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Thread: Joining the club of the empty bobbin

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    Super Member chamby's Avatar
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    Well ladies this morning I was working hard on the king size rag quilt that my son hired me to complete for a friends birthday. I was sewing very nicely on a long row thinking I was doing well. Well to my surprise when I reached the end to snip the thread. There was no bobbin thread. I had been sewing almost the entire row without the bobbin thread without noticing. All pins were gone and rows not sewn together. What a bummer. I had to re-pin almost the entire row and start over. I sure wish I had a red light or something to warn me of the empty bobbin. So I just stopped went to Hancock for sewing machine oil and thread. Then back home to clean machine and fill the bobbin to begin again.

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    lol...I did the exact same thing last night

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    Must be somthing in the air. I did that today.

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    I only did about half a row before realizing the bobbin was empty!

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    Some one suggested using a full bobbin in both the top and bottom of your machine. Thus, you would know when the bottom bobbin is getting empty by the bobbin on the top. Just a thought:)

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    I have done that too. I know its a bummer when you take it out and notice its not sewn. add me to the club too. Smiles to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chamby
    Well ladies this morning I was working hard on the king size rag quilt that my son hired me to complete for a friends birthday. I was sewing very nicely on a long row thinking I was doing well. Well to my surprise when I reached the end to snip the thread. There was no bobbin thread. I had been sewing almost the entire row without the bobbin thread without noticing. All pins were gone and rows not sewn together. What a bummer. I had to re-pin almost the entire row and start over. I sure wish I had a red light or something to warn me of the empty bobbin. So I just stopped went to Hancock for sewing machine oil and thread. Then back home to clean machine and fill the bobbin to begin again.
    I believe it!! Had only six inches to go and ran out of thread in the bobbin! Well, atleast it wasn't as tramatic as yours. However, a new invention must be out there to let us know when the bobbin is almost empty......come on inventors..... there is money to be made here with a patent!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Some one suggested using a full bobbin in both the top and bottom of your machine. Thus, you would know when the bottom bobbin is getting empty by the bobbin on the top. Just a thought:)
    I am going to try that today!!!

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    Another member here.... been there..done that.... and sit with my mouth agape for at least a minute or two! ;-)

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    Oh boy! I have done this many times...

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