Review: bobbin washers, needles, and gloves

A few weeks ago I bought a package of Little Genie Magic Bobbin Washers™, a pair of Machingers™ Quilting Gloves, and a package of easy threading needles.

The bobbin washers have improved my stitch quality and the machine seems to run better with it.  Since putting one in my free motion machine (a kenmore from the 1970s), I have sewn thru 5 full bobbins with no problems whatsoever.  They are little Teflon washers that sit between the bobbin case and the bobbin.  They may seem expensive, but they are worth it.

The quilting gloves have greatly improved my control when free motion quilting.  The gloves make moving the quilt around much easier.  I thought I would loath wearing gloves, but they are comfortable and I was able to thread my machine while wearing them.

The needles are to sew in my starts and stops on the quilts.  These needles have a groove at the thread end thru which the thread snaps and is threaded. Works great. Now I can sew my ends in neatly.

All 3 of the products performed as expected or better and I highly recommend these items to improve your own quilting.

Quilting Suppies

I ordered

  • 1    Little Genie Magic Bobbin Washers  $9.79
  • 1    Machingers Gloves – Medium/Large     $7.79
  • 3    Insul-Bright™ Insulated Lining from The Warm Company 22.5″ wide x 1 yard, continuous cut  $8.97

from Sew Thankful.  I had previously got my water dissolving thread from them.  The order shipped promptly.

I am trying the bobbin washers, because I do have the problems they are supposed to fix.  The gloves are also new to me.  I don’t know if I’ll be able to stand wearing them to quilt.  If they really help, I guess I will get used to them. And the Insul-Bright is to make some potholders.

I found out about the bobbin washers and gloves from Leah Day’s blog.  I love her site and she uses and recommends these items, so I thought I would try them as well.  I will post a review of the products later.