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Old 07-11-2010, 05:24 AM
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Has anyone used a flying geese ruler and it is worth it? or just another thing to throw in the drawer...also thoughts on using sidewinder bobbin rewinder would be appreciated. Thanks so much all!
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:26 AM
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Are you talking about Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper to make them? Lots of love for them!
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:26 AM
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the bobbin winder doesn't work for all the bobbins for different machines, I wouldn't buy it

not sure on the other ruler
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:27 AM
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What is this????


Originally Posted by ToucanSam
Are you talking about Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper to make them? Lots of love for them!
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:38 AM
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I bought a bobbin winder. I thought it was an impractical thing, but I bought it anyway. It turns out, that I love it. I have an older machine, that doesn't do a great job on winding bobbins, and it's great for that. I bought the better bobbin winder from Joanne's with a 50% coupon. I like it because it has a telescopic arm that you can wind bobbins from a large cone of bobbin thread. I don't think the simplicity one has this. I wish my BBW had a variable speed control. It winds very fast. I prefer a bit slower wind.

I would not buy a flying geese ruler. I use the no waste method that makes 4 geese at a time.

http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:45 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKAcW4bzxwY
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:50 AM
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That's pretty much the same as Joan Hawley ruler/method. I have hers and it's easy to use. I like it.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:51 AM
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I bought a Sidewinder on sale. Just thought I would try it. I love it. I wind my Juki bobbins while I am sewing so there is always a bobbin available.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:54 AM
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I like Eleanor Burns's flying geese rulers.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:30 AM
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What I learned from this:

The flying geese need to be trimmed - almost like my HST units need to be trimmed - in order to be "good enough"
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