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    Just had to share this tip


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    Yes, such a good idea.

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    ​Interesting tip but I just load extra bobbins for a big project.

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    That is a good idea. Especially for the vintage machines that don't tell you when your bobbin is running low.
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    I really like this tip. You could be sure you had the same amount of the same color thread
    or even if your using two colors bc sometimes your backing color is different, you know
    by the top bobbin how low the other one is. Thank you!
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    Interesting idea. I just slide my plate and peek to see how low I'm getting. Then I just pop in another bobbin. My lighting is a clip on, super bright, goose neck Ott light, so I have to remove it to thread my machine. Your idea seems much simpler!

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    Good idea! Thank you for the pointer.

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    Wow a great ideal
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    That is a good idea. I use another method. When I am going to load a bobbin I pick a spot about two feet from the end of the thread and mark it with a marker. As I am sewing, when I see that mark I know I am close to the end of the bobbin. I use a Frixion pen to mark the thread with and it just goes sway with a touch of the iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post
    That is a good idea. Especially for the vintage machines that don't tell you when your bobbin is running low.
    I agree. My old Singers have small bobbins.
    Great tip, thanks!

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    If your machine spins, jerks, or pops the bobbin used as top thread, try using a tool called the Bobbinator. It is made to use bobbins for top thread. Cool notion.

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    Pretty clever idea. I also like quilterpurpledog's idea of marking a spot on the bobbin. Of course, that would mean I'd need to see the mark.

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    Now, that is a good idea. I once sewed a whole WOF seam without thread because for some reason my machine did not beep.

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    That's really a good idea! Thanks for letting us know about it!

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    At first, I didn't understand this idea but now I get it and think it is a great idea. Going to try it. I have a habit of running out of bobbin and not knowing it.
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    What a great idea! Thank you.

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    Interesting idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    Very interesting tip! Thanks for sharing!
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    Great tip! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to go try this~
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    Thanks for the great tip!

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