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    Has anyone used a flying geese ruler and it is worth it? or just another thing to throw in the drawer...also thoughts on using sidewinder bobbin rewinder would be appreciated. Thanks so much all!

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    Are you talking about Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper to make them? Lots of love for them!

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    the bobbin winder doesn't work for all the bobbins for different machines, I wouldn't buy it

    not sure on the other ruler

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    What is this????


    Quote Originally Posted by ToucanSam
    Are you talking about Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper to make them? Lots of love for them!

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    I bought a bobbin winder. I thought it was an impractical thing, but I bought it anyway. It turns out, that I love it. I have an older machine, that doesn't do a great job on winding bobbins, and it's great for that. I bought the better bobbin winder from Joanne's with a 50% coupon. I like it because it has a telescopic arm that you can wind bobbins from a large cone of bobbin thread. I don't think the simplicity one has this. I wish my BBW had a variable speed control. It winds very fast. I prefer a bit slower wind.

    I would not buy a flying geese ruler. I use the no waste method that makes 4 geese at a time.

    http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf

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    That's pretty much the same as Joan Hawley ruler/method. I have hers and it's easy to use. I like it.

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    I bought a Sidewinder on sale. Just thought I would try it. I love it. I wind my Juki bobbins while I am sewing so there is always a bobbin available.

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    I like Eleanor Burns's flying geese rulers.

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    What I learned from this:

    The flying geese need to be trimmed - almost like my HST units need to be trimmed - in order to be "good enough"

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