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Brenni

Finally - A Lenni on TV

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I was watching Fons and Porter today. The show was longarm basics and they had Heidi using a Lenni. In the tips portion of the show they showed how to pull the bobbin thread to the top!

I had to laugh because they talked about prewound bobbins - guess they did not want to show how the sidewinder works.

I recommend all Lenni owners TIVO it.

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TIVO is a brand of digital recording. DVR. The greatest invention in the last 50 years. No more commercials. You can pause live TV.

I ran out of quilts to quilt and am in the processing of making some. I also had a pile of quilts that needed the hand sewing on the binding. I dread it but once I get started, I don't really mind.

Sidewinder directions - 1) Place on Driveway in small box 2) Back car over item continuously until box is less than 1" thick

I really have to find another way to wind bobbins.

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Brenni

I have visions of a crazed lady with steam coming out her nostrils and her hair standing on end burning a lot of rubber off her tyres!

I haven't been able to find the previous posts on bobbin winders. Perhaps someone will chime in and give directions.

Googling I found Allbrands which has one for $69 (if it's suitable?) and Gammill have the winder I used for my L style bobbins for around $90.

Despite your woes it sounds like you are powering through those quilt tops. I'm only on number four!

Regards, Judy

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Love the Lenni. Hate the bobbin winder. Others have given advice and I am on the hunt for an old DSM machine now. It just takes time. I may go peek at the Gammill winder you referenced. Thanks for the tip.

I only do pantos so don't be too impressed with my quantity.

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LOL Brenni, do you know why the $80 Gammill bobbin winder is so popular?

Because the Gammill onboard bobbin winder would be in the driveway next to the Lenni winder.:D:P

I do like my stand-alone bobbin winder, though.


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yeh, agreed, that sidewinder is junk. maybe if I super-glued it to a really heavy base, it would be somewhat useful.

fortunately my DSM Pfaff 7570 (yes-about 15 years young) has an on-board bobbin winder that fits the Lenni bobbins. works great.

Now if the Lenni just had a "bobbin thread about empty" sensor like my Pfaff... :(


The Running Stitcher ~ Donna

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I ordered the $89 Gammill winder as suggested. I will let you know how it works when I get it.

I thought about super glue too. I finally figured out a way to fold the lid over the edge of the table to keep the winder from crawling away.

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You can fix your bobbin winder delima by getting one from ABM, much better than the commercial machine winder, I have one of those too. The ABM winder will wind an M bobbin in about 5 seconds flat and do an excellent job of it, Hey they build large commercial quilting machines I think they know how to wind a bobbin or two.

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Brian,

Do you know if the ABM winder will handle an "L" size bobbin, as well as the larger "M" bobbin?


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I don't know if you guys feel comfy about ebay;)..but i bought a industrial winder for 50.00.:D It is great winds very even and FAST. just an idea. they have several on there now, just type bobbin winder in the search box and scroll down. Good luck jacque


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Actually, you can order the Turbo bobbin winder from APQS. I really like mine. I can't remember the cost off the top of my head.


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I had 2 of the sidewinders. One came with Lenni and I sold them both to s u c k e r s who wanted them. I wind my bobbins on my mechanical Bernina that I have had for about 22 years and that seems to work perfect. Thank goodness I never traded it in.

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