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    Wouldnt it be fun to have an odometer on your machine so you knew how many miles you have sewn?

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    I'd be happy with just a bobbin holder that would take a whole spool or cone.

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    Both good points!!!!

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    how about a machine that would stop you from making a silly mistake such as putting the wrong strip on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riversong
    Wouldnt it be fun to have an odometer on your machine so you knew how many miles you have sewn?
    My Diamond lists hours. So if I drive 60 miles an hour and have sewed.......hmmmmm. :roll:

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    my viking does have an (odometer) when it goes in for it's annual (service) the guys at the shop tell me how many hours and how many miles my machine has gone for the year :thumbup: i've circled the earth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkb
    how about a machine that would stop you from making a silly mistake such as putting the wrong strip on!
    Yep, let me know when you find one!

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    My husband tracks mine by how many bobbins I empty. Men just naturally want to know things like that I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I'd be happy with just a bobbin holder that would take a whole spool or cone.
    We need to get together! I was thinking the same exact thing not too long ago! Why can't there be an invention where the bobbin feeds off a spool of thread on the outside so you never need to fill a bobbin! That can be our million dollar invention!

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    just be glad you don't have to put GAS in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izaquilter
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I'd be happy with just a bobbin holder that would take a whole spool or cone.
    We need to get together! I was thinking the same exact thing not too long ago! Why can't there be an invention where the bobbin feeds off a spool of thread on the outside so you never need to fill a bobbin! That can be our million dollar invention!
    yep, I've been thinking about this for a long time, especially since I got my quilting machine, just about the time I get a good rythm going the bobbin runs out.
    I would love to know miles or even hours, that could help in determining price, easier than tracking time1

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    I would LOOOVE huge bobbins!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I'm with you on both........they can put a man on the moon, but they can't make a machine that holds a spool of thread in the bobbin....go figure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I would LOOOVE huge bobbins!!!!!!!!!!!!
    No, I don't want a huge bobbin, I just want to be able to slide in a whole spool or cone of thread and go from there. Why rewind it all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riversong
    Wouldnt it be fun to have an odometer on your machine so you knew how many miles you have sewn?
    My brother embroidery keeps a record of the number of stitches done in the machine memory, I came across it once when accessing all the buttons on the lcd screen. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I'm with you on both........they can put a man on the moon, but they can't make a machine that holds a spool of thread in the bobbin....go figure....
    Oh they probably can, but think of the LOST bobbin sales. lol :lol:

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    My 4000D tells how many stitches I have embroidered on it. My Se has the hours used on it.

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    I've sewed over 3 million stitches on my Bernina 830 in the 10 months I've owned it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riversong
    Wouldnt it be fun to have an odometer on your machine so you knew how many miles you have sewn?
    What a truly wonderful idea! If not mileage, how about number of hours actually sewing?? Isn't that gauge for many things such as when to change needles, time to get cleaned professionally, etc.?? Better patent your idea quick!!! :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    Quote Originally Posted by Riversong
    Wouldnt it be fun to have an odometer on your machine so you knew how many miles you have sewn?
    What a truly wonderful idea! If not mileage, how about number of hours actually sewing?? Isn't that gauge for many things such as when to change needles, time to get cleaned professionally, etc.?? Better patent your idea quick!!! :!:

    Umm, this already exists on newer machines. Mine just told me I passed 3 million and needed to take it in for its yearly service. It also "tells" me what needle and foot are on the machine.

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    Great idea!

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    Oh! Me too! Someone needs to invent one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I would LOOOVE huge bobbins!!!!!!!!!!!!
    No, I don't want a huge bobbin, I just want to be able to slide in a whole spool or cone of thread and go from there. Why rewind it all?
    Have it feed off of a large cone sitting behind the machine, out of the way :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I would LOOOVE huge bobbins!!!!!!!!!!!!
    No, I don't want a huge bobbin, I just want to be able to slide in a whole spool or cone of thread and go from there. Why rewind it all?
    Have it feed off of a large cone sitting behind the machine, out of the way :D:D:D
    The Bobbin???

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    My embroidery machine has a 'stitch counter' and when it went in for repairs the gentleman couldn't believe the machine was still going with the millions of stitches it has. (can't remember how many millions he said, but it was up there)...but it's repaired and now putting more on...

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