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Thread: Junky bobbins

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    Super Member leatheflea's Avatar
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    I use an older model singer to quilt with. In the last few months I've been expanding my sewing and have needed more bobbins. Bought the singer brand, they catch and tug on the thread causing puckers. I know singer has went down hill in the last few years the machine arent the quality that they used to be, but they cant even get a bobbin right. So I went to joanns and bought another brand only to find that they too do the same thing. I can tell when I take them out of the package that they are lighter wieght and don't feel as smooth as my older bobbins. Any one else have this problem. Right now I have 3 bobbins that will not catch in my machine. So when I change color I take an old bobbin and wind the thread to a new bobbin so I can use the old bobbin. Very time consuming and frustrating. I've even tried smoothing out the new bobbins with fine sand paper. Cleaned and oiled machine thinking that was the problem. I tried plactic bobbins. Yesterday I just wanted to take a hammer to the darn machine. I have a new embroidery machine but I dont like using it for basic sewing. You know putting alot of milage on it may cause shop time and money. Up for suggestions. Thanks so much for any help.

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    I would suggest that you try Superior Threads pre-wound bobbins. I only use the bobbins that go with my machine for specialty threads, which is rarely.

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    I'd check your local second hand stores, Goodwill or Sally Ann to get some of the older style bobbins. It's amazing what shows up in these places. Older machines and all the related stuff regularly show up at the local second hand store in Guelph, Ontario. Many people just don't stitch any more and anything related to sewing seems to end up being donated when seniors down-size or move to nursing homes. Have fun hunting.

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    Check with Billy (lostn51)

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    I don't know if this would help, but I really like the Magic Genie bobbin inserts. It's just a like piece of teflon you drop into the bobbin case to prevent friction. They were invented by Sharon Schamber. I got mine online but if you live in a larger centre they are probably in the stores.

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    Singer has many different sizes of bobbins. You may have the wrong size. Not all fit in all machines. The 2 sizes that come to mind are 15's and 66's. Jo-Anns sells both. Good luck on finding the right ones.

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    With all the Singers I have, I have never run into this problem..

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    I agree, it's probably a size problem, even thi they look the same size they may not be. I had the same problem, I thought they were out of round! finally figured out that they're just a hair bigger.

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    What model Singer do you have?

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    my old singer uses metal bobbins only.

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