Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bobbins Question

Can anyone tell me what difference is in "factory" bobbins and generic bobbins? I took my machine to be cleaned & checked. The tension was funky...every now and again. I was unable to take or pick up the machine as the shop is 4 hours away. DD delivered and picked it up. They told her that not using "factory" bobbin (yes, they used air quotes) can cause issues. HONESTLY? I've never used anything but generic bobbins,and not had problems.

I can understand that you may get a "bad" bobbin, or one that has become warped but....come on! Someone MAKES all of these bobbins, right! Do we really believe that there is a bobbin manufactorer for Janome, and a seperate one for the genenric bobbins?

So this begs the question,was the "use factory bobbins" statement real or meant to sell product? Do you really, really need to use factory bobbins?


Vicki W said...

Sounds like a bunch of hooie to me but I'll be interested in hearing from someone knowledgeable. I've had plenty of warped bobbins and most of those came from my machine manufacturer. So there.

The Calico Cat said...

Good question - I don't know. But I have also head that soome mchines are cranky in regards to the thread that you use in them.

FWIW - I use prefilled bobbins that I buy at the shop that sells the type of machine that I use - so that better be "cool." (No, I don't match bobbin & top thread. With very few exceptions - like then I button hole appliqued with black thread.)

Elaine Adair said...

The whole subject is a mystery to me - ??? but someone suggested I try pre-filled bobbin thread that comes in a variety of colors, not just black or white, and they worked fine on my Janome, when I tried them out.

I really DID think a different place made each bobbin.


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