I usually stick to black and white when it comes to serger thread, but I had a small project that needed a little pzazz. The Toldi-Lock thread was half off at Joann's, so I decided to invest in one spool of aqua colored thread. The problem is, I needed three spools of thread for a rolled hem stitch. Luckily, I found a sweet tip from Jen at My Measuring Tape who found herself in the same predicament a few years ago. She suggested using toilet paper rolls as spools and attaching them to hand mixer beaters for a quick spin. I don't have a hand mixer, so I used a drill instead.
Tape the toilet paper roll to the turny part of the drill. (Yep, I use pretty technical terms.) If it's not a perfect fit, just make sure the end of the roll is tight to the drill.
Spin the thread around it a few times with your hands:
Set your serger spool on the ground and hold the drill on a table:
Turn the drill on and help the thread on to the spool with your other hand:
I saved myself six bucks! Yeah, baby!