Before your bobbin gets in a bunch, take a look at this helpful video covering the basics about bobbins:
Last week we asked you questions about bobbins, here is what we learned…
Prewound bobbins are disposable bobbins sold by thread manufacturers. According to the survey, only 11% of those responding use prewound bobbins regularly.
17% have tried them, but don’t use them regularly
10% have tried them, but prefer to wind their own.
3% have never heard of a prewound bobbin.
When asked about winding bobbins ahead of time, many of you clarified that it definitely depending on the project, but otherwise, it was nearly a split vote.
50% wind bobbins before beginning a project
45% wind bobbins as they run out
Several wrote in that they fill two bobbins ahead of time, then wind as needed.
As the survey author, I was dying to ask, Have you ever run out of bobbin thread at the exact end of a project with only inches of thread left? I consider this the quilter’s Hole-in-One. But I only get five questions. For the record, it happened to me once, it was a magical day. How about you?
74% of those taking the survey said they match their bobbin thread to the top thread. But many wrote in explaining when you match what to what. Here’s what we learned:
- Most match the top thread to the fabric.
- In piecing, some switch to a neutral in the bobbin.
- In quilting, the top thread matches the top of the quilt, but the bobbin thread matches the backing.
Here were the most popular:
- and the #1 answer: with the spool of thread.