Monday, December 8, 2014

Thread Guide

Dear Readers,

Saturday we had our annual Possum Town Quilters Christmas Party.  It is always a really nice party with fellowship with my quilting sisters.  We do a pot luck, and play a couple of games and show any completed projects from that month.  

We exchange one small hand made object and one dirty santa gift.  I had covered another board, like I did for my ironing table for my dirty santa gift and made a thread guide for my handmade gift exchange.  

To make the thread guide, used to hold large thread cones or any other thread option that won't fit on the machine I looked on line and found some samples.  I came close to following this blogger's suggestion for making it.  I made a few adjustments.  I cut the board 4 x 4, just as she did.  I also used a skewer like she did for the spool holder.   I then spray painted it black.  It took about 3 coats.  The wood was a little rough on the bottom so I glued a piece of upholstery fabric to the bottom.   I drilled a second hole in the base for the coat hanger wire I was using to guide the thread.  I glued it in place and then twisted it just a little different front the blogger.  I put a loop right above the spool to make the thread come straight off the top and then a loop a couple of inches over that would be over the machine.  

Other than the time for the paint to dry between coats, it probably only takes about 20 minutes of work.

On my way home from Columbus, it was nearing sunset.  The sky reminded me of the of the skys in the mountains during Thanksgiving.  The picture doesn't do God's handiwork justice...but it made me think of the mountains, which made me think of my girl and her friends.  Good times.


  1. Very good job Terry, and a must for me.

  2. What a neat idea. I just love my thread holder/guide. I'm sorry I had to miss the meeting/party and all the good fellowship.