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Thread: LAQ's, do you use a stand alone bobbin winder?

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    Senior Member gypsyquilter's Avatar
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    Long Arm quilters, your opinion please if you use a stand alone bobbin winder, is it a nice to to have, to need to have or a must have?


    thanks!

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    I think it's a must-have item. I use one cone of thread for the bobbin winder and one is on my machine. I have control over the thread tension on the stand-alone bobbin winder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1430
    I think it's a must-have item. I use one cone of thread for the bobbin winder and one is on my machine. I have control over the thread tension on the stand-alone bobbin winder.
    I agree.

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    I agree, it's a must-have.

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    Must have!

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    ok, must haves have spoken. thank you!

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    Must have, those bobbin winders that is a part of the LA quilting machine, when you move fast and sew fast the bobbin winds fast and is tighter than when you sew slow, the tension of the thread is not the same throughout the bobbin.

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    Absolutely, must have.

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    mine is stand alone and I love it. I really value the fact that it is on its own and not an integral part of my machine. Just my opinion and I am sure others will say the opposite but mine is great. two cones of thread one for the machine one for the bobbin and off we go!!!!!!!

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    Definitely a must have. Mine came with the longarm.

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    I agree - mine came with my longarm also.

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    I agree! I use the same one I use for my sewing machines.

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    I use the bobbin winder on the side of the machine.

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    My Gammill's have built-in bobbin winders. I don't use the stand alone. :)

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    I couldn't do without mine.

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    My Crown Jewel doesn't have a built-in winder. It came with a stand alone. Love it! As others have stated, one cone on the bobbin winder and one on my machine.

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    The Avante didn't come with a built in bobbin winder. It came with a stand alone winder. The stand alones put less stress on the actual machine. Bobbins wind at a higher RPMs than the sewing RPMs. You are actually saving the life of the machine by winding the bobbins separately.

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    Just posted this a couple of days ago...
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-136113-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1430
    I think it's a must-have item. I use one cone of thread for the bobbin winder and one is on my machine. I have control over the thread tension on the stand-alone bobbin winder.
    I agree totally and do the same.

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