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Thread: Bobbin Washers

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    Senior Member ploverwi2's Avatar
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    Can any of you tell me about the bobbin washers? It sounds like they are some kind of miracle for FMQ. What are them made of? Are they thick or thin or stiff or what? I don't want to spend money on them and find they do not work. Please help me out with your comments.

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    we just had this discussion last week i think, do a search for bobbin washers or bobbin geanies
    they're teflon but there are alternatives

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    I resisted buying them for a long time but finally gave in and it makes a big difference. It's a thin teflon washer.

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    I would love to try these. I have a question about what size I should buy for a DSM. On the Clothlide website there have two sizes, Little Genie Magic Bobbin Washers and Mega Genie Magic Bobbin Washers. I think I should buy little, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    we just had this discussion last week i think, do a search for bobbin washers or bobbin geanies
    they're teflon but there are alternatives
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-154392-1.htm#4253862

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    why not email the company and see if they will send you a sample it is worth a try

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    I got the Genie bobbin washers to use with my Bailey Home Quilter and love them. I have heard that Chuck, the owner of the company, says not to use them, but I find it makes the bobbins run smoothly and I have had no bobbin problems. So, I am SOLD on using them in my quilter. I see no reason they cannot be used in any machine.

    June in Cincinnati

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    I bought them, and to be honest, it made no difference in my FMQ. But, maybe that's just me. If you are interested, Sharon Schaumber has a you tube video you might find interesting:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdo_q...eature=related

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    On Ebay it says the mega ones are for the long arm machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ploverwi2
    On Ebay it says the mega ones are for the long arm machines.
    Thank you for your help. That's what I thought but I wanted to confirm it.

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