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    I have Janome machines. On one of their web sites it suggests putting thread thru hole and put about a 1/2" down the center hole before mounting it to wind. I do this now. When it's full I trim thread close at hole on top of bobbin.
    Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    My Pfaff bobbins don't have a hole. You just wrap them several times. The Janome bobbins have a hole and if you don't put the thread thru the hole they won't wind because of how fast it winds. Do what works best with the bobbins on your machine and don't worry about it.
    I agree. Don't waste even one ounce of emotional energy on guilt for doing what works for you and your machine!

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    I have always put the thread through the little hole, never even thinking I could do it another way! Now I will try it your way, and see how I do.

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    I am guilty as charged…and to date I've never encountered any problems because of it.
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    I learned in my first Home Ec. class to put the thread through any hole from inside the bobbin to the top, hold on tight and wind; the tail end breaks off flush with the edge of the bobbin. That's the way I've done every bobbin I've ever wound, and that's a bunch! I do it when the bobbin's already mounted on the winder, so is way quicker for me than trying to start it by winding a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    My Pfaff bobbins don't have a hole. You just wrap them several times. The Janome bobbins have a hole and if you don't put the thread thru the hole they won't wind because of how fast it winds. Do what works best with the bobbins on your machine and don't worry about it.
    My Janome manual says to put thread thru the hole, wind a few times, stop it & trim thread & then let it wind. If I don't do this I have a mess.

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    I use the little hole.
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    I find its easier to put it through the hole and wind. I also and starting to learn to do 10 at a time...beats rethreading everytime I need to replace my bobbin during a project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjaco View Post
    I just have to ask...When you fill your bobbin, Do you stick the thread in the tiny whole on the top of the bobbin & hold it while it winds ? My shame is I just wrap the thread around the bobbin a bit until I can "take off" with it winding away. Sometimes I do it correctly but rarely. I've always done it that way ! do you share my shame ?
    My Janome Gem manual says to insert thread through the hole and hold the 'tail' for a few turns. My new Bernina manual advises the wrap technique. I usually follow the manual instructions.

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    With my machines it depends. Like with my bernina, yes, that's how it is supposed to be done. With my others, I thread it thru that little hole. LOL
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    My Brother doesn't use the hole.

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    My older machine the thread is through the whole on the top of the bobbin. My Vikings are wrapped since there is not a whole. There is groves on the bobbin that catch the thread.

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    I've done both ways!!

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    I use the little hole.

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    I have always wrapped my thread. Just hang on to the tail thread and start winding. Never thought of it as doing something wrong. If it doesn't give you any problems when your're sewing go for it!

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    I put the thread thru the little hole, wind a few times, stop and trim thread and then let it wind. If I don't my bobbin doesn't want to wind it just spins. I wind 5-6 each of white, black, and navy or 2 of other colors for large projects at one time so I don't have to stop and re-thread in between projects. I make clothing and do alterations as well as being a newbie at quilting.

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    I dont share your shame because in my world there is no shame in how you thread a bobbin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I have never seen a machine tech or repairman put thread through the hole on any bobbin to wind. Never seen a machine dealer do it either.
    that tech doesn't care because he won't sew with that bobbin when it gets to the end and the thread balls up or breaks because you didn't start with the thread though the hole! trust me, been there done that.....I always thread thru the hole, then start the winder, clip the end as short as possible....never any problems

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    I usually put the bobbin on the bobbin winder and then stitck the thread end throught a hole in the bobbin and hold it for the first few turns.

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    I always put the thread in the hole and hold it until it starts winding. While it's winding, I hold my small scissors up to it to cut it off. i could wait and cut it off after, but I just like doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjaco View Post
    I just have to ask...When you fill your bobbin, Do you stick the thread in the tiny whole on the top of the bobbin & hold it while it winds ? My shame is I just wrap the thread around the bobbin a bit until I can "take off" with it winding away. Sometimes I do it correctly but rarely. I've always done it that way ! do you share my shame ?
    OK! I'm not sure about how correctly I wind my bobbins - I use the small whole, but then I also hold and hand wrap the thread around the same bobbin - So I do both - it's worked for 25 years! So I think what ever works best for you and your machine - go with it.

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    Viking Sapphire - no little holes. I miss them. I always get some windy snarls that sometimes cause problems when getting to the end of a bobbin.

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    I'm a wrapper! I lick the end of the thread and it sticks to the bobbin and winds nicely.

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    Through the hole and hold it,then snip it off once it gets started, continue winding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I thread the hole, hold on to the thread until it has several winds, and snip the tail close to the surface. I think this comes from taking Home Ec classes with a teacher (sew police) standing over you.
    that's how I do it as well and not sure if if was from my home ec days or my mom's - but we had the same home ec teacher in 7th grade (much to the home ec teachers upset when my mom pointed it out to her during open house) so I guess it is a wash
    Lynne

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