I don’t often write about gadgets, but when something helps me I like to pass it on. A while back I was given a “Specialty Thread Spool Pin Adapter” to try. I took it home, put it in a drawer, and truthfully forgot about it. Then recently I was vending at a show across from David (who invented the Thread Director ) and Gee Caulder and I remembered mine – in the drawer.
Now maybe you don’t have this issue, but I love to use Aurifil and silk thread when I quilt. The spools are small, and don’t fit well on the spool pin made for large cones. I have put spools under the spools to raise them, and I have attached a coffee cup to my spool pin to put the threads in. The solutions worked, but not ideal. So I attached the Thread Director. It’s easy to put on right over your spool pin with a plastic screw that is provided. Now I love quilting with my speciality threads even more. I had no thread breakage, and the stitches were beautiful.
What gadgets work for you?