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Posted on: 12/15/02 12:43 PM
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I read this at the sewing association site. I never realized this was so important, but it really is. Wind your bobbins slowly. When you wind them fast, the thread stretches, and you will wind up with puckered seams and seams that won't lie flat.

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bestgrammy said... (6/13/11 4:58 AM) Reply
Good to be reminded about this!
Lookingpast said... (12/13/10 4:55 PM) Reply
Thanks! This is how I was taught and why I don't like the automatic bobbin winding machines--they only have one speed: FAST forward!
SilkyScissorHands said... (11/17/10 1:19 AM) Reply
Boy! I'm having one of those "Duh" moments! Why didn't I think of that one?
PJsplace said... (2/6/07 11:02 PM) Reply
Good to know, I used to go as fast as the machine would let me, but the new Jamone 9700 sadly does not sew very fast, not like a good old gear driven singer.
giggo said... (2/24/06 5:43 AM) Reply
how do you wind sherring elastic on to a bobbin
pottsella said... (1/4/03 3:10 AM) Reply
Cheryl, I also have FM so I biggest challenge is cutting out stuff, but I'm soon going to come up with some solution. I'm also planning on cutting two or three days a week and organizing my projects in labeled boxes so when I'm ready to sew, I can just pull it out and be ready to go. I wish I had a little cutting fairy!! Carol
Kristi De Paul said... (12/29/02 4:36 PM) Reply
That's great information. Will tell all my sewing friends. Thanks!
comocosews said... (12/16/02 11:59 AM) Reply
Could be. There are probably some threads that don't lend to stretch.
Mel.J said... (12/16/02 6:34 AM) Reply
I wonder if it depends on the type of thread?
texellence said... (12/15/02 1:49 PM) Reply
Very helpful-so logical but I never thought about it. I have noticed thread breakage,too, and never thought about the bobbin thread being stretched as the culprit. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Maria Hatfield said... (12/15/02 1:37 PM) Reply
thanks so much for posting this info. thats what i have been doing is winding them pretty fast. i also noticed too, that they tend to break more often too, when i wind them up fast. and i can bet thats why ! thanks for letting us know about this.
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