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ladyof2 posted on Sat, Jan 14 2012 3:09 PM

Does anyone know what else to use instead of going to buy these magic bobbin washers?

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ladyof2:

Does anyone know what else to use instead of going to buy these magic bobbin washers?

 

If you have a high dollar, precision machine I'd be leary of using anything like this. Usually any stitch problems can be worked out with a slight tension adjustment, needle change,  re- thread, and making sure your bobbins are wound properly.   

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Answered (Not Verified) Donna B replied on Sat, Jan 14 2012 10:40 PM
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Judy Lee:

Good evening Elizabeth,

The Magic Bobbins reduce the heat and friction as you longarm quilt.  It is supposed to prevent backlash as well.  I bought them when I had all the tension problems and all the bird nesting on my quilt. I was willing to try almost anything since I had long since pulled out all my hair! LOL!  I can tell a difference when using them and not using them.  The bobbin washers go into the bobbin holder and then your bobbin goes in next.  I don't sew without them.

Judylee

I agree JudyLee,  I use the Magic Bobbins in my Bernina and have not had any backlash problems since.  I also use the Supreme Slder and find it very helpful with FMQ.  I would highly recommend them for anyone doing a lot of FMQ on their machine.  I got them in a kit (from Leah Day's website) that included the Magic Bobbins, Supreme Slider and Machingers (gloves).

 Winthrop, WA

 

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Kris replied on Sun, Jan 15 2012 3:25 AM

I have some bobbin washers. They go in the bobbin case and if your machine has a sensor that tell you when the bobbin is running out they block it. I hate running out of bobbin thread and not knowing so I only use them in the machine on the frame. I can see when that thread runs out.

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I am also new to site and a bit backwards in coming forward, but concerning the bobbin washers, I use them all the time on my A1 longarm, I have no need on my two Berninas and one washer lasts months on the longarm.  Fixed my tension problems, you take out the spring and use a drop of oil.  Love them.

 

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Carol, I use the slider  mat for the free hand motion on my quilts and it helps a lot and it relieves the aches and pains in your arms.  Although, my shoulder was sore maybe it is because my posture was not correct or something... As for the bobbin washers, I'm still working on it.  It seems that on my machine it doesn't work right.  Just don't know.... 

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Hi carolebrunet and welcome to QCA!

Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love

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Hi Carolynne and welcome to QCA

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gini replied on Sun, Jan 15 2012 7:45 PM

hi carolynne, welcome to the group

gini in north idaho

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gini replied on Sun, Jan 15 2012 7:45 PM

carolebrunet,  love your name   welcome to the group

gini in north idaho

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