i was thinking the other day: how many bobbins would it take to make a million stitches? according to Bottom Line, there is 119 yds of thread on a 'L' class bobbin (what nemo uses) let's take off two yards for tails and such and that leaves 117yds. 117yds times 36 to get 4,212 inches of thread. i set my stitch regulator to 12 stitches per inch, so that is 50,544 stitches per bobbin (have you just skipped to the bottom yet?) so one million divided by 50,544 equals (drum roll please)
approximately 20 'L' class bobbins will give you
one million stitches.
(in case you are ever on a game show and they ask...)
(i average about 20 bobbins every two weeks....wow, that's 2 million plus stitches a month...times 6 years of LAing is 144 million stitches....so what started this train of thought? my bobbin winder is on it's last legs and i was thinking about how mant bobbins it has wound in it ever so useful life....plus i changed out the hook assembly)
*wish i had a nickel for every stitch i've quilted...*
(if you're curious that's like $750,000...right? ok, now my brain hurts)