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Thread: How many bobbins?

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    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
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    Just curious how many bobbins you use in a day. I don't think my bobbins are any smaller than others, and I have emptied 11 bobbins in the last two day. This is on a Viking Mega Quilter. How many do you use?

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    Depends on how much I sew...how much I have to UNsew, and what kind of stitch I'm using - decorative and zigzags use more thread than straight stitching, so for piecing, a bobbin lasts a while. I don't do very intricate quilting yet, but the most I've used for that is five bobbins to quilt one double size quilt. I don't think I've ever used 11 in two days! lol

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    Yesterday I emptied 5 on my vintage kenmore doing fmq and 3 on my brother xr40 piecing.

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    You ladies must sew all day long. I've never emptied more than one or two a day. But I'm a part-time sewer, maybe an hour or two in the evening and one afternoon on weekends.

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    It's christmas time so I sew a lot, The rest of the year I sew much less.

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    I've never thought about it. Whenever I change a bobbin, I think, "Girl, you should design machines with ginormous bobbins. You'd be a billionaire."

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    I sew off and on between checking the computer all day. There isn't much else to do but clean house, and unfortunately I avoid it like the plague.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pookie ookie
    I've never thought about it. Whenever I change a bobbin, I think, "Girl, you should design machines with ginormous bobbins. You'd be a billionaire."
    You would be a billionaire, especially with longarmers. Nothing is worse than changing a bobbin in the middle of a run and having it mess up.

    I never thought about how many either, until now. I need to have the auto bobbin winder worked on, but don't have the money for the dealer to work on it. I have to wind my bobbins on a Brother machine, so I wound all of them I had at one time. I thought it would take a lot longer to go through them before I had to wind again. Was I ever wrong!!!

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    I go through a lot of bobbins of thread a day when I am sewing. I like to piece with my Juki but when I "fill" the bobbins they don't completely fill. Only about three fourths of the bobbin gets thread befoe it stops.
    I too would like to come up with an invention for using larger bobbins in our machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pookie ookie
    I've never thought about it. Whenever I change a bobbin, I think, "Girl, you should design machines with ginormous bobbins. You'd be a billionaire."
    I am still waiting for them to invent a bobbin-less machine... run the thread straight off the spool :D:D:D

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