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Faye Posted: Mon, Nov 8 2010 10:31 PM

I USE EMPTY MEDICINE BOTTLES TO PUT FILLED BOBBINS OF THE SAME COLOR .  I USE MY SIDEWINDER BOBBIN WINDER TO FEEL A LOT OF BOBBINS WHILE SITTING IN MY LAZY BOY.  SAVES MY SEWING MACHINE AND DO NOT NEED TO STOP AND WIND WHILE WORKING ON A PROJECT.  WORKS FOR ME.  FAYE

 

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Hi

Can someone tell me, does the sidewinder bobbin winder require electricity?

Thanks

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Nana replied on Mon, Nov 8 2010 11:23 PM

Faye

That is a great tip.  Thanks for sharing.

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Nana replied on Mon, Nov 8 2010 11:24 PM

Collette

The ones that I have looked at are electric.

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Wendy replied on Tue, Nov 9 2010 12:07 AM

some of them are AC/DC. My friend donna has one that is both.

 

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I have the sidewinder, but I don't like how it winds the thread on so don't use it.

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Kris replied on Tue, Nov 9 2010 7:42 AM

Collettequilter:

Hi

Can someone tell me, does the sidewinder bobbin winder require electricity?

Thanks

Mine uses batteries and electricity. 

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Batteries make it self suffient.

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Leslie :

I have the sidewinder, but I don't like how it winds the thread on so don't use it.

  What don't you like Leslie?  I was hoping maybe it would work for me to wind for my longarm.  I sure cannot afford to buy the one that Nolting sells.

 

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Leslie :

I have the sidewinder, but I don't like how it winds the thread on so don't use it.

Mine doesn't seem to wind the bobbins as tightly as my sewing machine does.  Is that the probelm you have Leslie? 

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Marge (AKA Dimples):
Mine doesn't seem to wind the bobbins as tightly as my sewing machine does.
  Well that is something to think about.  I was thinking it would be nice to wind bobbins for the FQ but I may have to just do them on my Brother.

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Leslie replied on Sun, Nov 14 2010 6:30 AM

Marge (AKA Dimples):

Leslie :

I have the sidewinder, but I don't like how it winds the thread on so don't use it.

 

Mine doesn't seem to wind the bobbins as tightly as my sewing machine does.  Is that the probelm you have Leslie? 

 

Yes thats  part of the problem , but also it dosen't wind as much thread on and it's not very smooth

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jodekema replied on Sun, Nov 14 2010 7:30 AM

I cannot remember where I saw this in a magazine or on forn & porter but I thought it was a great idea. If you have a extra spool of thread the same weight instead of unthreading your entire machine to wind a bobbin just take the thread off the thread holder pop in the extra spool and wind your bobbin when you are finished just pop on the original spool and your machine is still threaded. Ok I have sewn for 30 years and never thought of that i thought that was a great idea.

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Leslie replied on Sun, Nov 14 2010 8:06 AM

I have 2 spool holders, I always keep the second one threaded for my  bobbin.

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That's what I do too Leslie.  I do find that my bobbins wind better when I run the thread through the first thread guide on my Janome 6600 instead of straight through the bobbin winders tension disc.  They seem to wind tighter then. 

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