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Thread: Quilting/Sewing Idiosyncrasies

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    Sooo I am sewing along on my Downy Quilts for Kids quilt...I know the bobbin thread is getting very low....I keep peeking and know it is going to be close...is there enough to finish sewing this border??? So I go pedal to the medal the last few inches :roll: :roll: :roll: like going faster is really going to make the bobbin thread stretch further??? :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:
    I have also caught myself going slower, like that is going to make it go further, too.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Do any of you do the same??? of do you have other Idiosyncrasies????

    By the way...I did have enough to finish that seam :wink: :D :D :D Must have held my mouth just right!!! :wink: :wink:

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    I have found myself doing that.....going slower as the spool thread end winds down closer to the tension. Yeah right....like going slower is going to help me make it to the end before the tail gets to the tensioner!!! HAHAHA

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    That's a good one you two! Going slow will help? Here's my odd story: my machine rarely runs out of bobbin thread until the end of the seam. Almost every time. It's kind of freaky. Me thinks she might be possessed, but in a good way. Every time it happens I whistle the "Twilight Zone" theme song.

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    I don't have any idiosynchrosies!!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    ( none I will admit to anyway!!)

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    OMG, that's too funny, I do the same thing! As soon as the beeping sound comes on I cancel it and keep going and going faster until the 3rd beep. Then I get mad at the machine for making me stop and have to wind the bobbin up and re thread :lol: :lol: :x :P BTW: I also knew the bobbin would run out before I even start.... haha on me...

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    Seems like lots of us do the same thing - perhaps it's "normal"....just like naming and talking to what others would call "just a machine"!

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    These are really funny!

    When I first started using the embroidery module with my machine, when the thread would break or the bobbin ran out, I couldn't remember how to stop the embroidery process, so I would sit at my machine shouting stop, stop,STOP! :oops:

    My husband said "I know Nina's a great machine, but she isn't voice activated!"

    Luckily, I soon went to a class, where I learned the right way...ah....push the stop button. Imagine that! :lol:

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    My Brother bobbin comes on when the bobbin is only half empty. By the time it runs out of thread I've forgotten that the lights been on.

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    I'm embarrassed to admit that this morning, I chain stitched 20 blocks...and didn't pay attention to the bobbin thread... :oops:

    You got it...it ran out after the first block!!!!!!!!!! ARGGGHHHH!!!

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    Only 20???? :wink: I think this has happened to most of us... and isn't that when you have finally achieved that perfect 1/4...Y seam...curve???? :roll: :evil: :lol: :lol:

    I love all of these replies...I can remember most of these happening to me at one time or another....or another...... 8) 8) 8)

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    Yep been there!!! Really hate it when you think you have power sewed and pick up your long chain only to have the bottom pieces fall off!!!!

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    Been there, done that! :oops:

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    You mean pushing the pedal to the metal doesn't make the thread last longer :roll: Always seems to work for me :lol: LOL

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    OMG you been looking in my window, haven't you? Don't mind the tossed scraps, the lengths tossed aside, the threads all over the floor, I've been in charity stocking mode. I too, stretched that bobbin thread to the end of the seam yesterday, but was so frustrated because when I rewound the bobbin I forgot to go back to straight stitch from the zigzag I'd been using when thread ran out.... :oops: :oops:

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    MimiSharon, It was like looking into a mirror LOL I thought it was my sewing area I was seeing :wink: :D :D

    Glad to hear you are back with your machine 8) 8) 8)

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    :lol: :lol: Ya'll are funny...of course, I would never do anything like that! :oops: :oops:

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    LMBO....Me thinks someone's nose is growing.... :roll: :wink: :mrgreen:

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    In a way I do the opposite, once I finish a seam and I am not sure if I have enough thread to make it to another end I take the remaining thread off the bobbin and rewind it fresh. I know, I know I waste thread but I guess it is just a small part of my OCD. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops:

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    You don't know how many times I wished I had done just that!!! :roll: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    These are really funny!

    When I first started using the embroidery module with my machine, when the thread would break or the bobbin ran out, I couldn't remember how to stop the embroidery process, so I would sit at my machine shouting stop, stop,STOP! :oops:

    My husband said "I know Nina's a great machine, but she isn't voice activated!"

    Luckily, I soon went to a class, where I learned the right way...ah....push the stop button. Imagine that! :lol:
    uh, well, I just realized that some may not want to know what I used to yell stop about...it wasn't my sewing machine! :shock: - :oops: - :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    In a way I do the opposite, once I finish a seam and I am not sure if I have enough thread to make it to another end I take the remaining thread off the bobbin and rewind it fresh. I know, I know I waste thread but I guess it is just a small part of my OCD. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops:
    :D That is so funny to me, bc MY ocd-ivity makes me "have" to use up that last bit, and not waste it. It has never, ever occurred to me, to take the thread off, and go ahead and refill the bobbin...EVER! who knew?
    guess, not me :roll: :lol:
    I am so compulsive about not wasting, that some times if I snip a thread and it is extra long, I go ahead and put it in one of the needles I keep threaded and in a pin cushion hanging on my pegboard. This is very convenient when I need to secure a button real quick. I have darks and lights, right there. :D
    (p.s. the threads that are not 'extra long'...go in an ice cream bucket right beside me, to be used for stuffing things. I compulsively had to share that,...couldn't waste a tip :wink: )

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    That is so funny--I have done all of these things....except the thread saving..I do it with batting and everything else ...but have not saved any thread...maybe this is why we share ideas so we can spread our habits! :wink:

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    my machine nags me half to death when the bobbin thread is low. drives me crazy, and doesn't have a "SHUT UP ALREADY, I KNOW" button. :lol:

    when i'm being sensible, i take out the bobbin as soon as the machine starts complaining. later, i use the last of it as top thread.

    when i'm being as stubborn as the machine, i press the "yeah, yeah, whatever" button over and over and over again so i can sew until it runs out at the bottom.

    surely that doesn't count as an idiosyncracy.

    does it? :shock:

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    In a way I do the opposite, once I finish a seam and I am not sure if I have enough thread to make it to another end I take the remaining thread off the bobbin and rewind it fresh. I know, I know I waste thread but I guess it is just a small part of my OCD.
    I do this too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    In a way I do the opposite, once I finish a seam and I am not sure if I have enough thread to make it to another end I take the remaining thread off the bobbin and rewind it fresh. I know, I know I waste thread but I guess it is just a small part of my OCD. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops:
    Me too!!!! Except, I hate to sit and unwind and unwind and.... so I have a bunch of bobbins with not enough thread to sit down and sew without having to change the darn thing. I keep waiting for the quilting elves to come and take care of this problem, but they never do.
    I seem to things opposite of what most others do. I wonder if it has anything to do with being left handed?? :? :? :?

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