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Thread: Put a lot of strips in the dryer--seemed like a good idea at the time.....

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    LOL!

    I once put a sofa cover in the dryer without reading the label and the darn thing melted. I had to scrape the plastic-ky lint off the inside of my dryer.

    Oh well. I guess you will at least only make some mistakes once in life! :lol:

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    Oooohhh, I don't think I'll laugh over that one. I've had to peel things off my dryer before and I have a great imagination so I really feel for you!

    I have to say, I love those cans of air. I use them for all sorts of things in my quilt room. The main thing I use it for is to blow out the bobbin area of my sewing machine. For those who haven't heard, you aren't supposed to blow into your sewing machine to blow away the fabric dust because our breath is very moist and can actually cause rusting in the parts down below. Now, this may be an old wives' tale, or it may work with older machines that are made from real metal. I don't know. I do know I switched to a can of air to blow away my fabric dust, just in case. ;)
    ~Tiffany

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    I am so glad you posted that--I was just getting ready to do the same thing in the morning. I will take advantage of your mistake and try something else.

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    Experience is what tells you when you make the same mistake more then once. :lol: And Tiffany: :oops:

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    Experience is what tells you when you make the same mistake more then once. :lol: And Tiffany: When I get the new newsletter I have to do ALL the added forum sites. Than it takes me all night to just get off this site. :oops:

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    I just purchased a new machine. The one I had was about forty years old. I am so happy that the subject came up about blowing air into your machine to remove dust. This new machine is mostly plastic I guess,but when you think about it blowing the moist air around into any machine does not sound like the better thing to do. Thank you all for calling this to my attention as well as having the chance to see myself doing the same thing with my strips. Got to love this quilting thing huh? Now will you please tell me where I can find cans of air? Did I say I wanted to buy a CAN of AIR?????
    Thanks everyone..
    Jean

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    Karla..sounds like something right up my alley. I love making new "adventures" like that. Luckily, my hubby is used to my great ideas and usually helps me undo them...of course, I do have to listen to the commentary the whole time....did I say it was worth his help???? :roll:

    Glad it worked out for you. I less mistake to make in the future.. :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS
    I just purchased a new machine. The one I had was about forty years old. I am so happy that the subject came up about blowing air into your machine to remove dust. This new machine is mostly plastic I guess,but when you think about it blowing the moist air around into any machine does not sound like the better thing to do. Thank you all for calling this to my attention as well as having the chance to see myself doing the same thing with my strips. Got to love this quilting thing huh? Now will you please tell me where I can find cans of air? Did I say I wanted to buy a CAN of AIR?????
    Thanks everyone.. Jean
    LOL. You can buy air at any office supply store or even Walmart. Darn stuff isn't cheap and if someone had told me I would be buying cans of air and bottles of water way back in the early 80's, I would have laughed until snot ran down my face, all the while wondering who the idiot is who would buy such a thing. It would seem that idiot is now me. :lol:

    What machine did you get?
    ~Tiffany

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    Tiffany,

    And you read, didn't you, that you really shouldn't use the canned air on the bobbin area because it forces the lint deeper into the machine, right?

    Anita

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    I haven't had that problem yet. :( Of course I regularly take my face plate off and the bobbin area out and clean it and that may help in that area.

    They need to make a sewing machine that blows its own lint out! Now that would solve everything quite nicely. :lol:
    ~Tiffany

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