Recently the Quiltart list got buzzing about a nifty product, the Martelli Kwik Spinner thread dispenser. It holds big cones of thread, turns on ball bearings for easy feed, is adjustable in height so the thread comes out just right for your sewing machine, and is heavy enough not to tip over if you run into it with your quilt. Don't you want one?
I felt very smug. Here's my Kathy Loomis thread dispenser. It works with any size spool or cone and feeds out at the right height (above the sewing machine).
holds two spools/cones at once!
Maybe if I tell you the price -- about 10 cents for two bulldog clips -- you'll want one of these instead.