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Prewound Bobbins….yea or nay??

I HATE to wind bobbins, especially when I am in the middle of a project and have to stop and unthread everything.

I have recently been hearing people talking about pre-wound bobbins and my initial, frugal reaction was “why would I want to spend money on those?”

THEN, I started thinking about the fact that I would have been paying money for the thread anyway, and what I was saving was TIME, and we all know how valuable IT is!!

So, I relaxed my purse strings and purchased two sets of Pre-wound bobbins for Julio, my Juki Sit-Down long arm……

I loaded a cream-colored one into the bobbin casing and started quilting……

Okay….the top looks GREAT!!!

But the BIG test is how the back looks…..

WOW….even on this loose-weaved practice fabric, the tension looks amazing.

I think that I have found a keeper!!!

So where are you…..Prewound Bobbins………

7 thoughts on “Prewound Bobbins….yea or nay??

  1. Love prewound bobbins – tightly and evenly wound, probably have more thread on them than I wind on a bobbin so I am thinking it’s about even price wise. Combined with the TOWA tension gauge my tension is perfect

    1. I use the TOWA as well and, with perfect tension, I have completely stopped trying to match the bobbin threads to the top threads. It saves SO much time and I can just buy a selection of neutral bobbins!! Definitely a WIN-WIN!!!

  2. I also buy the Prewound 60wt polyester bobbins for my domestic machine. Same is true for the tension with them. I saw how well it worked on my long arm and thought yes it’s worth it.

    1. I know that Superior has good ones and I would trust any of their threads. Mine were Glide thread and I bought it thru Angela Walters site. I know that Juki Junkies also carries them.

  3. Never purchased or used them; however, what “it” can SAVE on your sewing machine motor seems like a good move!!!!

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