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Thread: Portable bobbin winder

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    Senior Member madamepurl's Avatar
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    I have one and use it to wind a bunch in the two colors I use at one time. I don't think it's a necessity, it's a nice to have. It did also work on the big M bobbins when I had a hard time at first with the bobbin winder that came with my HQ Sweet Sixteen. I got that sorted out now, but at the time it was a lifesaver.
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    Super Member Weezy Rider's Avatar
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    Works well on the older Pfaffs like the 2100 series. The 2140 had a lousy bobbin winder. I've used it for embroidery bobbins, and it works on the PQ1500,

    It will wind most domestic bobbins. I'll buy cheap bobbins of any kind to wind thread on for the serger.

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    I use mine so I don't have to unthread my machine. I have a Pfaff and the bobbin winder does a better job of winding the bobbins than my machine does.

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    I started out with the least expensive bobbin winder and it did not work well at all. I returned it and bought the deluxe version by Simplicity at JoAnn's with a 50% coupon. My Bailey uses Class 15 bobbins and I still had several size L prewound bobbins from the previous machine. The winder works great and I found it helps to put one of those small thread caps for the spindle to keep the prewound bobbin from spinning off the spindle. Also, I use the lowest speed to get the bobbin started. Then I turn it up to the highest speed so that the thread winds more evenly.

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    I bought one recently and was disappointed because it doesn't do such a great job. It winds the thread a bit too loosely for my machine. Also, it is so lightweight that you have to hold the thread spool with one hand, keep the bobbin thread moving up and down (to evenly thread the bobbin) with the other hand, and hold the entire winder steady with yet another hand (3???, ha ha). Not worth the time, money or aggravation. Money wasted in my opinion.

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    Super Member Wanabee Quiltin's Avatar
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    I like mine because my vintage machine can't wind bobbins well. I have no problem using it at all, but not all bobbins work on it. If you already wind 6 bobbins at a time, then I am not sure you need one of these.

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