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From: HeatherL
Date: 10-27-2005, 12:23 PM (1 of 5)
I assume that adapters MUST exist, but until I find them, I was wondering if anyone knew any tricks. Even the adapters that came with my machine (a rather old Toyota...this is my try-it-out model!) are too small...the thread cones that I buy just rattle around on the spindles.

I wrapped one in some fat rubber bands and that seemed to help, but I needed quite a few, and I keep thinking there must be an easier (more creative?) way...
User: HeatherL
Member since: 03-13-2004
Total posts: 102
From: GreenDragonLady
Date: 10-27-2005, 12:37 PM (2 of 5)
Can you turn them upside down? Sometimes that helps.
User: GreenDragonLady
Member since: 07-29-2004
Total posts: 495
From: Chrysantha
Date: 10-29-2005, 10:27 PM (3 of 5)
You can get thet 'non-skid' plastic (like for shelving, rugs, etc) and put some of that on the spool bed. You can get it almost anywhere....Wally World keeps it by the rugs and in the housewares/contact paper section.
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: woodywoodpecker
Date: 10-30-2005, 10:40 AM (4 of 5)
My serger came with the spindles that are like the spindle holders on a sewing machine but there are also some little plastic adapters that fit over the spindle and fit the bigger diameters of the cones. Perphaps if you went to a dealer of sergers you could get some of these adapters for your machine.I don't think they would be very expensive but sometimes when it solves a problem they are almost cheap at any price.
I had a foot pedal replaced on my sewing machine one time and to me it was backwards. I want mine like a gas pedal not the other way around, anyway I finally got some cheesed off at this pedal I took it into the shop yesterday and asked them to fix it with something else. It's likely going to cost around 40.00 but I'm so tired of trying to sew with this pedal when you can't really control the speed that I will seriously get another machine if something can't be done.
User: woodywoodpecker
Member since: 11-07-2003
Total posts: 242
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 10-30-2005, 07:28 PM (5 of 5)
My friend had that problem and she asked me what to do .. I turned it around backwards and now she has no trouble using it.. You just have to keep the cord out of the way..
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
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