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Re: bobbin washers 13 Dec 2010 21:51 #51972

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Quiltcamp, I am serious about sending you some Little Genie Majic Bobbin Washers, if you want to try them with your machine. I did find mine, and will not be using them, as I did not see a difference. No reason to buy them, just to find out if they work for you. Once you've tested them, then you'll know if it is worth making your own purchase.

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Re: bobbin washers 13 Dec 2010 17:33 #51962

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Quiltcamp wrote:
Margo, I'm finally getting back to the computer -- a busy few days. I was just wondering about the bobbin washers as I do have a fussy Janome 1600 on my Grace frame. She only likes Robinson Anton thread. If I try other thread she skips stitches and just doesn't sew quite right. I thought maybe the washers might be the trick. Sounds as though some like the washers, some don't and others don't see a difference. I may just have to try them and see for myself. Thanks again to all how weighed in. Quilters are the best.

Pam, I'm glad you found a thread that your machine likes!! I tried the Bobbin Washers in my HQ16, but didn't really notice a difference, but then, my stitches have always been good, and my machine runs any thread that I've tried!! It might be worth checking them out if it allows you more choices for threads that will work for you!


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Re: bobbin washers 13 Dec 2010 17:19 #51959

Margo, I'm finally getting back to the computer -- a busy few days. I was just wondering about the bobbin washers as I do have a fussy Janome 1600 on my Grace frame. She only likes Robinson Anton thread. If I try other thread she skips stitches and just doesn't sew quite right. I thought maybe the washers might be the trick. Sounds as though some like the washers, some don't and others don't see a difference. I may just have to try them and see for myself. Thanks again to all how weighed in. Quilters are the best.
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Re: bobbin washers 13 Dec 2010 15:56 #51957

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cjbeg - Exactly! I have no clue! The Janome 9000 has a roomy bobbin case, and I guess it just worked its way up from under the bottom edge, the needle went through it, then pulled it the rest of the way up. I probably couldn't make it happen again, if I tried. I'm wondering if it heated up with fast sewing, and expanded. I have noticed that mine are not flat, but have a little curve to them. Oh well, they didn't really make a difference with my sewing. $10 wasted!

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Re: bobbin washers 13 Dec 2010 15:28 #51956

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How did that happen. It sits underneath the bobbin.
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Re: bobbin washers 13 Dec 2010 09:14 #51950

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I'm sure there are people who swear by the bobbin washers, but when I tried using them (because I was told they might eliminate the "birdnest" I would occasionally get on the backside of my quilt) I actually had one work its way to the top of my bobbin (drop in bobbin) and try to come up through the throat plate, and got stitched to my quilt!!! It was a mess. If I can find the rest of them I would be more than happy to mail them to you! lol
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Re: bobbin washers 13 Dec 2010 06:31 #51948

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Thank you so very much for the laugh!! :D
Sewdreamy wrote:
I have a Bernina 200E upgraded to a 730E, and she does not like the bobbin washers...she whines and complains and moans that there is something in her bobbin case and refuses to sew. She DOES take on airs and, like Victorian ladies of yore, she suffers "the vapors" from time to time. These bobbin washers bring on "the vapors" for her.

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Re: bobbin washers 07 Dec 2010 07:35 #51887

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materialblessings wrote:
Cheryl you can cut the large size down to fit your bobbin! I have also used an old sillicon applique pressing sheet to make my own. (My kitty chewed holes in my press sheet when I left it out...my bad!)
Trace the diameter of my bobbin on the sheet, cut in the inside of the line. Punch a hole in the center with a hole punch. They lasted a long time, and they worked great! :wink:
Thanks Debbie, i'll give it a try.
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Re: bobbin washers 07 Dec 2010 06:28 #51883

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Quiltcamp wrote:
Has anyone used the "genie magic bobbin washers". I need the scoop and opinions on if they work.

Pam, is there a reason you are considering them? Are you having tension issues with your bobbin thread? Maybe someone here can offer some advice?


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Re: bobbin washers 07 Dec 2010 05:35 #51879

Thank you everyone. I know I could count on you to give me the scoop. Happy Holidays and happy quilting.
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Re: bobbin washers 06 Dec 2010 21:01 #51875

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I have a Bernina 200E upgraded to a 730E, and she does not like the bobbin washers...she whines and complains and moans that there is something in her bobbin case and refuses to sew. She DOES take on airs and, like Victorian ladies of yore, she suffers "the vapors" from time to time. These bobbin washers bring on "the vapors" for her.

"Neglect not the gift that is within you..." -1 Timothy 4:14
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Re: bobbin washers 06 Dec 2010 20:25 #51873

Cheryl you can cut the large size down to fit your bobbin! I have also used an old sillicon applique pressing sheet to make my own. (My kitty chewed holes in my press sheet when I left it out...my bad!)
Trace the diameter of my bobbin on the sheet, cut in the inside of the line. Punch a hole in the center with a hole punch. They lasted a long time, and they worked great! :wink:

Longview, Washington USA

"If you are very patient...you will get into trouble slower."
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Re: bobbin washers 06 Dec 2010 18:59 #51869

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The ones I bought are too big for my viking. Come to find out they are for long arm machines.
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Re: bobbin washers 06 Dec 2010 18:51 #51868

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I use them for my longarm all the time! I love them!

from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY
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