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Posted on: 5/7/04 9:51 PM
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Everyone's probably already figured this out, but it just came to me the other day. I needed two spools of thread for use in a twin needle top stitch application. But Joanne's only had 1 spool of the color I needed. Since I was using wooly nylon in the bobbin I used the regular thread bobbin in my secondary spool holder. The bobbin fit fine and the twin needle stitching came out great. I can't believe I've been buying two spools of thread all this time.

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Rybe said... (7/29/10 3:16 PM) Reply
I've done this, but I found the jerky motion of my machine made the bobbin spin out of control sometimes. The solution was just another spool of thread on top of the bobbin to weigh it down :)
Sofia Lu said... (2/10/09 10:00 AM) Reply
I used this the other day on my serger but my bobbin did not fit on the spool holder. I read somewhere that you can put the bobbin in a glass and place in behind the machine. I did and it worked.
shelle007 said... (1/12/05 10:24 PM) Reply
very good idea
juliette2 said... (5/13/04 1:07 AM) Reply
Invention: the necessity of mothers :-)
G.G. said... (5/12/04 9:00 AM) Reply
necessity-the mother of invention.
Katy M said... (5/9/04 3:24 AM) Reply
I'm so glad you posted this because I am just about to try it myself!
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