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Thread: how do you know when your sewing machine needle is dull?

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    Sorry, this is off the subject. I just have to know -- Norah, is that your puppy? What kind of dog and what is it's name. He/she is adorable!

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    Danna - if you click on this link & scroll almost to the bottom when you get there, Norah talks about her puppy:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15/2250.page#27280

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    Even though this is an older thread, I am so glad it was bumped up to the top somewhere.

    I've only changed my needles when they break. I've never done that because they were dull. I didn't realize that machine needles COULD get dull. They are at a point all the time. My machine has been making a thud thud sound the last two times I used it. I packed up early yesterday and was trying to figure out where to take it to get it fixed. I'M SO SILLY!!!

    Oh, another question: How does one de-lint a machine. I tend to get lint all up into my presser foot. I use a 1/4" foot. So I have to take the foot off and wipe the shaft/ankle whatever area with a damp lint-free cloth. I do the same thing to the presser foot to get all the lint out. Is that what you were talking about??

    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by annmarie
    Danna - if you click on this link & scroll almost to the bottom when you get there, Norah talks about her puppy:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15/2250.page#27280
    Thanks!

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    Melissa,
    I use a small art paint brush, to delint my machine. Also remember that by using the dull needle for so long , you could be damaging your machine , from the force of the needle trying to get through your fabric.
    Elaine

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    Hmmmm.

    I have to find a repair shop around here to have her checked out. I have 3 machines, but she works best for me. I changed the needle today, first thing b4 sewing and the noise and breaking thread is gone!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpeters1200
    Hmmmm.

    I have to find a repair shop around here to have her checked out. I have 3 machines, but she works best for me. I changed the needle today, first thing b4 sewing and the noise and breaking thread is gone!!

    I am glad that helped you fix your machine! Funny, how when those problems arise, that is usually all it is. I didn't know to change my needle that often, but I do now! :D

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