As most machines do these days, mine picks it up when you start stitching. And when we (in class) were making our quilt tops, we didn't have to do anything with it, just sew.
When we starting quilting our tops yesterday, on each seam, the teacher had us manually pick up the bobbin. (Which made me crazy, as sometimes I had trouble with it). Why did she have us do this?
Thanks and sorry for the newbie question!