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Old 01-24-2016, 04:27 PM
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I'm a newbie to the board and somewhat of a newbie to quilting. I made my first quilt in the fall of 2014 and haven't stopped since
I had been piecing and machine quilting on my little $80.00 Brother XM 2701 using a walking foot.

However, yesterday I purchased a Juki 2010Q. This was a pricey purchase for me and I want to protect my investment.

I will be using it almost daily, and will do my regular oiling and cleaning. Do I still need to cover when not in use?

Thank you,
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Old 01-24-2016, 04:52 PM
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I do keep my machine covered mostly to keep it from getting dusty or getting any other dirt on or in it. Good that you are going to take such good care of the new one by regular oiling and cleaning. The cover would just be added protection.
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Old 01-24-2016, 04:56 PM
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I cover mine to keep out the dust. my machine sits in the living room of my small apartment so the cover matches the décor. nothing fancy but it does its job.
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:04 PM
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I've never covered my machine except when transporting it or if I know I won't be in there for awhile. All of mine are vintage so no fancy computer innards to wonder about.
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:24 PM
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I only cover mine when I'm not going to use it for a week or more.
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:38 PM
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I never cover mine ( all vintage, no computers ) except when not in use for extended periods.
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:28 PM
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I'm another one that doesn't cover my machine, unless I'm going to be taking it with me, or will be gone for awhile.
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:59 PM
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I never cover mine. No matter how long I'm away from it. Doesn't seem to have hurt any of my machines.
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:10 PM
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I usually try to cover mine especially when I'm not going to be using it the next day.
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:33 PM
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Some houses are more dusty than others. I have three dogs so in a week, things will be dusty. My machine has a plastic cover you just throw over the top of it.

It wouldn't be a big deal to make a cover out of fabric that you just slip over it. Oil will always attract dust which means more wear and tear on your machine between the times you're able to clean it.
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