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Do You Use a Side Winder Bobbin Machine?

Old 11-02-2010, 03:18 PM
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My bobbins don't work in it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by hobo2000
No, but only because they don't work on featherweights and I use pre-wounds on my Janome.
I think on the box they have a list of machines that it won't work on, but I use it for my featherweight and my Singer Futura. I love it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:29 PM
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Side Winder..I have one and love it. I have it to one side of which ever machine I'm using at the moment, and generally find that I'm out of bobbin thread about 5 inches from the end of the project. So I wind several bobbins with one color. I usually buy an extra roll of thread so I can have a lot of colors already wound up. Irritates the heck out of me to have to stop sewing and wind a bobbin. Should it break I would run out and get another one.

Compatible with? Don't understand that. I use the bobbins that fits my machines, different kinds, have to keep them separated in different containers. No contact with the machines at all. Perhaps I have an older kind, but I like it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:34 PM
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My mom has one and she seems pretty pleased with it
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:35 PM
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I did use mine, can only use it for regular spools. I'm back to using but, haven't gotten out the side winder, maybe tomorrow.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:38 PM
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I love mine. I'm winding bobbins while I sew. Saves me so much time.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:40 PM
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I have one and use it a lot. I was able to get it in pink at JoAnn's with a coupon. I think it would be a great gift to ask for since they're not that expensive. I wind my Janome bobbins on it, but the Bernina bobbin got stuck on it, so I may not use it for Bernina bobbins in the future.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by gailmitchell
I use the Better Bobbin winder too. I like that it has the telescopic thread lift for winding from cones. I got mine at Joannes with a 50% off coupon. I like it and use it to wind my Pfaff and Juki bobbins..
I'll have to check into the Better Bobbin winder because my Husqvarna Sapphire 870 bobbins are some of the ones that the side winder says it's not compatible with. My older Husqvarna Lily will wind bobbins just fine, but this Sapphire just makes me grit my teeth...it takes forever to "grab" the thread & then it stops 1/2 way through.....
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:52 PM
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I think it is a waste of money. I wouldn't buy one. My cousin has one and I used it when I was at her house in California and didn't like it.
I would rather use the money for fabric. lol
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:59 PM
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I don't understand the point for having one. I wind as I go and the 2 minutes it takes me to wind one let's me stretch my back or pop some chocolate! I'd rather spend the money on fabric, too!
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