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    Sidewinder

    Does anybody have a Sidewinder?.... Do you like it? Does it work well?


    I don't know how long Judy will be in the shop, and as you all know by now, Judy Junior aka Jem, has decided not to wind bobbins.... And she sort of screatches....or squeaks...I don't know.... So I thought I would buy a Sidewinder. I'm getting way behind on my PL quilts.... Thanks, in advance...


    Sandy from Cincinnati


    AKA Kermit

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    I have one, I do not like it but I have to use it sometimes. I have 5 sewing machines that all take different bobbins and one of the machines does not even have a bobbin winder. I have found that the Viking machine bobbin has to be put on upside down to wind in the right direction on the sidewinder. The thing is too lightweight so it wiggles around badly and the tension is pitiful but like I said I do have to use it.

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      #3
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      My friend has one and loves it. She and my sister use it all the time. I'd use it too, but I don't load up on a lot of bobbins like they do.

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        #4
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        I am in a drawing for one...hope I win. I sure would like to have one that works well!
        Cheri

        www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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          I have to hold the spool of thread in place, and I aways guide my thread, but it is fast.

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            I have the Deluxe Sidewinder and I don't care for it at all. I have much better luck filling my bobbins on my machine. I'm sorry I bought mine.
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            Scottie Mom Barb

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              Oh dear..... Mixed reviews....just like when I research sewing machines....

              I think I will pick one up at Joann's, after church, and give it a try.... I can always return it if I find that I don't like it. It's either that, or not much sewing until Judy comes home....which I hope is very soon..... She is a workhorse, and I need her!

              Thanks everyone...


              Sandy from Cincinnati


              AKA Kermit

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                #8
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                I have one that I use when I'm piecing on my FW. I do have to hold the thread and that can be a pain, but I hate to use my machine to wind bobbins, because I'm to cheap to buy extra thread and I hate to retread needle.
                Lisa

                "Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands...." 1 Thessalonians 4:11

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                  That is exactly what I found I had to do with mine and now I love it.


                  Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
                  I have to hold the spool of thread in place, and I aways guide my thread, but it is fast.
                  Gerri

                  Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

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                    one of my quilting ladies has one and she loves it. Her bobbin winder on her machine broke and refuses to pay over $100 to have that fixed . She brings it to class every week and everyone uses it . No complaints , everyone has different machines all love it.
                    sigpic:icon_hug: Iris Girl = April = fabric, Fabric FABRIC!!
                    Time spent with cats is never wasted.
                    Sigmund Freud

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                      I use one. I have an upright spindle for the 2170, and you have to remove it to get to the winder. I use it for the 1500, as it's easier to use a second spool and rather than unthread. It also takes any bobbins. This is good for a serger or twin needle work. As long as the bobbins are on the thread spindles, it doesn't matter what machine they came from. Saves buying 2 spools when you only need a little. One bobbin on the needles of a serger should do a t-shirt. Seems some of the newer sewing machines are fussy about which bobbin they wind.

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                        I bought one and brought it back the next day. I was happy to have a coupon for JoAnnes otherwise, I would never have paid full price for it. It is a cheap piece of pink plastic.
                        Good friends are like quilts, they age with you but, never lose their warmth







                        Lori

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                          #13
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                          I absolutely love mine. I sometimes have to hold the spool of thread if it is a oversized one. It does stop a little early, and I think that is deliberately. You finish winding the bobbin to the fullness you want by holding down the on/off button. I use it to wind two Brother machines and one Juki that I do my quilting on. I don't have an issue with how tight it winds. Like I said, I absolutely love mine. Nothing worse than having to rethread your machine. Of course, you have to have a second spool of the thread you are using, but I always do. Go ahead and buy one. They are cheap. I think you will not want to live without one after you have one.
                          Joyce "She who dies with the most fabric wins!!"

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                            #14
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                            I agree with madampolo. I love mine and cannot live without it. I wind my bobbins from a cone of thread and have not have any problems.

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                              any input as to how you stabilize the cone or larger spool.. I use superior a lot and buy the big one... thanks in advance for any information...B
                              "Each day well-lived and Happy;
                              that's all there is to Life!"

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