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    I have a Sidewinder that I use & love it love it

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    I have the small sidewinder from Joanne's & love it. My machine makes funny noises when winding bobbins so this is perfect. I like the fact that it uses batteries or plugs in.

    Maybe you should make an offer to someone that posted they don't care for theirs. Keep in mind cost + postage vs. Joanne's price with coupon.

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    Don't use mine for personal work much, as my Viking bobbins don't fit. Used it all the time with some of the other machines. Now, however, I use it in the classroom setting. When we're teaching 15-25 people, it helps if we don't have to stop to re thread the machines. We have a Parkinson volunteer who doesn't sew, so she fills the bobbins. A real time saver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac

    Maybe you should make an offer to someone that posted they don't care for theirs. Keep in mind cost + postage vs. Joanne's price with coupon.
    Went online and the Wright's bobbin winder that Joanns sells is listed at $20. If a person used JoAnn's 40% coupon, that would bring the cost down to $12 and then add sales tax to that .... so, close to $13 in the end.

    That said, I'm willing to take $8 for my bobbin winder .... I'm quite sure that it wouldn't cost $5 to ship.

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    I think it's worth every penny! I use mine all the time and wonder how I lived w/o it!

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    I love mine. I have a Sidewinder. Saves a lot of time. I got it at JoAnn's with a coupon so it was very reasonable.
    Sue

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    I use mine so much I had to change the batteries already. How did I ever get along without it? So handy because I don't have to stop and remove thread from the needle, I can use a spare spool and make all the bobbins I need.

    Carol J.

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    I use mine all the time and think it is great.

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    Love mine. When working a large project, wind a couple before starting. Small projects just 1. Saves wear and tear on my older machine, and is faster. The only inconvenience is rethreading machine after winding only 1 bobbin.

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    I bought one and took it back. It did not wind the bobbin with the correct tension for my machine.

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    I have the Sidewinder (I have 2 of them) and it's been very handy to have. Sure I could do without it but when I need it I have it. It works great for me, no problem at all. The Sidewinder is not expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lscho4jm
    For those who have the bobbin winders are they worth he money? They aren't expensive but if they aren't worth it then the money can go towards fabric. :wink:

    Linda in Maryland
    :thumbup: Love it. We had a lengthy post about this a while back.

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    I love my bobbin winder...use it all the time, especially when I'm getting ready to go to a retreat.

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    I also have a Sidewinder. I keep all the empties together then hand them to my husband who takes care of them so I can keep on going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annieshane
    Love mine...and I have the cheap version. I have seen one that retails for almost $100, but way too expensive for me.

    I keep a light colored spool and darker spool on at all times. Sure is handy when quilting and I don't have to stop and thread a bobbin on my machines. Love it.
    Ditto...love my cheapie version, too!

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    Loved mine, but right now I can't find it....aaahhhh!!

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    yes i love mine !!!!

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    Mine only worked for a few months, then quit, it was on sale, and wasn't worth the postage to send it back.

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    I use mine all the time. Because I have a viking I had to buy the expensive one. Well worth it IMHO.

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    Love mine well worth the cost which isn't much

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    I have one never use it anymore as my machine as a wonderful winder and bigger bobbins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lscho4jm
    For those who have the bobbin winders are they worth he money? They aren't expensive but if they aren't worth it then the money can go towards fabric. :wink:

    Linda in Maryland
    I consider mine worth the money Got it a JoAnn's with 40% off coupon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    It is handy when you need it. Yes, you can make extra bobbins, I do that too, but sometimes we forget and as Susan Margaret said, when you have multiple machines, it can be a lifesaver. Not a necessity but handy.
    This is what I would have said also. I bought mine with a 50% off coupon at JoAnn's so that helped. I keep mine plugged in and handy .... just in case. Obviously I don't plan very well when filling bobbins!

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    Love mine and use it all the time.
    Such a speedy little thing!

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    i am considering one to fill bobbins for hand applique, so I could carry lots of colors with me

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