Bobbin winding

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I recently purchased a used Viking designer I with floppy drive. It has
run great since I've had it but sometimes the bobbins that I wind are
really loose and not tightly wound. Then there are times when they are
fine. What am I doing wrong? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Bobbin winding
On 09/08/11 12:40, quiltfairy wrote:
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When winding does the thread path pass through any of the tension
mechanism?  If it does the difference may be whether you have your
presser foot up (tension disengaged) or down (tension engaged).

Lizzy

Re: Bobbin winding
Try taking your tension post apart and cleaning it out, assuming you are
using it correctly as Lizzy posted.

None of my machines have ever changed with the presser foot for the bobbin
winder. I use only prewound ones except for colours, other than white and
black available.

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"Lizzy Taylor"  wrote in message

When winding does the thread path pass through any of the tension
mechanism?  If it does the difference may be whether you have your
presser foot up (tension disengaged) or down (tension engaged).

Lizzy


On 09/08/11 12:40, quiltfairy wrote:
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Re: Bobbin winding
On 2011/08/10 03:42 AM, John P. Bengi wrote:
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I have the Husqvarna Rose, and the thread does not go through the
tension post when winding.  I find the easiest way to improve the
winding is to have the thread pass through my fingers above the machine
while winding.  I have had loosely wound bobbins before, and found doing
that kept them firm.

Joyce in RSA.

Re: Bobbin winding
The tension posts keeps the thread layered real nicely and evenly tensioned.
You get a lot of burnt fingers?...LOL

I buy pre-wound ones by the gross cheaply so can't be bothered with it
lately.

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I have the Husqvarna Rose, and the thread does not go through the
tension post when winding.  I find the easiest way to improve the
winding is to have the thread pass through my fingers above the machine
while winding.  I have had loosely wound bobbins before, and found doing
that kept them firm.

Joyce in RSA.


Re: Bobbin winding
John P. Bengi wrote:
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That's what I was wondering!  I occasionally "tension" the
bobbin thread on my Singer 401As, just to fill the last
little bit on one side of the bobbin, but I wouldn't want to
hold onto it for the entire fill.  Ouch!

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I wind bobbins from 1800 yard bobbin-thread cones using the
Singer Quantum XL5000's and XL6000's  "Endless Bobbin™"  (In
the embroidery mode if the machine runs out of bobbin thread
during embroidery, it stops, automatically rewinds the
bobbin, and then continues to embroider the design.)

I don't even have to remove the hoop!   ;-)

Getting the bobbin thread 'just right' through the thread
path the first few times is tricky, but once it's mastered
it works perfectly every time.

This is my most recent effort:
http://ickes.us/BarbarasFloralThrow.aspx

Several others are here:
http://ickes.us/MachineEmbroidery.aspx

Nothing on my site is for sale.

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Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



Re: Bobbin winding
Very nice!  I am jealous of that one!

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I wind bobbins from 1800 yard bobbin-thread cones using the
Singer Quantum XL5000's and XL6000's  "Endless Bobbin™"  (In
the embroidery mode if the machine runs out of bobbin thread
during embroidery, it stops, automatically rewinds the
bobbin, and then continues to embroider the design.)

I don't even have to remove the hoop!   ;-)

Getting the bobbin thread 'just right' through the thread
path the first few times is tricky, but once it's mastered
it works perfectly every time.

This is my most recent effort:
http://ickes.us/BarbarasFloralThrow.aspx

Several others are here:
http://ickes.us/MachineEmbroidery.aspx

Nothing on my site is for sale.



Re: Bobbin winding


John P. Bengi wrote:
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Thanks!

Which one?  I put four designs on the throw for my sister.
I did not digitize any of them, they were purchased either
from emblibrary.com or embroidery.com.

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Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



Re: Bobbin winding
**THAT** comment was directed at you bobbin winding feature...LOL
The following one was directed at you photos.

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"BEI Design"  wrote in message
Thanks!

Which one?  I put four designs on the throw for my sister.
I did not digitize any of them, they were purchased either
from emblibrary.com or embroidery.com.




