The Joyful Quilter is the quilt shop closest to my home. I need to give them a special shout out because of something really nice one of the owners did for me recently. Why will you care? Because they also have an online shop now. You deserve to hear about a quilting shop that has all kinds of great sewing and quilting things AND outstanding customer service.
The Joyful Quilter's latest email update shows some prewound bobbins in gorgeous colors. I love prewounds. They last so much longer than the ones my machines make. Instead of checking to see if these particular bobbins would fit my machine, I mindlessly sent an email asking if the bobbins would fit my PC420. I should have looked that up myself. After sending the email, I thought they'd probably email me back to do just that.
Instead, Jim Helm emailed back that he tried to research my question online but could not find the answer. He even apologized for not being able to help. How many quilting stores would have bothered doing that?
He's so right about the lack of information online. I love my Brother machines, but the company does not have this information anywhere online! My manual lists a couple of model numbers, but they never match any of the bobbins I find in stores.
I went to the store check out the bobbins, but I don't think they are going to work for my machine. Too bad cuz they are so pretty and 100% extra long staple Egyptian cotton!
I did, however, find this:
I also got a few sets of the center panel of this collection:
The Joyful Quilter for some of the other fabric in the collection. Considering that these photos show only portions of the store,
AND it is only twenty minutes away, I'll leave the online shopping to you guys. If you're ever in the Capital District/Saratoga area of New York, this store is well worth visiting.