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Thread: Pre-wound bobbins

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    Question Pre-wound bobbins

    I'm doing a bit of on-line browsing today and came across pre-wound bobbins in a variety of attractive color tones. They seem awfully convenient.

    https://www.superiorthreads.com/shop...-set-2-pastel/
    https://www.superiorthreads.com/shop...-set-1neutral/

    I have a Janome 4800QE and have yet to see pre-wound plastic bobbins with 100% cotton thread. I'm kind of reluctant to use cardboard-sided bobbins and, besides, I really don't want to use poly thread in the bobbin if I'm using cotton thread on top. What has your experience been with pre-wound bobbins? Thanks everyone!! I'll be waiting to hear from you.

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    I'm curious too. I use prewounds all the time for embroidery, but not for anything else. the ones I use (NEBs) are poly and are a very thin thread (90 or 100??)
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    i have only used white. but i use them for piecing and for quilting on the frame. i like them
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    I admit I use them in my embroidery machine and in my sewing machine. I haven't had any problems with them. I bought them a few years ago on Ebay when the prices were still very reasonable so I stocked up. They have the plastic bobbin not the cardboard. I love the convenience of them.
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    I have a friend that likes them in her Janome Gem electronic version (forget what one). I have the regular Gem and they don't work in mine. go figure.

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    I use them all the time and love them. In fact, I liked Superior's Bottom Line pre-wounds so much, I switched to Bottom Line cones and now piece exclusively with it!

    Another benefit to those assorted donuts of pre-wounds is they're great for appliqué. The thread sinks into the fabric as beautifully as silk, but it's cheaper to purchase the bobbin assortment instead of many spools of silk.

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    Thank you so much for your input, Ladies. I appreciate it.

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    The only ones I have the thread was so poor it broke constantly - couldn't even use them to baste. So I won't use them again.

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    I have been told in quilting classes that one should NOT use pre-wound bobbins for piecing or normal sewing as the thread on them is not of the same weight as what you are stitching with on a spoil. They are meant to be used for embroidering.

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    i use them for embroidery they have much more on them than i can wined on the machine great for lace only ever used black +white---like the idea of using them for applique thank you pecish

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