Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Magnets and Machines >

Magnets and Machines

Magnets and Machines

Old 08-10-2007, 12:39 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,280
Default

OK...I bought a cute purse at a yardsale for $1.00. I threw it in the washer bc it had some lipstick and lip gloss on the inside.
The only problem was that one side of the magnetic snap came loose, and it was put together on the inside of the lining. I pulled it back up and thought I would machine stitch around it to keep it in its place...also thought I would use a decorative stitch so it would look like it made that way...but...it stuck to my feed dogs. I thought OOPS! maybe that wouldn't be good for the machine.
This has been a while, and the machine is fine. I was scared for a while, though, bc this is my SE 270D that I go on about all the time!
Anyone ever do this?? Do you know if magnets can damage a machine?
ButtercreamCakeArtist is offline  
Old 08-10-2007, 01:36 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
live2teach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Good Ole' West Virginia
Posts: 1,639
Default

What do you mean it was stuck on your feed dogs? The snap was too thick or what? I have made many purses with magnetic snaps and I have occasionally accidentally hit one with the needle and it stuck, but it didn't break and it was fine. Sometimes if the snap is too thick it won't go through, and if that is the case you would have to sew around it like you said. :D
live2teach is offline  
Old 08-10-2007, 02:57 PM
  #3  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 145
Default

I use a magnet as a guide when I am quilting to get a straight 1/4" seam. It is specifically made for this, so I don't think you should have any problems
danna738 is offline  
Old 08-10-2007, 04:30 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NE Pa.
Posts: 1,735
Default

If you have a computerized machine you should never use a magnet pincushion or anything else magnetic around it. Yes, it will mess up the works of the machine. Marge PS. I had a purse with a magnet in it and it messed up my cell phone.
mic-pa is offline  
Old 08-10-2007, 05:34 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
live2teach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Good Ole' West Virginia
Posts: 1,639
Default

Wow, it messed up your cell phone? Did you keep your phone really close to the magnet or what? I knew magnets were bad for electronics if you put them on them for a long time. Jeez...maybe I should switch purses lol.
live2teach is offline  
Old 08-11-2007, 05:52 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Norah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 659
Default

Magnets will mess up anything computerized. It also messes up the black strips on credit cards and stuff. I had a Kenmore machine, ca. 1984. that got the bobbin body magnetized somehow, according to the repair man, and it would not sew. So, I guess it can happen, however, in my case. I discovered that the needle bar was jammed on a heavy seam. It shortened the stroke of the needle and would not loop with the bobbin. After the $55 repair bill, I fixed it myself for free! :evil:
Norah is offline  
Old 08-11-2007, 10:35 PM
  #7  
Super Member
 
zyxquilts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: So. California
Posts: 3,770
Default

I know what you mean Miranda! When I made a new name tag for my friend, I put a magnet inside & when I was sewing it closed, it stuck to my metal throat plate! It didn't bother my machine, but my Singer isn't one of the computerized kind.
If you haven't had any problems so far, I think you're in the clear!
zyxquilts is offline  
Old 08-13-2007, 11:36 AM
  #8  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,280
Default

Originally Posted by live2teach
What do you mean it was stuck on your feed dogs? The snap was too thick or what? I have made many purses with magnetic snaps and I have occasionally accidentally hit one with the needle and it stuck, but it didn't break and it was fine. Sometimes if the snap is too thick it won't go through, and if that is the case you would have to sew around it like you said. :D
Heather~
The magnet itself was stuck to the metal feed dogs/throat plate! I thought my feed dogs were down, but they weren't...then I realized magnets stick to metal! :oops:
ButtercreamCakeArtist is offline  
Old 08-13-2007, 11:38 AM
  #9  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,280
Default

Originally Posted by mic-pa
If you have a computerized machine you should never use a magnet pincushion or anything else magnetic around it. Yes, it will mess up the works of the machine. Marge PS. I had a purse with a magnet in it and it messed up my cell phone.
Yes, it is computuerized. I guess I'm one lucky gal. I have kept them away from it since.
ButtercreamCakeArtist is offline  
Old 08-18-2007, 09:43 AM
  #10  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,280
Default

oh! GRRRRRRRR!
I'm so angry with myself. I thought I would hold off until the last minute to put the magnetic snap in my purse I'm working on....AFTER I was finished sewing everything on it, so it wouldn't be near my machine!!!!!!!!!

BUT...I had to put the snap in before I sewed the top of the purse together.
And my presser foot for my other machine (non-computerized) is no where to be found! The kids won't leave anything alone. It was on the kitchen table last time I saw it.

I have GOT to get organized before it kills me! :twisted:

ButtercreamCakeArtist is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
michelleoc
Main
20
05-16-2014 03:26 PM
Rhonda
Tutorials
56
08-19-2012 08:29 PM
dreamer2009
Links and Resources
4
10-13-2011 07:15 AM
Rhonda
Pictures
53
07-12-2010 03:32 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.