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Offline balloonguy

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how many stitches from a bobbin
« on: October 09, 2023, 09:51:15 AM »
Does anyone have a rough idea of how many stitches I can expect from a bobbin? I always find myself checking the bobbin after every item when we are doing higher stitch counts. I would love to know that I can 3 pieces with 24k stitches before checking/changing the bobbin.
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Offline Doug S

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Re: how many stitches from a bobbin
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2023, 11:16:47 AM »
I can't give you an exact but I use the magnetic bobbins and can't think of the brand at the moment but I just finished some badges at 29500 stitches each and was doing 2 and part of the another with one bobbin.  I don't think I could've stretched it to 3 badges though.  I was doing the same thing though and checking very often since I'm kind of new at this.
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Re: how many stitches from a bobbin
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2023, 11:26:35 AM »
mid 40,000 on lots of fill or small radials. if big radials less.

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Re: how many stitches from a bobbin
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2023, 08:19:59 AM »
40K to 50K. It all depends on fill types and underlay density. But regardless you should be able to run till your machine beeps and tells you the bobbin ran out. Magnetic bobbin is the best because it maintains the same tension right till it runs out, the paper bobbins spin at a decreasing RPM as the bobbin gets smaller  and the top stitches can show the change.
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Re: how many stitches from a bobbin
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2023, 09:20:06 AM »
All good info. I will try the magnetic bobbins for sure.
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Re: how many stitches from a bobbin
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2023, 11:49:28 AM »
I also just started with embroidery and its about 40,000 stitches minimum, for me closer to 45k. I use magnetic bobbins and they run all the way out. 
I use Fil-Tec P/N 12434.  If you are in the Northeast, I recommend KYS in Mass.

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Re: how many stitches from a bobbin
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2023, 01:31:45 PM »
I also just started with embroidery and its about 40,000 stitches minimum, for me closer to 45k. I use magnetic bobbins and they run all the way out. 
I use Fil-Tec P/N 12434.  If you are in the Northeast, I recommend KYS in Mass.

order them direct from Fil-Tec at Hab & Dash.

Also, we started having problems with theirs I think because of the recycled core program.  We switched to the Gunold magnetic bobbins and have been very happy.

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Re: how many stitches from a bobbin
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2023, 12:06:13 PM »
I also just started with embroidery and its about 40,000 stitches minimum, for me closer to 45k. I use magnetic bobbins and they run all the way out. 
I use Fil-Tec P/N 12434.  If you are in the Northeast, I recommend KYS in Mass.

order them direct from Fil-Tec at Hab & Dash.

Also, we started having problems with theirs I think because of the recycled core program.
We switched to the Gunold magnetic bobbins and have been very happy.

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Re: how many stitches from a bobbin
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2023, 08:56:17 AM »
... son of a biscuit eating bulldog......I bet that's what giving me the business...designs start out fine, then towards the middle / end of the run tensions all go out the door. Middle of the bobbins usually.  I'm going to try that...

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