How to Change Bobbins Midstream

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An Ingenious Solution, Especially When Machine Quilting!

How many times have you been stitching merrily along only to discover that the bobbin has run out? Sadly, this happens more often than we like (or care to admit!), and often when we least want it to. While it’s annoying to have to stop and change the bobbin, in many cases it doesn’t matter that you need to end and restart a seam.

However, having the bobbin run out while you’re machine quilting can be a problem. No matter how careful you are, ending and restarting a line of stitching in the center of the quilt is often noticeable.

How to Change Bobbins Midstream

Fortunately, Kathleen Loomis of Art With a Needle has devised a solution. She explains very clearly a simple process for changing the bobbin without cutting the top thread.

Consequently, you can continue the line of stitching with no noticeable breaks in it. Nice! We wish we’d known of this long ago.

How to Change Bobbins Midstream

Once you finish the quilt, or that line of stitching, you’ll want to knot and bury the two bobbin thread ends to secure them. Learn how here.

Click here for the “Changing the Bobbin Midstream” tutorial.


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