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    Super Member SheriR's Avatar
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    have you chained sewed only to find out your bobbin ran out?

    I just did NOT sew triangles on 12 hexagon blocks.... Good thing I was sewing on dark purple so I could see the stitching and know which side was my NOT bias side..... HAHAHA :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Hate it when that happens!

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    I second that!! :-(

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    I had that happen the other night. It was about 8-9 pieces. It's so annoying!! My daughter was on the other side of the table talking to me and she didn't notice either!

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    Yes! LOL! All the time!

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    I do that to often.

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    BTDT

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    Yepp have done that many times so I put a post it note on my machine.....guess what I still forgot to check it.heheheh!

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    Dont have that problem with my drop in bobbin. I can see just how much thread is left.
    But with my new strait stitch on a frame it is a big problem. It has the metal bobbin case under the machine, cant see when runs out.

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    I'm lucky. My machine alerts me when I'm almost empty. But, it can be a pain too, when I have about 10" left to sew and it will only let me sew about 8 stitches at a time before the the alarm goes off again and it stops the machine.

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    I can hear when my Elna runs out. It sounds a little different, but the 301 doesn't so this has been happening to me too often, especially when FMQ because it uses so much thread.

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    I hate it when I do that.

    Once when I was at an all nighter it was about 3 in the morning and I must have gone thru 20 squares before I discovered that my bobbin was out. That started a giggling fit that when on for an hour!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheri_J
    I'm lucky. My machine alerts me when I'm almost empty. But, it can be a pain too, when I have about 10" left to sew and it will only let me sew about 8 stitches at a time before the the alarm goes off again and it stops the machine.
    Well........ My machine notifies me too and stops sewing... I found it stops me when there's still ALOT of thread left and I hate wasting it... So... I keep sewing and try to watch... Most my mistakes are... user error? :/

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    Too far. :) Then I get so mad at myself.

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    Okay, which machines have that warning bell? Please.

    I have several machines, including the QE440, and none have a warning for out of thread in the bobbin.

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    Jim's Gem/Gayle, you are making me laugh now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter68
    Okay, which machines have that warning bell? Please.

    I have several machines, including the QE440, and none have a warning for out of thread in the bobbin.
    Mine is a vicking topaz 30. I love it.

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