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Beginner Question: Prewound Bobbins

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I'm curious what others think of specific rewound bobbins—L size in my case.  I seem to be doing just fine with the bobbins that came with my used Lenni.  I have been using the SuperBobs and haven't yet tried the Magna-Glide ones (where you have to remove the check spring).  Sometimes it is worth it just to stick with what is working.  SuperBobs appear to be slightly less expensive than the Magna-Glide too.  Again, I'm not having any problems . . 

I was looking at the MonoPoly Clear Prewounds (L-Style) and MonPoly Smoke on Superior's website.  What is people's experience with these?  If they work well and I'm really just trying to hide stitching on the back of quilts, maybe these are the way to go.  If not, what colors of the SuperBobs do you find most versatile?

As I'm sure you all know, all of these things add up and I do want to be wise with my money.

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I've been using SuperBobs for the past 12 years in almost most cases. Occasionally, I wind a bobbin if I can't find a color I need in my bobbin supply. I have used the Monopoly clear once when Superior sent out samples and never bought any since. Although this was several years ago, I was not impressed. Too many issues getting the tension right. I also use the Magna-Glide bobbins when using Glide on top. Very nice tension but runs out quickly. I keep several bobbins in a labeled case for each type of thread. Makes it a lot quicker getting to the right tension each time I change threads. As far as colors, I use SuperBob "silver" when I need something that blends well with almost everything if I don't have the exact color.  I went crazy when I first started and bought a lot of thread. My current goal is to use it up.


Cee K

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JZB,

I have used the pre-wound bobbins, with great success.  Just as I have had great results with my own wound bobbins.  Brand/type, I believe is purely a personal opinion.

As you have a L size bobbin, you can inexpensively pick up extra bobbin cases so you can have them set for different bobbin and threads.  

I would suggest you look into getting a TOWA gauge, or learn how to properly set the bobbin tension by feel.


May your threads be balanced, and your bobbin forever full….

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