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Thread: Little Genie Magic Bobbin Washers

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    I have at least 15 machines and have never had the need for any product like that.. my machines and my stitching are great.

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    I'm with Candace on this. I've never had a bird's nest or eyelash so there's no need for one.

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    They are for fmqing and long arms.
    Got fabric?

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    I made my own out of silicone oven liner. I don't know if they help or not, but I haven't done much FMQ.
    :-)
    CAS

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    I have one in my Baby Lock Quilter's Dream and love it. Haven't had any "problems."
    I started using my Singer for piecing recently and forgot to use the genie. I noticed nests on my sewing; using the same thread as in my Baby Lock!
    They must be doing something!
    I have read that they last for a LONG time. I'm still using my first one. Just don't lose it when you change bobbins! They are tricky to find on the floor.

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    I use to use them in my Viking Designer SE just when it was set up to embroider - really made a difference! Then I tried them for all sewing in both my machines and I do feel there is a definite difference in the stitch quality especially when FMQing. I believe the quilting diva Sharon Schamber also uses the Genies. These may be just a specialty type of washer that might can be had via a local plumbing store (I'd heard this on another group but have not checked it out).
    Happy Seams to you, until we meet again!
    Ani

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    My LQS let my "try these out" during a class and I did not notice any difference.

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    There are 2 sizes they should be marked for domestic sewing machines (I believe 6942A) and there is a size that says for Long Arm machines. You have to be careful about that as the ones marked for LA are only for the LAs that have the larger bobbin - LAs with the regular size bobbin use the ones for DSM

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    Forgot to mention, these are not necessary for regular (straight) sewing but are intended to decrease the backlash that you get when FMQ. I do find them helpful for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnye View Post
    I have one in my Baby Lock Quilter's Dream and love it. Haven't had any "problems."
    I started using my Singer for piecing recently and forgot to use the genie. I noticed nests on my sewing; using the same thread as in my Baby Lock!
    They must be doing something!
    I have read that they last for a LONG time. I'm still using my first one. Just don't lose it when you change bobbins! They are tricky to find on the floor.
    I agree with Sunnye. They have helped me with my regular sewing and also with my quilting. Although I haven't gotten up the nerve to do FMQ, yet. That is on my to do list, when I don't have anyone else in the house to hear my comments to myself when I am not fast enough to keep up with the machine.
    J Kretz

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