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Thread: Bobbin Winder?

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    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

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    I use one all of the time. I like it.

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    I see alot of people ask about these. Since most people piece in 1 color, why not just get extra bobbins and wind 15 or 20 of them at one time? That way you will have another one to go to right away. When they start getting low just stop and wind a bunch more. I got 50 bobbins off e-bay for $5.00 with free shipping. I would rather have the money for something else quilty. :D

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    Thanks!

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    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.

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    Linda, I love mine.
    It's especially nice when you have one than one machine.
    I especially love it for my old Singers.
    Well worth the cost!

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    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.

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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 dont ever use mine, would have loved to spend the money on fabric or thread :)

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    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.

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    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.

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    I use mine all the time. I wound several bobbins at once, so I don't have to think about it. Also, I wound bobbins while my embroidery machine is running.

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    I like mine. I also use the plastic prewound bobins but can't refill them on my machine. So I refill them on the bobbin winder.

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    I love mine. Use it all the time.

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    I liked mine but prefer the pre-wound bobbins...been trying to sell mine but I think a lot of people use the pre-wound bobbins now. I didn't have the space for it and get impatient trying to wind a bobbin on my sewing machine. My mother LOVES hers and refuses to even use her sewing machine to wind a bobbin. I think it is a matter of what you prefer....

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    SUCH GREAT ADVISE. I HAVE ONE THAT I GOT AS A GIFT. HAVE NOT TRIED IT YET, BUT FOR SURE WILL GIVE IT A WHIRL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingle
    I see alot of people ask about these. Since most people piece in 1 color, why not just get extra bobbins and wind 15 or 20 of them at one time? That way you will have another one to go to right away. When they start getting low just stop and wind a bunch more. I got 50 bobbins off e-bay for $5.00 with free shipping. I would rather have the money for something else quilty. :D
    I pre-wind as many bobbins as I have available too. I ran across a whole bunch once at an estate sale. Must have been around 30 or so. Some still had thread on them.

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    I love mine, runs on ele. or battery

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    I just bought a "Better Bobbin" Thread winder & it does not
    work. Taking it back tomorrow.

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    The bobbin winder is really great but it can't be used with Pfaff machines because the bobbin has a special grove on it.

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    I love mine, it was worth the money. I hate tearing down the sewing machine just to fill the bobbin.

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    I have the one from Joanns and used the coupon. I like it. 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

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    Quote Originally Posted by frarose
    The bobbin winder is really great but it can't be used with Pfaff machines because the bobbin has a special grove on it.
    Yes, this is true. I found this out the hard way after I'd already purchased a "Sidewinder" at JoAnns. Did not work with my Pfaff Therefore, I have a brand new Sidewinder that I would like to sell. Anyone interested in buying? I payed over $20 for it brand new and would like to sell for $10 plus cost to ship. PM me if interested.

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    I did the same thing but I do have a Featherweight and the bobbin winder works great for it. My Grand Quilter from Pfaff has its own built in bobbin winder and so does my Brother Embroidery machine and I love that feature.

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    I bought one at Joanns and it didn't wind them right so I took it back.

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    I just picked one up at an estate sale this past weekend but it doesn't have instructions. Looking forward to figuring out how it works.

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