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Thread: A Field Guide - You and Your Sewing Machine

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    A Field Guide - You and Your Sewing Machine

    I wanted to share this great resource.

    A gentleman I only know online, who actually helped me make the decision on the sewing machine I purchased last year, has written this amazing book. He has been a sewing machine mechanic for over 40 years and he shared his wisdom in this great book. Totally worth the money.

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/161...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Sounds like something I definitely need! I am basically clueless when it comes to anything mechanical!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Thank you for the information lyric girl, I am definitely going to order a copy.

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    Looks interesting. Says it doesn’t ship to my location - the US
    Alyce

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    Thanks for the sewing machine book info. This is needed by all of us who trouble shoot our own machines.
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    Thanks for info. I ordered a copy.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    Looks interesting. Says it doesn’t ship to my location - the US
    It's also on Amazon.com. I posted it from Amazon Canada.

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    what is the name of the book and author. link not working for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lyric girl View Post
    It's also on Amazon.com. I posted it from Amazon Canada.
    great! Thanks for letting me know!!
    Alyce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace creates View Post
    what is the name of the book and author. link not working for me.
    The book is called
    You and Your Sewing Machine: A Sewist’s Guide to Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Tips & Techniques (A Field Guide)
    The author is Bernie Tobisch

    The amazon.com link that I found is:
    https://www.amazon.com/You-Your-Sewing-Machine-Troubleshooting/dp/1617455814/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534159246&sr=8-1-fkmr3&keywords=ou+and+Your+Sewing+Machine%3A+A+Sew ist%E2%80%99s+Guide+to+Troubleshooting%2C+Maintena nce%2C+Tips+%26+Techniques


    None of this is an endorsement on my part, as I had not heard of this book - I'm just trying to provide the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitty View Post
    The book is called
    You and Your Sewing Machine: A Sewist’s Guide to Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Tips & Techniques (A Field Guide)
    The author is Bernie Tobisch

    The amazon.com link that I found is:
    https://www.amazon.com/You-Your-Sewing-Machine-Troubleshooting/dp/1617455814/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534159246&sr=8-1-fkmr3&keywords=ou+and+Your+Sewing+Machine%3A+A+Sew ist%E2%80%99s+Guide+to+Troubleshooting%2C+Maintena nce%2C+Tips+%26+Techniques


    None of this is an endorsement on my part, as I had not heard of this book - I'm just trying to provide the information.
    That is the Amazon US link that you posted. Sorry that I didn't take the time to post the Amazon US listing, but I never use it. The book was released last week.

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    I went to US Amazon to look inside the book. WOW, it has a lot of information pertaining to NEWER machines. I have a book about the much older machines but he gives a lot of information on newer machines. I will order one just for the newer content.
    Thank you for letting us know

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    They have it on Ebay for 19.50 with free ship
    States as new book.

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    Great book for reference. Honestly I don't want to know all the how and why of my machine. I don't buy high price machines so if one bums out after some years I don't mind.
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    They have it on Ebay for 19.50 with free ship
    States as new book.
    That is where I got my book and looked through it last night and it has a lot of information. Like how to remove your bobbin cases if you have a thread stuck in there. Also tells us where all the fuzz gathers to cause issues and should be taken to be serviced. So much useful information and am so pleased to have a copy.
    He covers all levels of machines, basic to the computer ones.
    Thank you again for letting us know of this book on machine maintenance knowledge.

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    On your recommendation, I purchased this book from Amazon. It is a really good book and I'm glad I purchased it! On page 76, I finally got my answer as to why dark threads on light fabrics do not stitch out well. Finally!! Great book and I'll be keeping it as a reference book probably forever. Thanks for such a great recommendation!

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