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Thread: It Never Fails

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    I second the idea of cleaning out your foot pedal. I have a good friend who was having problems with runaway sewing, and not sewing when she wanted it to. Her hubby took apart her foot pedal and it was FULL of hair, dust, and lint. He cleaned it out and it's worked like a charm ever since.

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    yuck, what a painful way to remember to clean all the lint we can out of those machines......better check mine before I turn it on today!!!!! Sure it has a lintball or two in it....ready to attack me!!!! Be Well!!!

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    Sorry about your finger! Hope it heals fast! Are you up to date on your tetanus shot? I'm glad you didn't get any blood on the quilt and your hubby was home to help you. Just relax for today and go back to it tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    You don't mention what kind of sewing machine you have, but I have a Kenmore and it went thru a period of sewing on it's own, too. I feel this is a safety issue and you should report it to the consumer safety commission. Especially since you were injured by this. Mine seems to have been caused by a build up of lint in the foot control pedal, but regardless of the cause, this is dangerous and should be reported!
    Thanks, Linda. Mine is a Janome. I hadn't thought about reporting it, but I certainly plan on looking into it, now, and alerting the LQS where I bought it. I've been thinking of upgrading to a new machine next year, but I'm not sure if I'll stick with Janome, now. None of my other machines have ever done this and I really do love their machines, but I'm not so sure, now. I have a 6500 and have heard from others with this same model that they've had issues, too. Perhaps a different model next time.
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    After hearing about more occasions of this happening, I went ahead and filed about my incident with the Consumer Safety Commision and with Sears, where I bought it. It is my understanding that Janome is the manufacturer of the Kenmore model I have, but I am not certain of that.
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    Bleeding

    I do carpentry type stuff besides quilting. I picked a fight with my table saw so quilting is on hold for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt_happy View Post
    I do carpentry type stuff besides quilting. I picked a fight with my table saw so quilting is on hold for a while.
    oh gosh, I don't see how that could come out any way but bad!! I hope your injury isn't serious and that you are back quilting asap. Hugggggggggs........
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    I got a needle through my nail and finger when I was 9. I wanted to clip off the nail when it grew out with the hole in the middle of it, but the nail broke through the hole before it grew out enough. So use nail polish to try to preserve your nail so you can keep it.

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    Did that a out 20 yrs ago.
    Be careful of a nail or lint fibre in there.
    you ould get infected

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    Maybe you shouldn't be typing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs. fitz View Post
    Maybe you shouldn't be typing.
    I'm typing with my other fingers. This isn't my first finger injury, lol. I've had to learn over the years how to type without one of my thumbs or without one of my index fingers. It's slower, but it still works out good. I've also been avoiding writing, cooking and anything else that might put any pressure on the finger or bring it into contact with bacteria.
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I have to be careful about letting any blood loose.....being on blood thinners. I do notice blood flows freely now then it did before I started Coumadin.

    Glad your feeling better!!
    I know what you mean..and do you find that you hurt yourself even more now that you have to be more careful about bleeding?? Murphy's law!!

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    Ouch! So sorry! That is scary.
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    Now my husband is all worried about me and says I should use a tweezers to pull up the bobbin thread. Might not be a bad idea!
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    omg im so sorry that happened to you! what kind of machine do you have? does it have that auto sew button where you don't have to put your foot on the pedal? maybe that's what did it?

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    Sounds so painful. Hope a new day brings back harmony..
    Have a Blessed Day

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannaquilt1 View Post
    omg im so sorry that happened to you! what kind of machine do you have? does it have that auto sew button where you don't have to put your foot on the pedal? maybe that's what did it?
    Nope, no auto sew button. I'll be taking apart my foot pedal, now, though, after all of the others suggested that that might be part of hte problem. I already removed the base of the sewing machine and cleaned a lot of lint from there.
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps 150 View Post
    It never fails. Each time I make a quilt for someone else, I bleed. Somehow, I bleed. Today, I was trying to grasp my bobbin thread after I had brought it to the top. Suddenly, my needle went down, back up, down again and then back up again, through my finger, nail and all! I had to slide my finger off of the needle. Worst part is, my foot wasn't on or near the foot pedal. My LQS says this happens sometimes when there's lint in the base of the machine.

    So, now, I'm slightly nauseous, dizzy and lightheaded. Thankfully, DH was home from work today and came to the rescue with the first aid kit. My finger's pretty numb at the moment and bandaged to the hilt, so I'm just reclining and recuperating. And thankfully, there's no blood on the quilt.
    Well, I finally got a hold of my doctor's nurse after playing phone tag on Friday. I'm going in tomorrow for a booster shot and the nurse is going to check the injury site. It looks a little black under the nail and they want to make sure it's cleaned out as well as can be.
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    uuueeewww, ouch, did that when I was a kid, think thats why I have stayed away from sewing machines for decades.

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    I read this thread and thought hope I never do that. Started some quilting and , you've quessed I did the same thing. No blood on quilt though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    I read this thread and thought hope I never do that. Started some quilting and , you've quessed I did the same thing. No blood on quilt though.
    Ooohhh, so sorry to jinx you!!
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    Well, I went and got my tetanus booster today and the doctor examined the finger. She said with an injury like this, especially since the nail was penetrated twice, it will take months and months to fully heal and repair and that if the nail matrix was damaged, I may always have a little bump there. Other than that, I'm doing good, typing normally again and the pain has almost completely subsided. I still have an occasional throbbing pain in the finger, but it still hasn't quite been a week yet, so that's normal according to the doctor.
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    So so glad you went to the doctor.....it just sounded too nasty not to follow up on. Keep an eye on it as it heals and don't hesitate to go back if you notice anything unusual. Wishing you well !!!!!
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Thanks! It's still tender, but feeling much better than it did a week ago!
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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