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    Quote Originally Posted by ocnlogan View Post
    I wind bobbins for and use them on the top and bottom. ... Not sure its the best method, but its simple, easy, and doesn't cost anything .
    It's not the best method, it's also not simple and it costs you a lot of time when u use a bobbin for the top thread too. My top thread is about 2000m long and I consider the big industrial GŁtermann kingspools as the by far cheapest and easiest solution.

    With a little training and experience you know when it's time to look at the bobbin thread. Best and easiest method:

    - Start longer sewing projects (where you want your bobbin thread unbrocken) always with a full bobbin.
    - In all other cases don't bother if the bobbin threads runs out. Make proper lock stitches, rewind the bobbin and sew the rest of your stitch lines.
    - Buy at least two or three bobbins. I have much more but don't need more than five for three different threads.
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    Interesting. I'll respectfully disagree that it's not simple, but that's mostly personal preference, so that's fine.

    On my machine there isn't a way to wind another bobbin with the top still threaded, which could be why I don't think it adds any time to things. I could of course wind a few spare bobbins before hand, and swap them out. I've just never started/installed a new bobbin in the middle like that. Maybe I'll try it out next time.

    The rest of the tips I totally agree with though. Nothing more annoying than starting a line of stitching and having the bobbin run out just after you start.

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    You can buy an extra bobbin winder.
    http://www.amazon.com/Simplicity-Sid.../dp/B001CE8JBU

    or use something like a electric drill or hand mixer for bobbin winding. I don't need such tools.

    I said it already. One of the most important skills I had to learn too was to make proper lock stitches with a hand needle and little invisible knots at the end and the beginning of a sewing line.

    How this done you can see here (watch from 5:30)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss0-yep-6FA

    I make little knots (double overhand knots with two thread ends) also between two fabric layers and/or hide the thread ends. You can always do it in such a way that you won't see any knots or thread ends. This is the reason why I'm not worried that the bobbin thread could run out.
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