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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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    A dealer told me that canned air tends to pack your lint down inside your machine and under your bobbin where only a dealer can access. I have found that if you use an artist's large fan brush you have excellent results. Anyway this is what he said. Thanx

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    There is literally no room in my bobbin area for a brush. I've got a Janome 6600 and it's pretty tight down there. There sure isn't the extra room that I have with my 1957 Brother. I think I could shove my hand in there if I had smaller hands (I've got large hands). I think they should just add a feature where you can push a button and it blows air through the area and out where you can gather up the lint and throw it away. You would think someone would have come up with something like this already. :!:
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    How bout a lint filter like in the clothes dryer? :lol: I use a little 1 inch brush in my machine however they say a feather (not feather duster) works great. Anyone with chickens, ducks, or geese have it made. :lol: Maybe a parrot or two? Don't think canary or parakeet feathers would work too well. Not stiff enough. :P

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    The brush I am talking about is a half cresent and flat. I have a Janome Platinum 760 and a Viking Mega Quilter. The 760 I take the bobbin holder out and use the brush to sweep really good under the holder, then inside the bobbin holder and then put it back together. I sew every day so I do this at least once a day. The 760 has a drop in bobbin and the viking has a vertical. The brush has a long skinny handle and I have no problem getting it in there. You would think that they could come up with something though to address this problem. I guess the only thing we could do ourselves is to use a thread that is as lint free as we can find till they come up with something better. Of course, you know that it will add major $$$'s onto the cost of the machine that has it!!

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    Hello, Yes just reading your post I had to chuckle,because I have done the same thing.

    I found an old double weddeing ring top at a thrift store and put it in the tub to wash it a little,it had a lot of red in it guess what happen to the white? I have found some stuff,that says it will take that out,but have been afraid to try it.


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    This winter I got out all of my leftover strips from other quilts and just sat a the sewing machine sewing them all together. When I was done it lookes so pretty,I decided to do another one then use it as a valance for my bedroom windows. I made me a water color quilt and thought that would look good with it,since they are all pastals,then just have shears hang under it. Sure would like to grab some of them out of that basket.

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