Sewing Machine Tips: Determining Which Spool Pin You Should Use

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Is your top sewing thread breaking too often? Are you getting tangles or knots in your top thread? One reason could be that you aren’t orienting your thread spool in the right direction. There’s a reason that sewing machines come with both vertical and horizontal spool pins. Join Laura Stone Roberts to learn the secret of why this is and learn how to determine for yourself which orientation to use with any given quilting project.

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7 Responses to “Sewing Machine Tips: Determining Which Spool Pin You Should Use”
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    • Ella

      Linda, I have seen articles like this before and it’s really not that cut and dry. The method shown by Laura Roberts is a much more accurate way to determine whether or not to use the vertical spool pin or the horizontal one. Thanks for this great video Laura, it was very helpful and informative!!

  1. Marlene

    This was very helpful. I’ve been sewing for years and did not know this about the different threads. So glad I watched this!

  2. Susan

    Thank you. It explained a lot to me. I have a machine now that has both Horizontal and Vertical THread holders. 🙂