I loathe buying thread. I’d rather buy fabric. And I always always seem to run out of thread at the worst times…like when I’m in the middle of quilting and my nearest Joanns is out of the white Gutermann thread I love (which is always). So last time I was there I bought one of these biggie spools. Not sure what the real name is…so we’ll go with "biggie spool".
I didn’t really think about the fact that it doesn’t even fit on my machine. So it has been in a bin for 3 months…until I learned this slick trick from my local Bernina man (sorry Bernina man…I don’t know your name).
I cut off one end of my spool of thread (mine was a 1000 meter spool…but I think smaller would work too). I used a hack saw to cut it off….it looks really crappy but it works. Just make sure not to cut your fingers off please.
Then stick it into the biggie roll and voilà! You’ve got yourself a nice big roll of thread that fits your machine and cuts down on all the thread buying. Love that.