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Thread: Bobbin Winder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeank
    One word of advice if you have a Viking machine and use the green bobbins. You have to purchase the PINK sidewinder and put the bobbin on it UPSIDE DOWN. Viking bobbins wind in the opposite direction as the other brands. Jean in MI
    Very helpful to know, as I have mainly old Singers, but One Newer Viking...would hate to cause problems for it! Thanks so much.

    I bought many bobbins in bulk on ebay (for each of my machines, including original Viking green). I bought a "Wrights- SideWinder" from Joann's but haven't used it yet, as we also do a lot of remodeling around our house. When the dust (drywall or sawdust) is flying for months at a time...I put my machines & fabric safely out of harms way...in a nice outbuilding that is clean. We should have joined "remodeler's anonymous" years ago, per our children!

    I noticed Joann's also sells the Dritz "Better Bobbin Winder" for about the same price. Can some of you say which brand you've used when you state that you LOVE it!
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    I wonder where some of you live that find the Joann's bobbin winder for $20...here is the current link @ Joann's online, one is $34, the other is $39. Wright's- http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...DID=xprd315882
    Dritz -http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...en=10582594436
    Even w a 50% off coupon, these would go for $17 or more. I know I paid even more than that for mine.

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    Several friends bought them and never realized the spindles were different sizes from one to another and they don't fit many machines - I tried my Pfaff, Vikings and neither will work. I just wind up a mess of them before a project.

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    I also love mine for my old Singers. Each one is a little different, and I don't have to remember how to wind bobbins on each machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    I use mine all the time and really like it. I was a skeptic at first, but bought mine on sale with a Joann's 50% off coupon and am so glad I did. Go for it.
    Ditto! LOVE mine!

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    Thanks ladies.....I think I need one now :-D

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    I wouldn't do without mine. Worth every penny.

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    I have a Brother bobbin winder that I'd like to sell - they are pretty expensive but can we list those on the classified sections or is it just fabric? Maybe I read it and didn't see it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I got mine for free and would pay for another if needed. I love the ease of not having to stop and rethread my machine.
    Silly me, I don't 'unthread' the machine, I just take the spool of thread, set it on the throat plate, and set a second spool in it's place and wind several bobbins. I then remove the second spool, replace the first, and away I go! Try it, it saves lots of time and hassle. IMHO :D

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    I use mine all the time....worth the $ for me.

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    I really like my side-winder (think that is what it is called). Mine is pink which accepts the Viking Rose machine's bobbins. As far as I know the Viking will not take the pre-wound. I normally wind 3-4 in advance (depends on what I am sewing)and if I don't have enough so easy to wind another bobbin or two on the fly without having to unthread and rethread my machine. Saves wear and tear on your machine and is small enough to take with you to quilt classes, retreats, camps, etc.

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    I have a Sidewinder that I use to wind bobbins for my Voyager 17 quilting machine as I can't wind them on any of my other machines.

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    I love mine, wouldn't wind a bobbin with my machine.

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    I use mine every day --- wouldn't be without it!

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    spend your money on fabric!!!

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    I have one and I love it.

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    on't know why.

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    I have one and I love it.

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    I have one and I love it.

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    not worth the money in my sewing room, won't work properly on my machine, winds uneven. Got mine with a gift certificate so it was not my money but I could have purchased material. Never seen the expensive one someone mentioned, maybe that is my problem.

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    I bought mine at JoAnns using a coupon. I use my all the time. I love the fact that I don't have to unthread my machine, wind the bobbin, and then rethread my machine. It is one of my MUST HAVES in my sewing room. I have not regretted buying mine. WELL WORTH THE MONEY!! LOL

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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.
    Don't you need and extra spool of thread to use the bobbin winder. sometimes I only have one and then I'd have to unthread my machine--might as well wind the bobbin on my machine.

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    I use mine all the time and love it.

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