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Thread: Squeaky Quilting

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    Squeaky Quilting

    So while FMQ on my Singer Quilt Confidence I noticed that a squeaking sound started, more when pulling than pushing. Seems like it is coming from the bobbin. I pulled the plate, cleaned and made sure the bobbin area was oiled (oddly, there is a wick with oil in the bobbin thingy). The squeaking stopped for a minute, but began again. Any thoughts on this?
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    check any belts. I have had that noise with one of my older machines, and I oiled down in the bobbin area. Hope it helps!

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    Mine also squeaks. I think it is the spring in the darning foot I use to FMQ. I hope so. That is not as critical as a belt or something not oiled. I can not even find where to oil my machine.

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    a worn needle will squeak, try changing that.

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    I vote for the spring on the darning foot. Mine does that.
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    The wick is there to take a single drop of oil every once in awhile. It keeps the bobbin race lubricated.

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    I never saw a bobbin case with a wick! Must be on the newer machines. The youngest I have is 26yrs old! One I'm teaching granddaughter to sew on is 72+. And all are working great! LOL I am proud to be teaching her on the machine that I tought myself on in the 50s. She is 10 yrs old and visiting us from Florida. Have her making a small Sudoku quilt. Hope to have it finished when she goes back to Mom and Dad on Sat. Going to miss her terribly. (

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    As for the wick by the bobbin, always a nust to read, read, read the owner's manual every so often. Taking good care of the sewing machine saves money. MY manual says to oil the spring on the darning/FMQ foot with a drop of oil every so often or it will squeak.
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    I oil and clean my pressure feet every so often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lois-nounoe View Post
    I never saw a bobbin case with a wick! Must be on the newer machines. The youngest I have is 26yrs old! One I'm teaching granddaughter to sew on is 72+. And all are working great! LOL I am proud to be teaching her on the machine that I tought myself on in the 50s. She is 10 yrs old and visiting us from Florida. Have her making a small Sudoku quilt. Hope to have it finished when she goes back to Mom and Dad on Sat. Going to miss her terribly. (
    Actually I think all the vintage sewing machines had wicks.

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