thank you Jauanita. Do you leave the top of the net free or do you roll the edge a bit? How do you know when they are no good any more ?
I used to use them just for storage but found they get in the way sometimes and come off when grabbing the thread off the rack. I could use them on my 6 needle but don't really need them. Cut the net to fit the spool so the thread doesn't get caught when it is unwinding if you use it on the machine. I use Hugo's Amazing tape to wrap my spools so they don't unwind.
Thank you for your reply. I have a PR 600 and some of my thread is so slick that it slides off the cone. In some cases I would like to use them. I too have Hugo's tape.
Do I leave the top cut or do I need to roll it down so the thread does not catch in it ?
I use thread nets strictly for storage only. It seems tho my dog gets ahold of them and I find them all over the house!! Hugs, Mary
Thank you, I have never known how to use them, so my small collection of firm to soft nets is just that, a collection.
I have a few nets that came with the machine. I also got a few from the florise which are excellent for the minicones, and I need lots more of the net bags from tomatoes! They work great from large 5000 yd cones! I do not cover the top I put excess underneath the cone. I am working on a device to put my bobbin with the cone, which will solve my most pressing problem. Have fun LLDS!
Thank you for your reply. I too got some with my machines. I use vertical cones and I have had thread slip off the cones and I lost the whole cone. How are you supposed to use them ? I have seen pictures of the nets above the top of cones and below the tops of the cones. I am just not sure how they are to be used.
I use thread nets all the time....You must have a vertical thread stand and the thread must feed up through the top of the cone. It will not work if you are using a cone horizontally. Also make sure the net is pulled down, so the thread doesn't get caught on the edge of the net.
Thank you for your reply. I use all size cones. Are you supposed to roll the top of the net down so it doesn't get caught?
When I embroider the net usually ends up between the thread and the support above it. How do I prevent this from happening?
I only use mine going horizontally so I guess whatever works best for you.
I use my thread nets all the time but only for storage. I keep a thread net over each spool and it keeps the dust off and the ends from unraveling. I've tried keeping them on for sewing especially with metallics but it was an endeavor in frustration, soooo mine are strictly for keeping my threads from unwinding.
Thank you for your reply. I have used them for storage of large cones and mini king cones too. Right now, they are collecting dust in a pile. I would really like to use them as I use rayon, and polyester the most.
Good question. There must be something I am doing wrong; I slip it over my spool of thread and once I start embroidering it becomes tight and breaks. I have messed with it until I flung it across the room (or as far as net would travel) and said forget it. Sitting back and waiting for a cutie to come to the rescue. :)
i'm with you..
Thank you for both your replies, I will read on.
I was wondering if most people use these, or something else? I just leave my threads hanging and that's messy and sometimes a kitty will try to swallow thread and that's dangerous....
with out the nets, my thread gets caught underneath, I thought because of the concave area on the thread stand, so I put the clear plastic disc from the package of DVD+R and still so then I put a piece of cotton stabilize under the thread on top of the plastic disk and no problem is solved.
Thank you for your reply.
I will keep reading and others who want to know will learn with me.
That is a good idea about the DVD discs.