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Thread: how important it is to clean your machine!

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    Senior Member sarahrachel's Avatar
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    I was sewing fleece and fatt batt together to birth a quilt and naturally something was going to get into the machine. Well, I had a pillow sham I wanted to sew with the fleece then I would clean out the dust. NO!!!!! I was sewing cotton to fleece and it sewed fine, nice stitches, but when it got to cotton and cotton, irregular stitches. First thought, I broke it, second thought: time to clean! guess what? it works fine now!

    Always clean your machine after using batting, fatt batt or not!

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    Ditto

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    And you can never say that enough times, especially if you are sewing on flannel or fleece, that stuff really kicks up the "dust". And if it's a big project, do it more than once during the project construction!

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    I clean mine after each session. I am amazed how much can get into those small spaces. I read my manuals and try to upkeep my machines. DOn't want to have to take them to repair shop. Rather spend those $$$ on fabric.:)

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    And don't forget to change your needle too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahrachel
    I was sewing fleece and fatt batt together to birth a quilt and naturally something was going to get into the machine. Well, I had a pillow sham I wanted to sew with the fleece then I would clean out the dust. NO!!!!! I was sewing cotton to fleece and it sewed fine, nice stitches, but when it got to cotton and cotton, irregular stitches. First thought, I broke it, second thought: time to clean! guess what? it works fine now!

    Always clean your machine after using batting, fatt batt or not!
    AMEN!!! :thumbup:

    Flannel is also a big dust invader. I have made denim and flannel rag quilts and denim and flannel jacket. I cleaned my machine a couple of times during piecing

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    Makes sense to me.

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    I agree whole heartedly.


    debra

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    Yes! and my babies go yearly for servicing too!

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    Yes ma'am! They do get dirty very quick.

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