Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 25 of 25

Thread: Pre-wound bobbins

  1. #1
    Super Member Ducky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    8,969
    When I first got my Pfaff a few years ago, one of the staff told me about pre-wound bobbins for quilters. She said they hold much more thread, so they last longer. This store has since gone out of business, so I can't ask them. Anybody buy these? Is the thread good quilting thread? Do you like them...or not like them? And, do you have to order them on-line?

  2. #2
    Super Member Ducky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    8,969
    One more question, Loretta. My machine has a sensor that tells me when the bobbin is running low....Is their bobbin clear or is there a way I can still have the sensor work with it?

  3. #3
    Kmshir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    344
    I have a Juki sewing machine on a little gracie frame, I bought some prewound bobbins from Bayside Quilting they work great but they were 100% cotton and I'm new at all this and not sure if these prewound polyester bobbins would work as good, anyone know?

  4. #4
    Super Member Ducky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    8,969
    Thanks, Loretta. I went on the first web site link you gave me. I ordered some bobbins, needles and thread. I appreciate your help.

  5. #5
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2
    I keep a tube of them in my sewing tote to use when I go to classes. It's easier to use those then to have to bring home empty bobbins . And there will be someone in class who runs out of bobbin thread and can use them too.

  6. #6
    ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    2,282
    I almost bought some pre-wound bobbins (the ones made of cardboard) when I first got my Brother embroidery machine. It advises against it in the owner's manual. IT said the machine wouldn't work properly with them. I don't think that machine would work properly if you look at the wrong way, though. I bet the bobbins would be great for my other machines. I see you ordered some, and I hope they work great. Let us know.

  7. #7
    Super Member KGoodhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Posts
    2,651
    I have never seen cardboard ones. I wasn't sure about the pre-filled bobbins because my manual also said use only 'their' brand (Kenmore) but I went to a class and the teacher had two for each student in a special color to match what were doing and they worked great! I had no problems what so ever with them! I am going to keep my eyes open for them more often now!
    Kendra

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    SE Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,087
    Do you use them for quilting? Or just piecing and general sewing?

  9. #9
    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    6,187
    The ones I purchased are on clear plastic bobbins and my Husqvarna Sapphire 870 does not indicate when the bobbin is low with them... nor does it with the blue Husq. bobbins from my Lily 540....I have to use the green Husq. bobbins for my machine to indicate when the bobbin is running low. I don't usually piece with the bobbins that are pre-filled I usually just use them if doing fancy stitching with a stabilizer behind them. The thread is definitely lighter maybe a 60 wt ??? and I usually piece with a 50 wt.

  10. #10
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,957
    I have seen them and been tempted. Haven't got any yet. After reading this I think I'm going to try them.

  11. #11
    Super Member JoanneS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    AZ and CT
    Posts
    4,886
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I have used them for every kind of sewing and machine embroidery for 5 years and never had a problem. Yes they do hold more thread and save a ton of time and work. Here is the last site I used. http://www.shoppersrule.com/pc/SP-JIJG/CSBS/index.html
    Just be careful not to use the REGULAR thread ones for embroidery. I did, and it made a mess. Embroidery needs lighter thread for bobbins.

  12. #12
    Super Member JoanneS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    AZ and CT
    Posts
    4,886
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    One more question, Loretta. My machine has a sensor that tells me when the bobbin is running low....Is their bobbin clear or is there a way I can still have the sensor work with it?
    You should take the cardboard off the bobbin, so the sensor will work.

  13. #13
    Super Member JoanneS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    AZ and CT
    Posts
    4,886
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    The "L' type of bobbin that fits most machines, has a cardboard side that you remove before you put it into the bobbin case. Is that what you mean by cardboard?
    Yes - the cardboard side that will be on the outside of the bobbin.

  14. #14
    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    currently central new jersey
    Posts
    8,700
    the ones on the first site are poly. how does that work out with cotton top thread?

  15. #15
    Power Poster cutebuns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    middle of a farmer field
    Posts
    14,921
    I never thought that I would use prewound bobbins, I changed my mind, when I got my big embroidery machine, it came with several, I can get them cheap, in bulk in white, I usually use them for emboidery, I did find them in color once but the store since went into retirement. I have left the cardboard on and taken it off, the sensors work better with it off. As it is compressed the thread doesn't unravel on them when you do this. They do have more thread on them. I have not used prewound withthe long arm yet, they are harder to find and I have to go to yet another store for them. It came with a bobbin winder that is really fast though as well so I wind my own to match color better.

  16. #16
    Power Poster cutebuns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    middle of a farmer field
    Posts
    14,921
    It does save a lot of time, especially when I can use 6 or more just on the embroidery machine alone, let alone if I am sewing and or quilting at the same time.

  17. #17
    Power Poster cutebuns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    middle of a farmer field
    Posts
    14,921
    If I am really on a roll, I can have the big brother (pr620) going the brother 8500 or something(not sure) and sew or quilt at the same time. I tend to go though a lot of thread on those days.

  18. #18
    Super Member Rose Marie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Clay Springs AZ
    Posts
    3,228
    Ive used the clear plastic ones and like them. They do hold alot of thread.
    Got mine thru Quilt in a Days website.

  19. #19
    Junior Member Pinkrose4664's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    281
    How do we find out if the work on our machines? Mine is a Juki TL-98 Q

  20. #20
    Super Member gcathie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Southeast, Ohio
    Posts
    3,270
    Try this place they have the clear ones.....pm me if you can't find....

    http://jhittlesewing.funoverload.com...ls/page_1.html

  21. #21
    Super Member gcathie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Southeast, Ohio
    Posts
    3,270
    http://www.Clotilde.com

    found this sight had better prices and smaller amounts....they have clear and the paper bobbins.....:-)

  22. #22
    Super Member gcathie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Southeast, Ohio
    Posts
    3,270
    here is another site...... http://www.ConnectingThreads.com

    I've used there thread and really like it.....has different colors too....:-)

  23. #23
    Super Member Pats8e8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Hesperia, CA
    Posts
    1,058
    I bought 144 cardboard ones on ebay once. They worked great with my machine at the time. I have a few left, but found that the Bobbin Winder, what is it called -- The Sidewinder, will fill bobbins so much fuller, that I wind mine on that now and it is great. Really fills the bobbins, no matter which machine I am winding for. Some sizes don't fit on it, but all of my Janome's bobbins do. They are super for my embroidery machine, had to change the regular, wound on the machine bobbin, 3 times. Only used one bobbin wound on the Sidewinder for the same design.

  24. #24
    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    7,190
    Blog Entries
    3
    another source. they have both cotton and polyester; reasonable prices; class L and class 15 (best size for Janome). all are plastic. judging by the picture, you can easily re-use their class 15s. i'm not sure about the class Ls since they don't have the little holes in the tops.

    http://www.terradonembroidery.com/clear_glide_15.htm

    i've also used the prewound bobbins from quiltinaday.com, which are class L (no little holes). even though they aren't the "correct" size for my Janome, they work just fine for piecing and the low-bobbin sensor works.

    i guess we could drill little holes in the used class Ls and re-use those, too.

  25. #25
    Super Member JoanneS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    AZ and CT
    Posts
    4,886
    Blog Entries
    1
    My Pfaff dealer warned me to be sure and use the prewound bobbins MEANT specifically for embroidery. The regular prewound bobbins' thread is too heavy for embroidery and can jam your machine.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.