The next 3 stands are great for machine embroidery projects where you have many thread changes. They make it easier to place the needed threads within easy reach, placement order, and quick threading which speeds up the embroidery process.
Note the last stand in the above photo. It has a place to store hoops. This particular stand is probably used mainly for thread and hoop storage but as we all know, quilters are very resourceful and can adapt just about anything.
What are your thought on the matter of thread stands? Even if you don't do machine embroidery, having an extra stand can come in handy. I'd love to hear from you.