Re: Bobbin winding

John P. Bengi wrote:
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Oops!  ;-}

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally
read text.
Q: Why is it such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?

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Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx




Re: Bobbin winding
I follow business guidelines and standard format  for email.
You are beating you head against the wall.


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Oops!  ;-}
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally
read text.
Q: Why is it such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?





Re: Bobbin winding
John P. Bengi wrote:

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But this isn't "business" or "e-mail", it's Usenet.

And it feels so good when I stop.  ;-)

http://www.html-faq.com/etiquette/?toppost


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Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx






Re: Bobbin winding
Very tired of scrolling to the bottom and then back searching for the first
piece of text. Then wondering WTF posted this anyway as the attribution line
is at the other end of the post. Bottom posting is a very poor format and
very hard for people to follow. This is why business, emails and many Usenet
groups are switching and new readers are attempting to enforce it.

Typically if it is bottom posted and more than one page it doesn't get read
at all.
Politely put, people harping on format are starting to get ignored by
falling into bozobins as trolls being OCD  in off-topic rants.

Yes, it feels good to stop...LOL

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But this isn't "business" or "e-mail", it's Usenet.

And it feels so good when I stop.  ;-)

http://www.html-faq.com/etiquette/?toppost


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John P. Bengi wrote:
I follow business guidelines and standard format  for
email. You are beating you head against the wall.







Re: Bobbin winding
Nice work!

Did you design the patterns yourself?

The flower petals look a little rough textured. I am sure it is the photo
lighting that does that.
I have done that on a thistle flower where the "rough" is desirable.

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This is my most recent effort:
http://ickes.us/BarbarasFloralThrow.aspx

Several others are here:
http://ickes.us/MachineEmbroidery.aspx

Nothing on my site is for sale.

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



Re: Bobbin winding
John P. Bengi wrote:
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Thanks!

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Some yes, some no, see below...

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If you are asking about the four designs I stitched on the
throw for my sister, the answer is, no I purchased those
designs.  The leaves and petals were intentionally created
to allow the background to show through, especially the
leaves on the irises.  That is a look which I like sometimes
and dislike at others, depending on the background fabric.

For instance, I really wanted the print to show through the
wings of this (purchased) dragonfly:
http://ickes.us/images/Houndstooth%20on%20bib.jpg

However, I digitized one of the dragonflies on this apron:
http://ickes.us/images/Green%20Apron%20motif.jpg
in order to make one on the center of the bib really stand
out.   I used iridescent thread, although it does not
photograph very well.

I have been machine embroidering for about 6 years, and
picked up digitizing mostly by trial and error, as the
instructions for my software package are... let's just say
"poorly written and even less well translated".  :-}

I did a great thistle for some items I donated a year ago:
http://ickes.us/TartanTeaDonationItems.aspx
...bottom of the page.  I bought that package at
emblibrary.com http://tinyurl.com/thistledesign .

I digitized the large Celtic knot on the tote and the small
knot on the napkins, the other designs were ones I had in my
collection.  My granddaughter does Highland dance, so I
collect Celtic designs and have a huge file of Celtic art
for future projects....  :-)

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Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



Re: Bobbin winding
I really like the "see-through" wings. It gives such a real look.

Wife and I did Scottish Country Dancing for 3-4  years and started a t-shirt
logo for the club.
We didn't know they already had a B&W one established  and everybody wanted
ours, in colour,
which caused some friction in the club.... oooops!
Basically "borrowed" the design and tweaked it some with some multi-colour
feathers on the ends.

Haven't been involved in designs for a while, now.  Too busy with other
things and Win 7 doesn't like my software.
Wife is sewing out gifts for a new club she participate in, in the next room
right now. I am only a spectator for the last while.

Lots of cool Celtic designs out there!

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If you are asking about the four designs I stitched on the
throw for my sister, the answer is, no I purchased those
designs.  The leaves and petals were intentionally created
to allow the background to show through, especially the
leaves on the irises.  That is a look which I like sometimes
and dislike at others, depending on the background fabric.

