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Thread: More on bobbin winders

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    After reading all the dissatisfaction about Sidewinders, I thought I would share my thoughts. Several years ago I purchased a K-Kraft bobbin winder . It has been such a valuable tool for me. I use a lot of bobbins on my many machines and it does a nice job of winding a perfect bobbin. It is more expensive- $99 - but well worth it in my opinion. Here is the link:
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    I have the sidewinder and it works great for the Featherweight but not so much for my computerized machines.

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    Do you wind both L and M sizes? Looking for one to wind the M size for my Tin Lizzie.

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    I have the sidewinder and it works great. I have used it with my Kenmore/Janome machine. At the beginning of each quilt I sit and watch TV and wind bobbins for that project. I haven't used it for my Viking and I heard somewhere it wouldn't work well for it. Well my Viking Mega quilter will wind bobbins while I sew so I don't worry about that and soon I'll get my Viking #1 out of the shop and I'll try w/just one partcial spool to see how it goes. I also will wind old metal bobbins that I don't use any more w/thread for hand appliqueing; they are smaller and easier to take along with you.

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    I've had my Sidewinder since they came out and no problems with the Featherweight, Janome, Kenmore, Brother machines. My little nieces loves to wind bobbins when visiting...I must have 200+...lol.

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    I guess I'm just silly. I use my machine to wind them.

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    My sidewinder works awesome for all my machines but the Viking machine.

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    I have a Brother and a White as well as a Viking. I use the bobbin winder for all but for the Viking turn the bobbin over so it winds the other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cargeo
    I have a Brother and a White as well as a Viking. I use the bobbin winder for all but for the Viking turn the bobbin over so it winds the other way.
    I will give that a try.. Thanks.

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    If you purchase the PINK sidewinder, then put the green Viking bobbin on UPSIDE DOWN, it will work.

    Viking bobbins wind in the other direction.

    I have it and use it.

    Jean

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