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Thread: Do men design sewing machines?lol

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    So many having tension issues (including me) and I thought if more men used these machines I am sure the machines would be designed differently so you just flicked a switch to change the tension needs for the weight of the cotton or have 2 different tension disks on the machine... In an ideal world lol

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    I would definitely make pink machines. I think the market place is missing a new, pink machine.

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    The Brother that's like one I have, now comes with a choice of decals to put across the top front in pink and two other choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    The Brother that's like one I have, now comes with a choice of decals to put across the top front in pink and two other choices.
    No, no pink decals. A NICE PINK MACHINE!! For breast cancer or something...Like my old Morse but new:>
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    Quote Originally Posted by karen65ae
    So many having tension issues (including me) and I thought if more men used these machines I am sure the machines would be designed differently so you just flicked a switch to change the tension needs for the weight of the cotton or have 2 different tension disks on the machine... In an ideal world lol
    And the bobbin would hold an entire spool not just a small disk. They wouldn't be stopping and changing these things so often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    The Brother that's like one I have, now comes with a choice of decals to put across the top front in pink and two other choices.
    No, no pink decals. A NICE PINK MACHINE!! For breast cancer or something...Like my old Morse but new:>
    I love your machine!

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    I'd like a machine that would fill a bobbin while you were sewing. Why can't they put an extra path way for the thread to be wound up on another bobbin while sewing?

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    My Babylock has that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threadedneedle
    My Babylock has that!
    It does? Which BabyLock do you have? I like that idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threadedneedle
    My Babylock has that!
    There is a brand new Pfaff that does that too.

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    WOW!!!! you guys want the exact thing I want!!!! I've never understood the tiny bobbins. The Longarm I have has larger bobbins than a regular machine...but STILL -- would be nice for it to hold a LOT more!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by msariano
    I'd like a machine that would fill a bobbin while you were sewing. Why can't they put an extra path way for the thread to be wound up on another bobbin while sewing?
    the commercial machines have them. They wind while you sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Quote Originally Posted by Threadedneedle
    My Babylock has that!
    There is a brand new Pfaff that does that too.

    My Bernina does that too and has a bobbin almost as large as a spool;> It's just not PINK!

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    yes men design machines and I don't believe they listen to those who use the machines.

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    I've been winding bobbins from my second spool holder for years on my Pfaff. Was I not supposed to be able to do that?

    I don't get into the pink thing (I guess I'm a mutant girl) but I do think that those old Black ones with the gold were pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Quote Originally Posted by Threadedneedle
    My Babylock has that!
    There is a brand new Pfaff that does that too.

    My Bernina does that too and has a bobbin almost as large as a spool;> It's just not PINK!
    You can also do this on the featherweight, as long as you have an extra spool holder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Quote Originally Posted by Threadedneedle
    My Babylock has that!
    There is a brand new Pfaff that does that too.
    I have a pfaff 7550. I'll have to check it tonight and see if I too can wind a bobbin while sewing. It has a second spool holder but I'm not sure that the threads (sewing & winding) would interfere with each other. Hopefully, they won't.

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    Really pretty pink Morse. I agree totally w/this thread. I just told my DH that I think most of the old cabinets were designed for men. My Kenmore cabinet has a knee control and I have to set my chair higher to reach it. I am 5 ft 6inch (not exactly petite) I know some guy w/average height of 5'10 likely designed it. :roll:

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    I agree with y'all who would like a bobbin to hold a spool's worth of thread.

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    I can't wind a bobbin and sew at the same time on my Pfaff 7570 but I do like not having to rethread my machine every time I need a new bobbin (I wind 4 or 5 at a time to make sure I have a back up). I can wind my bobbin from the machine with the needle threaded and use the pressure foot, etc. but I prefer using the second spool holder over that.

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    On my Juki TL98 QE machines I have a spool holder so I can wind bobbins without unthreading the machine. The bobbins don't hold a spool of thread but, alot more than any of my three other machines.

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    Stopping to change the bobbin is not fun even if you already have spare bobbins full of thread. The bobbins should hold a lot more thread OR feed from a full spool. :) I do have one of the Sidewinder bobbin winders and I really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    yes men design machines and I don't believe they listen to those who use the machines.
    We dont' use enough cast iron skillets.

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    Hmm - I have a Babylock and can wind a bobbin without unthreading the machine as it has an extra spool holder. I suppose that means I could wind a bobbin while sewing as well. Just never thought of it! But, on the other hand, it might freak me out while trying to sew!

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    I suggested to a manufacturer rep about a year ago that they should just make a different path to run thread from a full spool through to the bobbin area and not even have bobbins. Yes two separate spools of thread. So far, no one has taken me up on my ingenious idea and I see I am not the only one who has thought of it. After all, a serger's lower loopers work that way!

    As to a pink machine-YUCK! Pink is my least favorite color. But would love it if they could make "skins" like they do for laptops! How about a batik machine? Or my preference would be red, maybe turquoise, oh well, how about rainbow! Sorry for the rambling, had to take a pain pill and it makes me somewhat verbose!

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