Think of this post as a public service announcement. If you want optimum results from your sewing machine you need to take good care of it... we all know that, but how often do you actually clean and oil your favorite machine? I clean out the bobbin area (don't forget the bobbin case too, lint lurks in there and can wreak havoc with your thread tension) every week if I am not sewing all that much; more often if I am logging in marathon sewing sessions or sewing with flannel. The amount of extracted lint shown is normal for me on a weekly basis. If you can't remember the last time you changed your machine needle do that too; don't wait until you break one or stitches start skipping, your piecing will be more precise when you use a sharp needle. After a good brushing out and a few drops of oil and your weekly maintenance is done! Mark your calendar as a reminder.
|Take good care of your machine and it will take good care of you. Block #5 "Stars and Checkerboard" from The Quilt Block Bible by Rosemary Youngs.|
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