Pros and Cons of Pre-Wound Bobbins for Quilting

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Pre-wound bobbins can save a lot of time, especially when quilting a quilt. It’s great to be able to jump right in without having to stop and wind bobbins first, or to stop in the middle to wind more.

Plus, pre-wound bobbins often hold more thread than those you wind on your machine. Nice.

But, what do professional quilters think of pre-wound bobbins? In the following video Angela Walters explains her reasoning for not using pre-wound bobbins for quilting. While she thinks they’re great time savers, she prefers to have the top and bottom threads match.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

Of course, you’re free to enjoy the benefits of pre-wound bobbins for piecing, quilting or both. In fact, Angela’s points may not apply to you at all.

Superior Threads offers a high-quality line of pre-wound bobbins. You’ll find them here and a selection on Amazon here (Superior, Super Bobs and Mono Poly are all Superior brands). You’ll find common questions about pre-wound bobbins answered here.

If you’re unsure what style (size) of bobbin your machine uses, click here for a good overview of pre-wound bobbin styles. You’ll need to purchase those that correctly fit your machine.


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