I have an old brother -- 7500, litttle brother -- ps300; bernina 185,
and new brother quatro. Question -- pre wound bobbins, which ones can
I use safely with which machine? choices are paper covered, no
covers, and plastic. I remember years ago someone saying that on some
machines you take off one side of the paper, others not. anyone out
there have a clear understanding of this?
Thank you for any help.
Personally, I do not have any of the brands you mentioned; but if it were me
wanting to know details like type of pre-wound bobbins to use, I would try
the dealer first if he/she is in town. Or, the online site of each machine
would probably give that information.
I was very successful in using pre-wound bobbins in my Pfaff 7560, but since
I got a Babylock a few years ago, I haven't even tried to find out the ones
to use in it, because I don't sew as much as in the past.
I hope this helps.
Better not try them on the Bernina until you get permission from the tech
guy who services it. I got growled at for using 'as good as' metal bobbins
in a Bernina - which is not the same question but I would ask first. My
Brother emb mach loves pre-wound bobbins but once again, you'd better ask.
I'd stay away from the paper covered ones. I never tried them but I've
heard they can cause problems. The only pre-wounds I've used are the NEB
plastic sided ones. I don't use them for general sewing; prefer to wind my
own bobbins for that. The NEBs are great for machine embroidery though. I
have a small brother embroidery machine. I'm pretty sure it's a 350D (D for
Disney) and I use the standard NEBs (L style I think) with no problem. My
larger Brother Innovis takes a taller bobbin (which I think NEB also makes -
called M style, maybe?) but I can use the L style NEBs on that one too,
because it came with a metal, spindled adapter that slips into the bobbin
case. The adaptor raises up the shorter bobbin just enough to work.
I have an older Bernina 1090 that takes metal bobbins, but I've never tried
the NEBs in anything except the Brother machines.
This is it, in a nutshell. I admit, I resisted prewounds at first when I
got my embroidery machine. But when I tried them, I never went back. There
is no comparison. The embroidery just comes out so much better, never mind
the time they save in not having to wind bobbins.
For garment sewing and even quilting, I wind my own. But for embroidery,
I have a 5 year old Babylock Quest, and use prewound bobbins. My service
man gave me one to try, and I was hooked! The style I use has no
sides....and a slightly magnetized core. It doesn't cause any problems with
the computer parts of the machine. The bobbins last forever, and they
produce no lint! Plus, I can lay two or three out, and when they're gone, I
know it's time to oil the machine a little. I buy them from the Sewing
Machine Repair shop....100 in a box for about $32. I love them, and use
them for everything I can!