question about prewound bobbins

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.
s
Reply to
basset d hound
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. Emily
Reply to
E Bengston
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. Polly
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Polly Esther
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.
Iris
Reply to
IEZ
IMHO, they are wound better and contain much more thread than ones wound at home, making embroidery easier and faster. Emily
Reply to
E Bengston
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, never.
Iris
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IEZ
My embroidery machine stops, winds the bobbin from a large cone, and resumes embroidery. I never have to remove the hoop or replace the bobbin, unless I'm actually changing the bobbin color..
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The endless bobbin feature was one of the major features which decided me on the Singer Quantum Xl series (I have two). I'm pretty sure I spend less on bobbin cones than I would on pre-wounds.
Reply to
BEI Design
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!
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Alice in PA

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