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Old 11-11-2020, 04:17 PM
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Do you use them? When? All the time or just when FM Quilting?
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Old 11-11-2020, 04:42 PM
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Years ago I bought some and used them. I never noticed a difference, so I threw them away.
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Old 11-11-2020, 06:09 PM
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I use them. I don't know if they work for all machines but I never get backlash or a bird's nest when piecing or machine quilting. Sharon Schamber recommended them when I asked about thread mess up on the back of my work. They last for years unless you drop one and can't find it.
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Old 11-12-2020, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
Years ago I bought some and used them. I never noticed a difference, so I threw them away.
I did the same thing as you Jingle. I forgot to put one in one time I was quilting and realized for my machine, I didn't need them.
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Old 11-12-2020, 05:02 AM
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I’ve never used them
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Old 11-12-2020, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by copycat View Post
I did the same thing as you Jingle. I forgot to put one in one time I was quilting and realized for my machine, I didn't need them.
Same here. My new machine can't use them anyway as they are larger bobbins. But I didn't see any advantage before.
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Old 11-12-2020, 06:43 AM
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I also tried them and noticed no difference. Tossed them away.
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Old 11-12-2020, 07:44 AM
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They prevent static so if you use plastic bobbins or have plastic bobbin area they won't make much difference. Metal bobbin in metal case is where they make the difference.
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:13 AM
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I use the large size on my longarm, also at Sharon Schamber's suggestion and have good results.
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:02 AM
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lol, my first mental image of a "bobbin washer" was more of a little dish washer Took me a moment but at least I'm still grinning.
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