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Date: 8/7/12 7:11 PM

I've been embroidering up a storm with my Ellisimo Gold since I brought it home about a month ago....already put 450k stitches on it! Wow! Still having some extremely slight issues of puckering and I think I'm over-tightening the hoop. Anyway, with all this embroidering going on, I'm just about out of my Finishing Touch bobbin thread and just ordered another 5 for $30. But now I'm wondering about the prewound bobbins. It seems they are a much better value.

I keep hearing that NEBs is a brand that most people have good luck with. Allstitch has 144 bobbins for $39.99, which seems like a good deal. Does anyone out there use NEBs and have good luck with them?

I've been getting such great results with Finishing Touch, so I'm a little afraid to switch over. But the cost seems to be a lot less.

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Date: 8/8/12 11:41 AM

I prefer the Clear Glide brand to the NEBS. Their website is called Bobbin Central. You can google Clear Glide as they are available at other places. I believe Pfaff & Viking dealers sell them also.

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Date: 8/8/12 6:42 PM

According to the listing at Allbrands, it looks like the distributor for NEB prewounds is Tacony, same as baby lock.

NEB, not NEBs and Allbrands should know better.

I have used this brand of prewounds for many years, both black and white. I have the original model of the Ellegante.

I also use Organ brand Titanium coated machine embroidery needles. They last longer and don't heat up and melt the adhesive on sticky back stabilizer, where a regular needle will resulting in gummy, broken thread.

I shop the price of shipping as well as the price of the product.

Ken's Sewing Center has free shipping.


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Date: 8/9/12 12:04 PM

I've got a Janome 350e, and it loves the pre-wounds from Metro Embroidery.

A box of 144 lasts me a long, long time! And the price cannot be beat.

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Date: 8/9/12 12:16 PM

I am also looking for pre-wound bobins for my Brother PE-770 which takes a SA156 or SEB: XA5539-151. This bobbin is 7/16". Does this bobbin work with my machine

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Date: 8/9/12 1:47 PM

Duplicate - once is good enough!
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Date: 8/9/12 1:52 PM

I provided a site where you could do your own research.

Read the specs.

Here is a chart.

It could be the PE 770 is not listed because the pre-wounds are 60wt and the 770 uses 90wt. See your Brother manual.

If so, this can be remedied by adjusting the tension on the bobbin case and using a center pin adapter. Check with your Brother dealer. This is what it looks like.


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Date: 8/14/12 7:14 PM

I've been using Fil-Tec pre wound bobbins that I had left over from a big commercial embroidery machine I no longer have. They work fine in both my little Brother machine, and my Baby Lock Ellure Plus.

They don't have any sides on them, so with the Ellure, I use the little bobbin post insert that was included, and I insert the bobbin with the magnet side up. The pre-wound "left overs" I have with the cardboard sides don't work for me in my home market machines.

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