Echidna Control-a-Twist Thread Stand

Echidna Control-a-Twist Thread Stand

This is one gadget that is on my must-have list of top embroidery machine accessories.

On first glance, you might think it's no different from those thread stands you buy at the sewin store to use with larger cones of thread but there's one significant difference: the spool pin on this one telescopes.

Echidna Control-a-Twist thread stand

Why is that important? You can adjust the height of the spool pin to the correct height. Fully extended, it can prevet specialty threads (including metallics) from twisting and knotting—which can dramatically reduce thread breaks.

As you stitch, the thread is released from the top of the thread spool and curls itself around the shaft of the thread stand. From there is travels in an upward spiral motion resulting in a smooth, even feed to the machine.

With the Echidna Control-A-Twist it doesn?t matter what type of thread that you are using, or the spool size as it has an extendable shaft to adjust to the correct height.

Trouble free stitching every time!

Watch a video with Gary Walker, the inventor.

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If your local dealer doesn't carry these, order online from:

As I write this, this product is currently on sale at until 6/10/2009 for $15.96 (regular price $19.95). Aussies, become a Platinum Club member to get a discount.

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Lindee Goodall

lindee crafsy ovalLindee Goodall is a veteran master digitizer who's won awards for her beautiful designs, been a guest on numerous PBS sewing shows, written articles for a variety of home and industry related magazines, and is a Craftsy instructor.

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lindee crafsy ovalHi, I’m Lindee Goodall, a machine embroidery designer, digitizer, and educator  in Tucson, AZ.

It’s pretty accurate to say that I’m addicted to digitizing and I have a major fondness for cats, all things Mac, and Filemaker Pro. It’s my passion to help keep you in stitches—embroidery stitches, that is!


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