For instance, I really wanted the print to show through the
wings of this (purchased) dragonfly:
http://ickes.us/images/Houndstooth%20on%20bib.jpg

However, I digitized one of the dragonflies on this apron:
http://ickes.us/images/Green%20Apron%20motif.jpg
in order to make one on the center of the bib really stand
out.   I used iridescent thread, although it does not
photograph very well.

I have been machine embroidering for about 6 years, and
picked up digitizing mostly by trial and error, as the
instructions for my software package are... let's just say
"poorly written and even less well translated".  :-}

I did a great thistle for some items I donated a year ago:
http://ickes.us/TartanTeaDonationItems.aspx
...bottom of the page.  I bought that package at
emblibrary.com http://tinyurl.com/thistledesign .

I digitized the large Celtic knot on the tote and the small
knot on the napkins, the other designs were ones I had in my
collection.  My granddaughter does Highland dance, so I
collect Celtic designs and have a huge file of Celtic art
for future projects....  :-)

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



Re: Bobbin winding
John P. Bengi wrote:
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I loved the way it turned out.  The thread for the wings was
clear and white iridescent, the body was deep purple
iridescent.  My daughter's favorite critter is dragonflies
obviously, and the houndstooth was a small joke:  Years ago
I bought some B&W houndstooth wool yardage to make her a
jacket.  It is still ripening in my stash...

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Oh aaarrgghhh!!!  Yes, I have stepped on a few toes, too.
Your solution was a nice political recovery.

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I ordered a new Dell laptop for the embroidery machine
specifically with Win XP Pro... paid an 'upgrade' price for
the downgrade, if that makes sense.  Right now I have my
embroidery machine hooked up to a 10-year-old Gateway
running XP, as it has serial ports, the Dell laptop only has
USB and I found conflicts in transferring designs.  <sigh>
However, I am about to donate the old Gateway and go back to
using the Dell.  My PSW 2.0a software is compatible with XP,
and I found a work-around for the USB/Serial issue.

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Well sure, but it's so fun to digitize!!!  ;-)

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Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



Re: Bobbin winding
Yes the connection port has been a problem and will get worse.

Our Brother ULT2000 machine runs on floppy disks and cartridges (yuk and
double yuk) and I think there is only one (poor quality) company making 3.5"
floppies anymore, let alone try to get a drive to work properly.

We went through this at work. Most of the industrial controllers we use for
city control upgraded to serial ports a few years ago and they have now
disappeared on laptops. We use old discarded machines to live, on location,
and maintain this equipment, older than 4 years old.  Expected lifetime of
this stuff is usually about 30 years **SIGH**.
USB was never used and skipped on serious equipment and now finally this
stuff came out using Ethernet ports.

I am sure the next time we have to fall back on our old ULT2000 we will not
be able to get the pattern into it. ("Honey! This floppy drive has rust on
it!"; "OMG! the new MoBo has no port on it!"; "What does a 'floppy' look
like again?")  It makes a decent sewing machine at a horrible $3K++ price,
though. I have a USB floppy drive still in the original box it came in
though...LOL

Got rid of a industrial 10 needle machine with serial port and proprietary
I/F a few years ago. Horrible machine in terms of today's "user
friendliness". Talk about being a locked in slave in today's progressive
tech world.


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I ordered a new Dell laptop for the embroidery machine
specifically with Win XP Pro... paid an 'upgrade' price for
the downgrade, if that makes sense.  Right now I have my
embroidery machine hooked up to a 10-year-old Gateway
running XP, as it has serial ports, the Dell laptop only has
USB and I found conflicts in transferring designs.  <sigh>
However, I am about to donate the old Gateway and go back to
using the Dell.  My PSW 2.0a software is compatible with XP,
and I found a work-around for the USB/Serial issue.




Re: Bobbin winding
On 8/9/2011 4:40 AM, quiltfairy wrote:
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My wife uses a stand-alone bobbin winder, the Wrights SideWinder. Avoids
a lot of problems, doesn't have to re-thread her sewing machines, and
other benefits.

  - Herb

Re: Bobbin winding
I absolutely love my Wright's SideWinder.   In the past, my least-liked part
of sewing was filling the bobbin; now it is a pleasant experience.

Emily



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