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Thread: I Can Sew a Perfect Seam...

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    I Can Sew a Perfect Seam...

    ...just as soon as the thread in my bobbin runs out. True story...

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    You sound like me! don't you hate when that happens!

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    Ack! The pain, the pain!
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    hate that, but like you , the only time it comes out right. joyce j

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    I hate when the bobbin runs out. I get into production mode and wouldn't you know it the bobbin runs out. In the last year I traded in my Bernina 1260 on an Artisa 185. Not only are the bobbins different, three times as expensive, and won't fit my smaller portable Bernina 200, they seem to be constantly running out. I am very fortunate, my favorite Bernina dealer is a Menninote gentleman who is very accomadating. He not only gave me a good trade in on my old machine he bought back the dozens of extra feet I had purchased for it over the years. The money came in handy to be able to afford a decent supply of the three times more expensive bobbins for the Artista.
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    Ohhhhh! How true!

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    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. But WHY?

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    Don't you love it, when you finished the perfect, lonnnnng seam . . . just to discover the bobbin ran out, half-way through it?

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    LOL! Here I thought I was going to have to be snarky and call you a show-off :-) Mine usually runs out at the beginning of a very difficult seam

    Suzy

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    LOL

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    I usually fill 4 bobbins before I start piecing a quilt; but I am on my last bobbin and am just starting the sashing. Like you, I'll probably run out of bobbin thread as I sew that perfect seam. I have an Artista 200 with those expensive bobbins; but fortunately, I have lots of them. I just need to fill more before I start.

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    You have found the secret to NOT having crooked sewing!!!! You are a genius!!!!! It is the TREAD that gets in the way! Thank you so much..... now where do we go with this from here???? Oh, I don't mean to be sarcastic! I'm trying to be funny.

    Nevertheless, if you can answer that question, patent it. I make so many crooked seams I've decided that it gives a looser, more comfy look to the quilt. And since I'm already old and have been sewing for years and quilting for the last 12 I'm probably not going to get any better. So I like my solution just fine (sorta out of necessity).

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    Last edited by Sierra; 05-24-2012 at 11:21 AM.

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    The low bobbin indicator in my machine wasn't working and I didn't notice for a while, so I understand what you are saying.
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    IF you're not adverse to using a finer thread, sometimes I'll use So Fine 60wt. in the bobbin and it seems to work fine. Then again, there are "those days" when the babies want life their way or the highway...sigh,,,so I have to give in and feed them what they want or they won't play! Good luck finding an answer...
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    whew! I'm not the only one this happens to!

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    aren't they suppose to run out in the middle of a seam? i guess i just took it for granted as they always do this

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    Boy this has happened to me so many times on a LONG seam when joining parts of a quilt, and all of a sudden Iam at the end and all the pins are removed and its not sewn together!!!!
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    Mine ran out the other day an inch from the end. I had a sewing student here at the time, (she is so advanced I can sew while she sews) and I let out an "Oh no." Good opportunity to teach her to be more careful of that.

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    LOL, BTDT (been there, done that!) My Janome will tell me if I'm out of thread or if it is broke, but the bobbin is always hid way underneath a big bulky project when it decides to run out. Sometimes I'll put a new, full one in just to make sure that doesn't happen. Then I noticed how much more mileage I can get out of that almost empty bobbin! I've often wondered why someone doesn't invent a machine where you use an actual thread spool to feed through.
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    eighter the bobbin run out or like the other day everything was going great looked great on top just to find after you get off the machine to find all nest underneath. ugh! Rippity Rip Rip for a whole day.

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    I know what you mean. You gotta get a machine that tells you when you are about to run out. Janome SE 11,000 does that. I have one for sale right now. Anybody interested?

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    Oh the aggravation to discover that you were chain piecing and ran out of bobbin thread about 20 feet ago!!!

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    I like to fill 3 bobbins before starting a project. When they run out ( always mid seam, mind you), I wind 2 or 3 more. I sew on a Featherweight and IF I AM PAYING ATTENTION! I can generally hear the difference when I run out. Not always - but it is a help sometimes. In the early years - I did the same thing you do on a very regular basis. Sew and learn, I guess. It is a maddening situation!

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    Looks like they could make a machine where the bobbin thread would come through the back from a large spool sitting in a built-in spool holder...and be self-threading (might as well ask for the moon, LOL!). You could do a whole quilt or two without changing the bobbin, 'sigh'...

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