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Date: 4/21/13 12:26 PM

Hi,

I bought an embroidery only machine awhile back, took it out of the box, and set it on my sewing table, then put its cover on.

I'm signed up to take a class and need some prewound bobbins. I know I need class 15 bobbins and that I should get plastic and not cardboard for the sides.

I was wondering if you experience embroiderers can give me some pointers on the right brand to buy.

Thanks - Kathy (pretty clueless, but willing to learn)

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Subject: Im getting closer to turning it on :) Date: 4/21/13 1:38 PM

Class 15 are one of the most common bobbin sizes. If you're concerned, go to the dealer and buy some genuine Brother bobbins.
I have a Brother machine and use metal bobbins.

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Date: 4/21/13 6:00 PM

Didn't it come with some bobbins and a spool of bobbin thread?

I don't buy the pre-wounds.. I wind a few bobbins once in a while and then don't do it for a long time. The bobbin threads for embroidery are finer- so there is LOTS of yardage on the bobbins after you wind them.

So if you don't have a few bobbins, I ditto the comment above - buy some when you go see your dealer.

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Date: 4/22/13 7:26 AM

Fil-Tec prewounds are wonderful. Not that much different in price than winding your own and they have more on them than you can wind yourself.

Or buy bobbin thread (Finishing Touch is a good brand) and wind yourself.

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Simplicity 350 serger, bought about 1997
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Subject: Im getting closer to turning it on :) Date: 4/22/13 12:33 PM

I am always scared of new things! I am trying to get past that.
I have to use my own bobbins for my machine (viking)-but if 'sulky' is an option-I would avoid it like the plague.
If you don't know-only use bobbin thread with embroidery. Otherwise its too thick and the bobbin color will poke thru the embroidery color.

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Date: 4/22/13 1:50 PM

The first thing you should do is use the bobbin thread and plastic bobbins that came with the machine and make a few bobbins. Then hoop a regular piece of cotton fabric with the stabilizer sample that came with the other stuff. Turn on your machine, thread some thread, and hit the automatic threader button and stare in amazement! Then pick one letter and hit the button!! You can do it!! I was way intimidated too- it's phenomenal though! Good luck!! If need any help feel free to p.m. me anytime!

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Subject: Im getting closer to turning it on :) Date: 4/23/13 8:53 AM

Just go for it! I purchased the Dreamweaver a couple of weeks ago, and it is very easy to get up and running do embroidery. The quick reference guide should make it really easy.

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Date: 4/23/13 10:52 AM

Well, Kathy....

Did ya flip the switch yet?

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~~~YAY! ~~~ I finally published my first pattern!
See demo video on: www.BionicGearBag.com
My personal blog: www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger


Love my Babylock Ellisimo Gold & ElnaPress

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Date: 4/29/13 0:17 AM

I'd start by opening the manual and going through it. I know that brother manuals read like epic novels! I am still finding new things about my 1250D that I got a year and a half ago!

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