Friday, August 31, 2012
So I researched my options and found out that I definetly need to go with large spools. I order my Isacord from IMachineGroup.com The shipping isn't cheap (it's the actual shipping price, so it is fair though, I'm just used to cheap shipping), so I usually get 10 at a time, and it is the best price per spool (with shipping) I've found online. (Have you found a better deal?) Without shipping, a 1000 m spool of thread costs $3.25 (a fantastic price, btw). But a 5000 m spool- it costs $6.95! It would cost $10 more to buy that much thread if I only bought the small spools. But large spools, well, they don't fit on the machine.
Enter a solution. The spool stand! Again, I'm cheap. I looked at those and they seem to range from $15 to more than $50! The cheapest ones had lots of bad reviews about them being tipsy, the most expensive are decorative, and the one I decided I wanted is about $25. Now, $25 buys a lot of fabric. I didn't really want to spend that.