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Thread: Anyone have success using bobbin washers with plastic drop in bobbins?

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    Super Member pumpkinpatchquilter's Avatar
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    Anyone have success using bobbin washers with plastic drop in bobbins?

    I have been reading a lot about Little Genie Bobbin Washers and want to try them out to see if the improve the look of the back of my quilting. I'm using two machines for quilting for the most part, a Simplicity Quilter's Classic and a Brother SQ9050 - both with plastic drop in bobbins. Does anyone have experience using the washers in machines with these type of bobbins? I have read information on some sites and from some catalogs saying that they do, but I'd love to hear from someone who's actually tried.

    Thanks!
    Valerie Smith - Pumpkin Patch Quilter
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    I have used them with my dinky mechanical Brother with a drop in bobbin, and plastic bobbins. Truthfully, I can't tell a difference. The machine has a nice stitch without them even with FMQ.

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    Super Member pumpkinpatchquilter's Avatar
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    Thank you for your reply! I have a Brother also and agree it does stitch nice, though I do get some nasty stuff happening on the back when Free Motioniong. I'm hoping this might help....

    Anyone else try them?
    Valerie Smith - Pumpkin Patch Quilter
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    I have a Brother also but it does not like the bobbin washers. Thought they'd help with FMQ - what a mess! And the straight stitch got messed up as well.
    Pat from Texas

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    The owner of my LQS says NOT to use them, at least on the newer machines (mine is 5or 6 years old; it counts). She says the bobbin spins so fast anyway, that when you stop sewing the washers let the bobbin keep spinning. I had an awful mess in my machine and my stitches were messing up, especially decorative stitches. Now it's fine since I stopped using them.

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    They did not work for me in my Bernina.

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    They did work for me in my Janome 6600.

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    They work great in my vintage machine when I was learning free motion! This days I don't need them, but yes I do like them! I will always keep some available if need them! They do have help with bird nesting or back lashing!

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    I was told by babylock not to use them
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    For those of you told NOT to use them, did they tell you why?

    Thank you for all of your input!
    Valerie Smith - Pumpkin Patch Quilter
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