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Old 05-19-2011, 09:44 AM
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Are these ok to use when piecing? I am buying a box of them for my embroidery machine, but was wondering if they could be used while piecing also. Thanks for anyone who can help me...
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I have used the clear-quilt ones and LOVE them.

I'll be watching this post
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I use prewound all the time on both the long arm and domestic machine but not on my Feather Weight.
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Great to know. I went to metro embroidery and saw it was on sale. Figured this would be the perfect time. Thinking I will get the white and black. I can get 144 of each for $46 after shipping. And when I'm done with the bobbins I can either sell them or PIF on here so that I dont end up with a ton of little plastic bobbins laying around :loL:
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by brookemarie19
Great to know. I went to metro embroidery and saw it was on sale. Figured this would be the perfect time. Thinking I will get the white and black. I can get 144 of each for $46 after shipping. And when I'm done with the bobbins I can either sell them or PIF on here so that I dont end up with a ton of little plastic bobbins laying around :loL:
I just toss mine. They are really hard to wind on the machine as they are smooth on each side. JMHO. Maybe someone has a way of winding them but I don't. Will be watching for opinions.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:16 AM
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They're usually polyester thread. I only piece with 100% cotton. It's my preference and the preference of many quilters.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:30 AM
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how does the cost of prewound bobbins compare to winding yourself.
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I have used them for years. in different model machines with no problems. I love they have more thread on them and you don't have to change your bobbin as often. I recently did a piece and had to use matching thread and was frustrated that I had to rewind the bobbin 3 times to do this project. LOVE THEM. Have had my last "gross" for a while and the thread is perfect.
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I am so excited about this "topic". I just received mine in the mail today. glad to hear opinions.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Holice
how does the cost of prewound bobbins compare to winding yourself.
I looked and for $20 I was getting 12,600 yards of thread, but when I looked up the 60wt embroidery thread to wind myself, it was $8 at the cheapest to get 1100 yards.
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