Awww come on.. *blush* .. ya think I'd give you all bad advice? lol. I've done it for ages myself in both my Janome sewing machine and my mega-fussy Brother embroidery machine, and I never have a problem with either machine when using knotted bobbin threads... which is why I mentioned it, if I'm saving a few cents on bobbin thread, you all should too...lol :) xXx
Hey girl, you need to submit this idea to emblibrary if you haven't yet. Carol
This sounds one of the best ideas in a long time. I will try it. Having got fed up with wasting so much bobbin thread, I usually let it run out and then go back on my embroidery and start again with a new bobbin. I hate wasting anything - must have something to do with being bought up at the end of the war. Hehe!
i have tried this too since dadababes post...it worked for me & i think i have the most stubborn machine ever!! thanks danababes.
Sounds like a cool idea if it works on all machines, I think mine gives me enough trouble without me looking for more, lol!
Thanks for the advice you gave on the use of the WSS My cross and book mark came out perfect. Stella
Glad I could help someone for a change, I am usually the one needing help.
Thanks for the tip. Will give it a try. Judy
I am guessing this is to fill one bobbin of thread if you have several partial bobbins of the same thread?
yep :) xXx
More details please!
You can knot the bobbin threads together, then cut close to the knot. Put one bobbin on your bobbin winder, and the other on your thread holder .. go really slow to make sure your bobbin-being-refilled is spinning the correct way (if not, flip it upside down and put it back on the bobbin winder) .. fill till full. I do this with both embroidery bobbin thread and regular thread on my sewing machine, your machine wont even notice the knot :) xXx
Here's how to do it. I copied & pasted danabes post.
I don't mean to be pesty.... but, how is it possible to wind a bobbin the wrong way? Are some bobbins not reversible?
if it is on the wrong way with thread on it, it will unwind instead of winding more on
Been there, done that. He He!!
Makes sense now. Thanks.
I don't understand. Are you knotting the thread when you start the bobbin? Please explain. thanks
sewbadly, see the above answer to honeychyle's post. Hope this helps.
I will try that... I have only had my machine for a short time but the number of partially filled bobbins continues to amaze me.... what a fantastic solution... hope my machine is not particular.
Cool--I'll have to try that.
It does work! i tried it also, one of the best tips I have had in a long time. She ought to send it to emblibrary.It never occoured to me to do this.