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    My car "dings" when I'm down to 1/4 tank of gas. Why don't they make sewing machines that "ding" when your bobbin thread is down to a few yards of thread? (or do they?)

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    I totally agreee!! lol

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    They do make machines that do that. There are some machines that won't even sew when the bobbin gets low.

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    My machine dings and refuses to sew! Yes they are out there!! It will not sew without being threaded either. I do not know how it knows!

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    They do and it is annoying!! I turn it off!

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    My brother will not continue to sew when the bobbin is almost out or the needle becomes unthreaded.

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    whoa what a idea. I love it

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    Mine beeps! I still end up sewing a few inches with no bobbin. Better than down the length of a jelly roll strip though, huh?

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    My machine doesn't ding (it would annoy me), but it does have a tiny red light above the needle that blinks on when the bobbin is low. I have learned approximately how much further I can sew when that happens. I like that tiny red blinking light.

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    ditto!
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    My machine dings and refuses to sew! Yes they are out there!! It will not sew without being threaded either. I do not know how it knows!

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    I didn't know there was such a thing :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraTX
    My car "dings" when I'm down to 1/4 tank of gas. Why don't they make sewing machines that "ding" when your bobbin thread is down to a few yards of thread? (or do they?)
    They do!! Both my Viking and My Brother do. The Pfaff lets me know to but it just stops and gives me a message on screen.

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    Mine does!! Husqvarna 870 Sapphire!! (Viking in USA)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphire_Rae
    Mine beeps! I still end up sewing a few inches with no bobbin. Better than down the length of a jelly roll strip though, huh?
    My machine dings when it is low on bobbin thread, but yet is will let me sew for two miles once the thread runs out. I would rather a ding when the bobbin is empty not when I still have a quarter of a tank.

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    My Baby Lock Beeps when the bobbin thread is low, but I have learned to tune it out...ha ha ha.

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    All Husqvarna Viking computerized machines stop automatically and a message on the screen shows'Bobbin empty"

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphire_Rae
    Mine beeps! I still end up sewing a few inches with no bobbin. Better than down the length of a jelly roll strip though, huh?
    My machine dings when it is low on bobbin thread, but yet is will let me sew for two miles once the thread runs out. I would rather a ding when the bobbin is empty not when I still have a quarter of a tank.
    LMAO, Now that is funny.. :thumbup: :-D

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    I have a friend who sews with a bobbin on top and bottom so she knows when it is going to get empty. I love to use those serger cones to sew because it doesn't run out, now if only they can event a never ending bobbin. I have thre bobbin holders full so I just grab one and go.

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    One of my machines has a dummy light and will stop, but it still has thread for awhile so it is frustrating.

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    My Pfaff Quiltsyle 2040 sewing machine displays a low bobbin thread icon when there's about 20 yards of thread left, and flashes when the bobbin is empty.

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    Mine does,and as far as I know I can't turn it off. Most annoying.

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    I'm one of those who check when there are several feet left, then forgets and sew on and on and on... :cry:

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    I wish mine did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical
    My machine doesn't ding (it would annoy me), but it does have a tiny red light above the needle that blinks on when the bobbin is low. I have learned approximately how much further I can sew when that happens. I like that tiny red blinking light.
    I would prefer the blinking light to the ding/bing/beep/ding-dong or whatever other sounds it would make!! :lol: :lol:

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    I've never seen one or owned one that did that, but that is a valuable feature. It should be standard!

    Explosive blessings, abundance and inspiration to you all!
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