My non-quilting friend Nancy "found" some shuttle bobbins to fit my 127 Singer Treadle! She won't reveal her source...she said she has "a friend, who has a friend"...likely story! Maybe I don't even want to know?!? These are so bright and shiny compared to the old one that was in the machine (at the bottom of my hand).
So I needed to relearn again how to wind the bobbin!
I re-watched the video that Bonnie Hunter posted last week (click here to see that) and then I started.
Does anyone know if the little spring where my scissors are pointing is a thread guide? It doesn't show that piece in the manual, and if it is a thread guide, I'd have to pry it out a bit because the thread can't fit in there as it is.
I found a blog post from a quilter that has a similar 127 model, and it has a different kind of thread guide around the same area - check it out here. And looking at the photos on the TreadleOn site about winding a vibrating shuttle bobbin, I think it's probably not a thread guide.
So there it goes...
winding the bobbin and all seems fine.
I was just admiring the beautiful gold decals and all of a sudden we developed an issue! Should've stopped when it was going well and not got all distracted with the pretty machine!! LOL
On the left side of the bobbin, the thread began spilling over the edge for no apparent reason. This hasn't happened before. Is it too full? Doesn't look too full? Any ideas?!?
Well, I just unwound the last part of the thread and am treadling again using this new bobbin. I am so tickled with myself for successfully winding another bobbin and rethreading the shuttle...woohoo! Doesn't take much to thrill me!! LOL
Next Tuesday, I'll show you the scrap project I am sewing on my treadle.