Thursday, March 5, 2015

A little linty

So, how often do you clean out your sewing machine? After I finished with my snowball quilt yesterday, I decided it was time. I knew I hadn't cleaned this one yet since I got it, which was maybe late summer? Well, I looked back on my blog and I got this machine the beginning of April! So as I always say, better late then never. My machine's manual didn't say anything about taking the metal plate off, but I did that too and good thing because the back half was just as nasty as the front half. And there was lots of gunk between the feed dogs too. I think maybe I ought to make a note on the calendar a few months from now to clean it out again so I don't forget! LOL


18 comments:

  1. I always clean my machine after each scrappy project (and after quilting) as those scraps create a lot of lint and bits of thread. A Q-tip, brush and mini vac (for cleaning my computer keyboard) are part of my supplies.

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  2. I clean mine fairly often.........amazing how quickly it builds up...........

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  3. I clean mine almost every project. It doesn't take much for my machine to act up. I like Vrooman's tip of a mini vac. I will get myself one of those.

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  4. It is surprising how fast time flies and when you try to remember when things have been done. I just had mine serviced but now I am going to clean mine before I do my next project. Thanks for the reminder.

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  5. I clean and oil often..... and after each time I have quilted.... lots of fluff then...

    Hugz

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  6. Clean and oil every 15 hours of use, change the needle too. Sews like a charm.

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  7. Lint builds up so quickly. I usually do a quick wipe of the bobbin case after each sewing session. I do a more complete cleaning, removing the needle plate, after each project. Then, of course, I have it serviced every year.

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  8. I clean mine out after every 5th bobbin of thread. Seems to work well for me. Sometimes I have more lint than at other times.

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  9. I clean mine every time I change my bobbin. My plate comes off very easily, so it's not a chore, really. Sure does pile up, doesn't it?

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  10. I clean mine often. It is amazing how quickly the lint builds up in there. I can really "hear" a difference when I clean and oil it.

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  11. I usually do mine after each quilt. I can sometimes use six bobbins in a day. So averaging it to quilts is a reminder for me

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  12. I don't put the screws in the bottom plate- then you can just lift it up and clean. I clean often,every other bobbin change. My machine takes a drop of oil in the bobbin case too

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  13. Another tip is to use those chenille pipe cleaners. They can get under the mechanisms around the bobbin case that you can't reach any other way. It's amazing what lurks where you can't see!

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  14. Oh my...yes, I clean it every couple of weeks, depending how much sewing I've done. Builds up fast!!

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  15. I usually do it after each project or sometimes when I empty a bobbin if it looks like it needs it .

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  16. I clean mine once a week.... My plate comes off easily which makes it easy to do.

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  17. It's surprising how quickly it builds up

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