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Thread: Bobbin confession

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    Angry Bobbin confession

    I just have to ask...When you fill your bobbin, Do you stick the thread in the tiny whole on the top of the bobbin & hold it while it winds ? My shame is I just wrap the thread around the bobbin a bit until I can "take off" with it winding away. Sometimes I do it correctly but rarely. I've always done it that way ! do you share my shame ?
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    Sorry, I don't share your shame! I was taught to pull the thread thru the little hole and I just do it out of habit now! I've always been afraid my bobbin wouldn't wrap correctly or tight enough if I don't do it.
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    I used to pull the thread thru the little hole but not anymore. One time I did not get that leader thread cut close to the bobbin and it became tangled in the bobbin case. Since having to clean up that mess, I now wrap it around the bobbin and then wind. So, yes I share your shame.
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    I am guilty. there are times when I cannot get the thread through the little hole because I have benign tremors so I do wrap sometimes.
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    I never did that . I just wet the end of the thread , so it sticks to the bobbin , wind a few times manually then pop onto the winder.

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    Here's my confession. My (vintage) machine came with metal bobbins - the kind with four holes in the sides, three large holes and one smaller hole next to the middle that, I assumed, was for putting the thread through prior to winding. One day I was trying to thread it and getting a little frustrated since that little hole is so far from the edge it is hard to hit, when the light went on. Why was I going for the small, far away hole when the larger, closer holes would work just as well? I mean, when the bobbin starts to wind, the thread still wraps around the center - no matter which hole I use, right? I gave myself a dope-slap and have never bothered with that little hole again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Sorry, I don't share your shame! I was taught to pull the thread thru the little hole and I just do it out of habit now! I've always been afraid my bobbin wouldn't wrap correctly or tight enough if I don't do it.
    Same here and I hold on to the thread for a bit to make sure it doesn't tangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjaco View Post
    I just have to ask...When you fill your bobbin, Do you stick the thread in the tiny whole on the top of the bobbin & hold it while it winds ? My shame is I just wrap the thread around the bobbin a bit until I can "take off" with it winding away. Sometimes I do it correctly but rarely. I've always done it that way ! do you share my shame ?

    If I did what you do, I'd have the world's nastiest mess on my bobbin. Besides, it's so much easier than trying to wrap the thread.
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    I've always just wound the thread around the bobbin a couple of times by hand & then started winding using the foot pedal....never had a problem. This thread made me go look at my bobbins for the little hole. Surprise! There is one---guess I'll have to try it from now on.

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    When I got my new machine last week they told me to wrap. My manual says to wrap, so no more little invisible hole for me!
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