While I was setting up my machine for power quilting the Intuition Quilt, I was reminded about something that has come up several times while out and about with other quilters – how do you wind your bobbins/the mystery of the bobbinholes. You see, I always thought I had figured them out, but as so many others have been surprised to see me doing this, I wonder if I got it all wrong.
I start winding my bobbins by threading the thread through one of the holes in the bobbin (my bobbins have two of them) from the inside and outwards (sorry about the hard to see thread; I should have wound an orange bobbin for these pictures),
I hold on to the thread while I start winding
and snip it off when it’s safely secured.
I always assumed this was why the bobbins have holes; isn’t it?