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Thread: Bobbin confession

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Sorry, I don't share your shame! I was taught to pull the thread thru the little hole and I just do it out of habit now! I've always been afraid my bobbin wouldn't wrap correctly or tight enough if I don't do it.
    Me to. I always pull it through the hole.
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    My machine has a place that you hold the thread end, and it cuts it as it starts winding. It usues plastic bobbins and there is no hole
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean???? Me neither.

    It's not how fast you sew, it's how well you sew fast! Wait, I think that's supposed to be MOW!

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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.
    I do the same thing......I put mine in the hole and hold on then snip the little tail off....

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    I share the shame. I only wet end and wind thread around and let it wind. No problem. Used to do the little hole. To me its senseless. But thats just me.

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    I've been sewing since the 60s, and NEVER put the end of the thread in that little hole. I would do what you do, and had no problems with bobbins not winding well, until..................I got a new Pfaff Creative 2.0 two years ago. Now if I don't thread it through the little hole, my bobbins wind too loosely. I'm finding my newer, more expensive machine a lot more fussy about many things than my old Kenmores and Singer ever were. I still love it, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by indymta View Post
    Same here and I hold on to the thread for a bit to make sure it doesn't tangle.
    I do it this way as well. Have you ever had to detangle a bobbin?? It's not much fun, and a real waste.

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    no-I hold the thread thru the little hole
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    I poke the thread through the hole, wind a bit, snip the end and finish winding. That said, I marked all the holes with a permanent marker so I can see it better.

    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    ... and Mom's sewing machine was the old "bullet" style bobbin. .
    I have my grandmother's machine with one of those. Alas I can't figure out how to put the little barbell shaped bobbin in and threaded. *sigh*

    piney

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    I thread thru the hole, but, as crashnquilt said, I have wondered if I did not get the thread trimmed close enough after bobbin wound if it would tangle around the bobbin case...so far guess I get it trimmed short enough, no tangling problems yet...
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    Never heard of that before! I always do it the way you do and was never told any different. I think all the people who are trying to thread thru those little holes are wrong! Aren't there enough little places to wind thru and thread as it is? We have no shame.
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    oops, I never new about this hole!!!
    Just wend to check on my bobbins and it's the first time in my 53 year old life I see it's there.
    Needless to say I've always winded my threat succesfully on the bobbins ;-)
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    My instructions said to use the little hole. I don't. I clamp the end of the thread against the inside edge of the bobbin, wrap firmly a few times, then use the winder. One of the few times I did it the other way, everything got messed up because a tiny amount of thread stuck out. I am pleased with my way, and it's much easier.

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    I always thread through the top. wind a little then cut off excess. Just the way I was taught.

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    I have been sewing for 40 (eek!!) years and never pulled the thread through the bobbin - until I purchased a new machine and READ the instructions. I said to somebody "my old bobbins didn't have a hole". Then I went back and looked at them. They did.

    Now the good news - NOT putting the thread through that little hole never impacted my sewing one little bit.

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    pjaco- thank you for this thread! thought i was the only person in the world who did this!

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