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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    an attachment for your vacuum to clean your sewing machine of lint, fabric fuzz and threads? Do you like it? After having to take my machine for a very big cleaning, I think that I have to work harder to keep it clean. Thanks for any ideas, or suggestions or advice.

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    I don't but know people who use one and like it...I clean it every few days using the brush, twissors and tape and have never had a real problem.

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    I have the Viking Sapphire 875Q and was able to purchase the vacuum attachments when I purchased my machine. I use the attachments weekly and love it. :)

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    Clotilde sells a set of vacuum attachments that is perfect for cleaning out a sewing machine.

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    I thought about getting one of those attachments, then I realized that my vacuum cleaner usually lives downstairs, and the sewing machine is upstairs. Even if they were close together, I don't want to haul out the vacuum every time I clean the sewing machine. (I might be expected to actually vacuum some floors while it's out.) So I found one of the little automotive vacuums and I use that. It sits on its little charger right beside the sewing machine, so it is always available, and it doesn't do floors. :)

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    I didn't know I was suppose to vacumn my Janome 6600P. I never heard this mentioned before. I clean in, under and around the bobbin area several times every time I sit down to sew and "Jan" goes to see the nice man once a year. He gives her a deep cleaning.
    Am I suppose to do more??

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    i do have the vacuum attachments, i also use brushes and clean it EVERY time i change the bobbin. i brush it out under and behind the bobbin area and up where the needle arm goes up and down. with every new project the machine gets vacuumed out well and a new needle- keeps everything running happily along :thumbup:
    i bought my vacuum attachments from Clotilde's there are a number of different brushes. i use them on my sewing machine, long-arm machine and computer.

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    I have an mini vac that I bought to use on my computer years ago...I use that for the sewing machine now. It has little brushes and stuff.

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    My repair man suggested cleaning every time you refill a bobbin with thread. I told him I have tons of full bobbins that I can use. He told me to nix THAT suggestion! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melrose V
    My repair man suggested cleaning every time you refill a bobbin with thread. I told him I have tons of full bobbins that I can use. He told me to nix THAT suggestion! LOL
    Sounds like the answer I would give someone. Cleaning is not my strong suit, but I guess that I had better start doing a better job on my machines. I clean often, but not every time I change a bobbin, but guess I better start a new habit.

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    I had never heard of vacuuming a sewing machine before. Every time I put a new bobbin in I clean my machine with a brush. I guess I should be vacuuming it too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    an attachment for your vacuum to clean your sewing machine of lint, fabric fuzz and threads? Do you like it? After having to take my machine for a very big cleaning, I think that I have to work harder to keep it clean. Thanks for any ideas, or suggestions or advice.
    I have a small air tank that I keep in my sewing room and once i finish a project I blow out all the machines real good. Including the tracks on my quilting machine with it.
    Does a very good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    I have an mini vac that I bought to use on my computer years ago...I use that for the sewing machine now. It has little brushes and stuff.
    This is what I would do.

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    I have a set and think they do a great job, better than just brushing. My problem is getting motivated to bring the vacuum into the sewing room so I don't use them often enough.

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    I use an old toothbrush to clean out my machine periodically. But then again, I don't have a very fancy machine! Very few bells/whistles, and not a computer chip nearby! lol

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    I clean the bobbin area when I change the bobbin and brush out all the lint, oil the race and continue sewing. oil machine every 6-8 hours of use. I vac out whenever I remember to.

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    I have one of those vacuum attachments. It works very well, but I forget I have it. Don't use it as often as I should.

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    I use an eyelash brush for both my computer keyboard and the
    sewing machines. It is a little longer than my fingers, curved and gets masses of long, white Persian cat hairs out of my keyboard.
    Fredrica struts across my vision when I'm on the computer ==GET DOWN DARNIT!!!====and whines tills she gets petted.

    Koko also wants petted and trys to stand on the keyboard to get my attention so he can curl up on my lap. He also sheds a little but not like Freddy. Both are rescues and are still desperate for attention even after all these years. Can't resist them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    an attachment for your vacuum to clean your sewing machine of lint, fabric fuzz and threads? Do you like it? After having to take my machine for a very big cleaning, I think that I have to work harder to keep it clean. Thanks for any ideas, or suggestions or advice.
    I have them and they are great...also use it for my computer tower. I will say that I don't use it all the much on my sewing machines as I use a makeup brush to clean out the bobbin race area. I do clean well after each quilt so it keeps down the problems.

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    I have them, but before that just used a flexible drinking straw stck into the centre of a cork tile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I thought about getting one of those attachments, then I realized that my vacuum cleaner usually lives downstairs, and the sewing machine is upstairs. Even if they were close together, I don't want to haul out the vacuum every time I clean the sewing machine. (I might be expected to actually vacuum some floors while it's out.) So I found one of the little automotive vacuums and I use that. It sits on its little charger right beside the sewing machine, so it is always available, and it doesn't do floors. :)
    Now that is a great idea!!!

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    I clean mine after every project!

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    I use pipe cleaners to get down in the bobbin area of my machine. It picks up a lot of lint that is under the bobbin area.

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    /clotilde has been mentioned a few time in this tread as having attachments. Is there some way to look up other member's profile to PM them. Thanks for any help.

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    where I am unable to vacuum in the small spaces, I use 'air in a can' to clean out my sewing machine's 'under belly'

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