What to know about using prewound bobbins with lightweight thread

Do you remember the myth that your bobbin thread has to match the thread on the spool? Well, I’m here this week to bust that myth! Go wild!

This week I get to blog about using WonderFil DecoBob Prewound Bobbins.

WonderFil DecoBob Prewound Bobbins

There are just way too many reasons to list here, but I like DecoBob Prewound Bobbins because the thread has the following characteristics:

  • is a nice light 80wt thread
  • is available in 36 beautiful colors
  • is a 2-ply polyester bobbin thread
  • is available in 3 bobbin sizes – for domestic machines, class 15 and L, and for longarm machines, class M. Refer to the Bobbin Guide to see which bobbin size is best for your machine.
  • has 110 yards on class L and M bobbins, and 135 yards on class 15 bobbins
  • doesn’t leave lint in your machine
  • has a matte finish to blend with most fabrics
  • is in a reusable bobbin which means it’s good for the environment!

DecoBob packs of 12 bobbins

When I wind my own bobbins, I notice that they’re never evenly filled. This means that my bobbins are either under or overfilled. The thread on DecoBob Prewound Bobbins is evenly wound to ensure consistent stitches for your quilt blocks or any other sewing project you’re working on.

Evenly wound DecoBob Prewound Bobbins

As I was researching for this blog by asking others about their bobbins, one comment I got was that certain machines need metal bobbins. That is a myth! I’ve had a few machines over the years and some are indeed made to take metal bobbins, but I’ve never had any problems using DecoBob plastic bobbins in them. Once the DecoBob bobbins are empty, I simply recycle them to use with my machines that take plastic bobbins! It’s a win-win situation!

DecoBob Prewound Bobbins are designed to be used with your domestic or longarm machine.

A word to the wise: When I was first introduced to prewound bobbins, I found it aggravating that the threads were glued or even tied to the bobbin. Happily, DecoBob Prewound Bobbins are not glued or tied to the bobbin! When you get to the end of the bobbin the thread simply rolls off.

The thread on the DecoBob Prewound Bobbins are not frustratingly glued or tied to the bobbin.

So, blast those myths about what bobbins to use and what threads to put in your bobbins! Remember that using a lightweight, stronger, and more evenly wound bobbin reduces the bulk of your project and creates a more evenly stitched look.

Now that I’ve enlightened you on the benefits of using WonderFil DecoBob Prewound Bobbins, come back tomorrow to see how to use them on different sewing projects.

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: Can you really use different thread weights in your bobbin and spool?

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Vicki H March 30, 2017 - 11:02 pm
Thanks for the useful info.
Delaine March 29, 2017 - 1:54 pm
Thank you for this information. I have always thought that the bobbin thread had to be the same as the top thread, but now I know differently. Thanks!
Paul Leger March 31, 2017 - 10:23 am
HI Delaine, Until about two years ago i was also of the same thought, But i was told and found out differently.
Carolyn March 28, 2017 - 8:51 am
Fabulous tip as always!
Paul Leger March 31, 2017 - 10:27 am
Thank you Carolyn, :-)
Carol March 27, 2017 - 7:44 pm
Interesting article! Thank you!
Paul Leger March 31, 2017 - 10:27 am
Thank you Carol
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