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    Getting to know my embroidery machine.

    I finally started playing with my filedata/fetch?id=1956024&d=1610421304&type=thumb embroidery machine. I need to get 70 weight bobbin thread. These aren't perfect but a good start. I have this suitcase of sulky...I feel like I need more colors still lol it is fun though!!
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    #2
    Nice patterns! Are you going to make something with these?
    I haven’t used Sulky threads so I can’t say anything about them. I use the same thread in the bobbin that I use on top most of the time. I use Superior Threads So Fine cones most of the time. If I want shiny thread, I have tons of spools of Madeira. I use both of those in the bobbin.
    I agree.... even with all the different colors I have, a lot of times I still don’t have the right shade!
    ~ Carol from PA

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      #3
      I bought sulky because bernina programs tells you which sulky shade to use. I haven't decided yet but I may use them in something. I really like the fall one!! I tried putting the same in the bobbin...no go. I read on Bernina's site that I needed a heavier weight in the bobbin.

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        #4
        How fun! I wish I could start using mine. The 5 1/2'' x 5 1/2'' hoop that was a freebie with bobbin thread and extra bobbins is on back order. wahhh I don't really want to play/practice around on the 7.9'' hoop.
        🌺 Lorie

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          #5
          I've not started using my Bernina machine for embroidery yet, but the sell a yellow bobbin case which is supposed to work wonders. Mine is sitting at home waiting for me. I have the 790+.
          pat.

          No rain....no rainbows!


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            #6
            Rachel, I think you are looking for a lighter weight bobbin thread, which 70-weight would be. I generally use 60-weight in the bobbin and a 40-weight polyester through the needle. I got a giant cone of white 60-weight thread on Amazon. It may last the rest of my life.

            Pat, I have heard about the yellow bobbin case, but haven't tried it yet. The standard black bobbin case has worked pretty well for me, and I really haven't had any tension issues (knock on wood).

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              #7
              Rachel...That's a very nice case of thread! I have hundreds of spools and often feel like I don't have the right color. I'm glad to see you embroidering!
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                #8
                https://www.joann.com/sulky-bobbin-t.../prd34138.html

                JoAnn has a Sulky bobbin thread. It doesn't say what the weight is.
                Superior Threads has Bottom Line. I haven't ever used it but so many people have said they love it.

                https://www.superiorthreads.com/thre...?Put-Up=Spools
                ~ Carol from PA

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                  #9
                  Thanks!! I'm going to pick some up and try it. I'm going to buy some bernina cards before I move on to downloading. I really like kimberbell. So helpful Carol!!!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by MSN View Post
                    Rachel, I think you are looking for a lighter weight bobbin thread, which 70-weight would be. I generally use 60-weight in the bobbin and a 40-weight polyester through the needle. I got a giant cone of white 60-weight thread on Amazon. It may last the rest of my life.

                    Pat, I have heard about the yellow bobbin case, but haven't tried it yet. The standard black bobbin case has worked pretty well for me, and I really haven't had any tension issues (knock on wood).
                    I think you're right!! I was thinking bigger number mentality. I'll have to look...I might have the yellow bobbin case. I have two bobbin cases. I'll see if they are different. I did see a picture of it when I was looking at feet.

                    thanks!!!

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                      #11
                      You are off and running with your machine! It looks like you have the right techniques for hooping and stabilizers. Great Job!

                      I love your suitcase of color. Thread always makes me smile.

                      What size bobbins does your machine use? Can you use pre-wounds? I like to use them as there is usually more thread on them than what our machines can wind.

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                        #12
                        Hi Rhonda. Bernina uses special unique bobbins so as far as I know I can't use pre wound bobbins.

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                          #13
                          Wow, that yellow bobbin case really is yellow! My Ellegante had two cases and one was red, but it was a painted dot inside. lol
                          🌺 Lorie

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                            #14
                            Thanks goodness for you guys..I do have a different bobbin for embroidery. I know what I'm doing after work. Mine isn't yellow but has a gold bar and a twirling spring. You all inspired me to really get into it. Your projects are gorgeous!!!

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                              #15
                              Rachel,

                              Don't be afraid to download designs. Let us know if we can help. It’s really easy to do.

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