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Prewound Bobbins 101

Prewound bobbins are so convenient, but are they for you? Here is what you need to know!

When I first started in machine embroidery, some 20-plus years ago, there were not many options when it came to prewound bobbins. My manufacturer did not recommend them at that time. Thankfully, products improve. I have recently started using prewounds and would never go back.

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The Right Way to Thread and Unthread Your Embroidery Machine

Threading and Unthreading Your Embroidery Machine

Are you threading and unthreading your embroidery machine correctly? Turns out, there is a right way and a wrong way to change the thread in your machine.

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The Bottom Line: Cleaning Your Bobbin Tension Spring

Cleaning Bobbin Tension Spring with

Cleaning your embroidery machine is standard practice, but one tiny area can cause big problems.

Generally speaking, a problem on the underside of your fabric means that there’s something going on with the upper portion of your machine, and vice versa. Thread problems on the top side of your fabric may indicate an issue in the bottom section of your machine, namely the bobbin area.

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Testing Embroidery Machine Tension


Tension problems can give you a headache, but it does not have to be that way!

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Tension Problems: Flossing Your Sewing and Embroidery Machines

Flossing Your Sewing and Embroidery Machines

We all know that we should floss our teeth but, did you know that you should also floss your embroidery and sewing machines? I’ll show you how!

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