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Thread: bobbin winder. Is it worth it?

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    if you want the absolute best bobbin winder (and made in the USA) check out http://theeasywinder.com/
    I have the Sidewinder deluxe and the standard result is uneven, not tightly wound, and unusable. My quilting machine came with a professional winder but bobbins for regular sewing machines don't fit. The Easy Winder gives the same result as the professional winder. It does require a thread stand or you can buy the Universal Stand with the Easy Winder. Check out the videos on the site. The gentleman who handcrafts the winder has a great sense of humor. He shipped the day I ordered and the winder arrived in 2 days (from FL to WA)
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    My husband bought me one but I dont like it. Make sure you can use it with your bobbins.
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    My machine fell out of it case and broke the winder off so now I need to get one. I am glad to get the replies that I can also read.
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    I had read someplace that my Husqvarna green bobbins won't work on it & I wondered if it has something to do with the fact my machine has the sensor to let you know when the bobbin is close to empty? I should check back into this because the machine really does not wind a bobbin nicely. Just watched the little video posted above on the Easy Winder.... and of course.... my bobbins don't work on it either
    Last edited by thimblebug6000; 12-29-2011 at 07:45 AM.

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    I really like mine. The tension is adjustable so you get the bobbin wound properly..they don't adjust automatically!! The less expensive model that's been available for several years doesn't fit all bobbins, I know the Pfaff vision ones don't work with it, but I thought the new "improved" (more expensive!!) version was revised to accept the bobbins the old model wouldn't. Don't know for sure though. Since I take my machine with me to classes or mystery get togethers, I like to take many prewound bobbins with me so I don't waste time I've paid for to wind bobbins!! When I think of all the gadgets I've wasted money on..well at least this is something I still use

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    I like mine. At first I didnt', but it took me a little bit to firgue it out, what I expected out of it and what it will do, now I use it all the time. Mine works for my old vintage bobbins as well as my janome's. So yes I do like it!

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    I have the one from JoAnn Fabrics that I bought with one of my 50% off coupons. It was not the most expensive ones but it does the job well. I use it for 3 types of vintage Singer bobbins plus my newer Elna and Singer. Yes, it doesn't fill completely on its own but I just push the button and hold it in till it fills each well. I love it because I can fill several bobbins as I start a project and it takes just seconds to refill rather than fill up bobbins on "whoops, it is empty" and have to refill then. I believe my winder was like $20.00 with the coupon. Just make sure your bobbins will fit on it.
    Last edited by QuiltingHaven; 12-29-2011 at 08:55 AM.
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    Love it, love it, love it!! And mine is the original cheapie model. It has idiosyncrasies but I just work around them and bless the job it does for me.

    Wouldn't it be nice if all the machine manufacturers could agree to make just one style/size of bobbin! "Huge" would be good!
    Last edited by Kitsie; 12-29-2011 at 10:35 AM.
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    I like mine.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    bought one and love it....alas, it doesn't work for ALL sewing machine bobbins!
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