Re: Interesting info about bobbins
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I use a Sidewinder all the time. You can change the bobbin winding tension and how much to fill the bobbin. It does take a little experimenting to the get the tension just right, but for me, it is a nice timesaver. I have one of those that will wind both regular and Class M bobbins for a longarm. It is one of those tools that works wonderfully if you just take the time to figure out how to use it properly.
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Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 2:22 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Interesting info about bobbins
There is a whole article on the link below and I found a lot of it very interesting. Num. 4 makes me wonder if using a bobbin winder like the SideWinder might be a bad idea, since our machines probably know what tension to wind?
4. Plastic bobbins can bulge if filled with too much tension or too tightly.
Filling a sewing machine bobbin too tightly can make a plastic bobbin bulge. This is hard to see the problem, but the bobbin ends up too tall for machine and will cause an awful mess in the bobbin area.