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mmc3673
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Date: 12/16/11 5:22 AM

Has anyone used the prewound bobbins for their Babylock (specifically Esante BLN)? If so, can you tell me where you got them? Typically I use metro, so if those pre-wounds work that would be awesome...but Im not holding my breath.

I can wind, and it doesnt bother me that much...mainly just curious.
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Date: 12/16/11 11:17 AM

Why is the Esante different than the other models?

The only prewounds I use are for machine embroidery. I use NEB, which is size L (shorter than the standard A/15), so I use the bobbin center pin that came with my machine (Ellegante) for this specific reason.

According to this overview (see specifications) the bobbin center pin is one of the accessories included with the Esante.


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Date: 12/16/11 9:06 PM

I only said "specifically" in case anyone knew of an issue regarding the Esante taking the pre-wounds. I have never used pre-wounds but know some machines cant/wont take them, while others can.

Thanks for the info. Off to buy a few and give it a try!
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Date: 12/17/11 11:51 AM

Specifically, the option to use prewounds is why the accessories include a bobbin center pin!



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Date: 1/1/12 10:11 AM

I have an Ellageo. That is all I use now is prewound bobbins. I have found different websites when they have clearanced them. Sorry, early and not had alot of caffiene yet. Let alone, I get an email from them when stuff goes clearanced. Please note: I have only so far used the Hemmingworth so far. If you have used other brands of embroidery thread with no problems, please let me know!
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Date: 1/1/12 11:51 AM

I always used pre-wound with the center bobbin pin. I used them on my Ellageo and now on my Elissimo. I get them from my dealer, so I expect I pay more than if I ordered in quantity online. I think I pay $6.95 per dozen.
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Date: 1/1/12 12:51 PM

Thank you all for the information. I have never used the pre-wound's so I think I'll just grab a dozen at the local dealer and then order in bulk if I end up liking them as much as I think I am.
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Date: 1/4/12 12:25 PM

Does someone mind explaining prewounds to me? I know that sounds stupid, I'm just curious as to their advantages vs. winding your own? Do they perform better? The same? Easier? I mentioned them to my dealer once and she made a face and said not to use them, but I didn't get any details from her as to why not.

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Date: 1/4/12 1:24 PM

Not only a time saver unless you have extras that you can wind before your project, the prewound holds more thread.

Clue - dealers don't know everything.

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Date: 1/4/12 8:54 PM

I am really frugal (cheap, cheap, cheap) and I use prewounds for embroidery. The reason is this: embroidery takes a long time if the design is at all complicated, and I do not want to have to stop in the middle of a large design to change the bobbin because it is tricky to get it back exactly where it was.

A prewound bobbin has quite a bit more thread on it than you can get winding it at home - the professional machines do a really good job in winding the bobbin thread. If you use a new prewound bobbin even for a large 5x7 design (I don't know about anything bigger as I have no experience with that) you almost never have to stop and put in a new bobbin. (I say almost, but in fact I have never had to change it.)

I keep the partial bobbins for smaller designs, I don't waste anything.

The extra cost of the prewounds (and you can find good deals on these which I always do) is worth it to insure that my embroidery is not ruined or even put at risk for the savings of a few cents - my time and effort is worth something too.

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