WWQP Bulletin Board

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Bobbin Genie

Is the bobbin genie for all machines, or just long arms?
I loved the basting glue video, definitely going to do that.
I'd heard before that school glue was best.

Actually did some sewing today while doing my duty at
the fair watching the quilts (they never moved a muscle)
I just love the questions viewers ask about quilting, they
always seem genuinely interested.
Took my Hancocks catalog but never opened it, it's such a treat
,can't wait to drool on it.


  • At August 12, 2007 at 10:15 PM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    I think that the Bobbin Genie is for high speed long-arms. Do you have a problem with your bobbin back-spinning when you stop stitching and making a snarly mess on the underside of your quilt? Then you need a Bobbin Genie in your bobbin case. Long-arms stitch at 1500 spm or higher and perhaps the newer regular home machines do that as well. Not a problem with my vintage machines. :-)

    Judy (who agrees about that basting glue bottle idea ... really cool)

  • At August 13, 2007 at 12:37 AM , Blogger jdb in AZ said...

    When I took a MQ class from Sharon she was selling the bobbin genies for students to use in their regular sewing machines. I don't have the "thread throw-up" problem so I didn't buy a genie. On Sharon's u-tube video she says that Bernina dealers are carrying them, another indication that they're not just for long-arm machines.

    SeamSTRESS Sally

  • At August 13, 2007 at 6:05 AM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    They are also for sale in the newest Keepsake Quilting catalog (Autumn 2007) on page 115.


  • At August 13, 2007 at 8:29 AM , Blogger Beth in TN said...

    BTW, if you're looking for a longarm machine for sale, try www.longarmuniversity.com
    I've got a Pfaff listed there.

  • At August 13, 2007 at 9:18 PM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

    The Bobbin Genie will fit in any sewing machine. The longarm quilters love it as they FMQ at much higher speeds. My Janome 6500 gets quirky sometimes when I FMQ, so it has a Bobbin Genie in it. In fact, both my computerized Janomes have the Bobbin Genie in them, because every now and then I'll get a weirdly looped stitch when I'm sewing a seam. Can't wait to see if I have that problem anymore with the BG.

    My Bernina 1130 won't get one, though, as I've never had a problem with it.


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