Saturday, June 25, 2016

Bobbin Size Matters!

We have all been there!  You know that place where you are deep in your sewing Zen...the world outside does not exist...your complete focus IS the STITCH...BE THE STITCH...then it happens...

YOUR BOBBIN RUNS OUT OF THREAD!

The words that come after the bobbin thread is gone are usually not the ones we are most proud of saying.  I am very lucky that Tara is not a judgmental dog.  Some machines do feature a sensor that tells you well in advance when the bobbin will be running out, but the real thrill sewers among us still like to push those limits to see exactly how much further we can go before it is serious.

By then, it is too late!

You are in the middle of the quilt, no bobbin thread and of course it was the MOST INCREDIBLE free motion quilting that has ever been achieved by human hands on a domestic home machine.  It is enough to make a grown quilter cry.

I propose companies design bigger bobbins thereby creating happier quilters!

Here is an idea of what I think a decent sized bobbin would look like for my machine!





When it comes to bobbins... SIZE MATTERS!

5 comments:

Beth said...

I will join you on the quest for that size bobbin. I really hate running out of bobbin thread. It breaks my concentration. It makes me say words that I should not say. Sewing all day on teh same bobbin would be a dream come true. :)

Rie said...

I totally agree with you ..but I think the sewing machine companies should forgo the bobbins and just let us use a spool of cotton instead.

Doreen Auger said...

Note to Rie......some machines DO use a thread cone for the bobbin thread, but no DSM to my knowledge.... My Ms Sweetie lets me know by letting me hear a slight rattle coming from the bobbin area (that is, IF I'm listening!!!!!!!!!!!!!).

Kristie Cook said...

Running out of bobbin thread is the worst! I'm trying to get better at preparing extras before hand, but that's yet to happen!

margaret said...

this happens so often and even more annoying is half the time I do not know and keep stitching or think I am stitching

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