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I have knee problems, CANNOT kneel. As a result, I am not able to contort myself to see under the quilt to check the bobbin stitches. I"ll be spending the day unsewing a border----grrrrrrr. I picked around on the internet and found several ideas for bobbin cams, but I really don't want to have to have my laptop sucking up dust in my workroom and the space doesn't need one.more.thing. So I got the brilliant (I hope) idea to order a wifi enabled endoscope. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IA2ENVG?psc=1 Supposedly, this camera, which has built in lighting, will connect via wifi with my iphone. (there are a BUNCH of similar cameras that connect directly with android phones). Anyway, I think the cord will be too floppy to shove under the quilt, but I'm almost sure I can zip-tie the cord and camera to a dowel and make it work. I won't be able to watch the bobbin thread real-time as I'm quilting, but I'll be able to check it periodically and after bobbin changes to prevent the mess I'm cleaning up. I'll let you know how this $40 scheme works.
I've just been online looking for a bobbin cam. I really only found one, and that was "A Quilter's Eye". It looks great, but pretty expensive. I've used one on other machines, so I know I'd like having one. I can live without it, but climbing under with a flashlight gets kind of old, especially if I'm having trouble getting my tension adjusted. I would like to hear anybody's thoughts on the subject. Do you have one, or wish you had one? Do you know of another less expensive alternative? Thanks, Lori Empty Nest LAQ