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how to wind a bobbin

I bought a used Lenni about a month ago and just started practicing on it. I received the manual on CD but I did not receive the basic training CD.

So.....my problem is that I do not know how to wind a new bobbin. I have tried to use the sidewinder - that is a useless gadget.

Can anyone please explain how to wind a bobbin - I'm desperate?!?!?!

Thanks so much,

Beth

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Do you have a domestic sewing machine that your bobbin will fit on or one that also uses L sized bobbins. I can wind bobbins on my older Singer machines or my more modern Janome's. Hope this helps. If all else fails you can buy a winder from APQS or buy prewound bobbins from several places.


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my milli had a side winder for the bobbin I just loved it , you do have to make sure you don't hold the thread too tight when it first starts or it will break every time . as always with ppppp its gets so much easier

I have learned to use the turbo winder with my new machine , I really miss my sidewinder


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I have the turbo winder and love it, when I use it, mostly though I use pro-wound bobbins....time is money...


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Thanks Cheri - I know I will enjoy Lenni once I learn more about him.

Hi Bonnie, I do have a Janome 6600 and tried to put the metal bobbins on him to wind and it did not work. The prewounds that I have bought for my Jamone are Class 15 so they won't work.

Thanks for your suggestions - I appreciate all the quick responses.

Beth

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Please take the time to find another option other than the sidewinder so you can move on and enjoy your Lenni. There have been many posts on the subject. Until I got a real bobbin winder, I used to let the thread flow through my fingers so the bobbin would wind tight enough. Options abound - K Kraft, Gammill ($89) (what I ended up buying), the APQS option, your home machine (not husqvarna). Ditch the sidewinder as soon as you can so you don't miss out on the fun of using the Lenni.

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Originally posted by Quiltsinmotion

my singer feather weight worked for my milli bobbin

is the Lenni sidewinder different then the milli ?

forget that I asked I just checked on the home page , Lenni does not have a bobbin winder on the right side [sorry ]


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Bummer my 6500 will wind them. Also my Berinia will also. On the 6600 is it to small and the bobbin spins. If so can you wedge something in there to make it work without hurting anything.


Bonnie Botts

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APQS Millennium 2006---MJ

APQS Millennium 2004---Lucy

405-533-1025 home

518-935-3832 cell

"Absolute rules are about as useless in making quilts as they are in raising children" Carter Houck---1992

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Have loved my Turbo winder that came with my Millie. I did have to add a little washer to the post where you put your bobbin for it to wind evenly. This was a hint from Amy and it works!

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I have an on board winder on my Millie so don't know the specifics on the side winder. If no one chimes in give tech support a call and they can assist you in running it.

I've seen it work and used it at a froends and it worked fine. I had trouble with it at first until Colleen showed me how it worked, then it was simple. It was almost a year ago so I don't remember exactly.


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