Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 34

Thread: How to get more thread on your bobbin!!!

  1. #1
    Senior Member donna13350's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    542
    Maybe you all knew this already...but I just learned something new! The little post that you push your bobbin into to get it into the wind mode? It is an elliptical shape, and if you loosen the screw and turn the ellipse so the narrowest part is next to the bobbin, you can get a LOT more thread on each bobbin! This has been great for fewer stops and starts with my embroidery machine and with FMQ-ing!! Now why isn't THAT in my owners manual?

  2. #2
    Senior Member donna13350's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    542
    Forgot to say to tighten screw after you turn the elliptical thingy!

  3. #3
    Super Member donnaree59's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1,442
    Needed this just yesterday. Had ONE seam left on a quilt top, ONE seam.... Had to stop and reload the bobbin... Almost got so aggravated I wanted to put it up, but didn't...

  4. #4
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,664
    Blog Entries
    2
    I'll check this out on my machines. Thanks.

  5. #5
    Super Member Melinda in Tulsa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Posts
    4,493
    Blog Entries
    62
    My Babylock Serenade really fills a bobbin to capacity. Sometimes I stop it early as it seems like it is getting too full. We can't win for losing can we?! :lol:

  6. #6
    Super Member bluteddi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    3,128
    My brother has a easily ( no screws to adjust) adjustable bobbin filler....... just a twist and it is set to fill alot of fill a little... TADA!!!!

    I love it and use it all the time!

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    961
    I cheat - I have 2 Juki's so I just wind bobbin on whichever one I'm not using.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Posts
    197
    I use sidewinder or another bobbin winder and will several bobbins at a time so I can just replace them and don't have to unthread the machine

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    1
    Thank you! I have been thinking of turning the ellipse, but feared I might throw off something on my machine. After turning the ellipse I have almost twice as much thread on the bobbin! Yea! Fewer stops on my next quilting project.

  10. #10
    Super Member chips88's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    kershaw,south carolina
    Posts
    1,280
    i have a sidewinder so i have bobbins at all times.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.