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Skeat 03-12-2009 09:48 AM

You all crack me up!:)Which means 'funny' to non midwestern quilters!LOL I thought I was the ONLY one that didn't know that and was thinking this was one of those jokes and I was believing it!:)Glad to know I am doing the right thing and no one in the world is laughing in thinking they got me to do that:) Tink's mom...is there anything else I should know for using a sewing machine??Tidbits always welcome...Skeat

BellaBoo 03-12-2009 12:22 PM

It's okay to thread the needle with the pressure foot down, just be sure to raise it when you are changing the tension or retreading the machine.

Tink's Mom 03-12-2009 07:42 PM

Skeat
Good thread...No more than 10 hours of stitching per needle...Not until it breaks!!!
You should be fine...Let me know if you have any problems...

Skeat 03-13-2009 02:29 AM


Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
Skeat
Good thread...No more than 10 hours of stitching per needle...Not until it breaks!!!
You should be fine...Let me know if you have any problems...

I did not know that either! You know, I was raised to 'don't fix it if it ain't broke'!LOL And, I'd say my needle has been there longer then 10hrs of sewing:)Better go change that right now:) Thanks!

Skeat 03-13-2009 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by Loretta
Want another tip Skeat? Don't store thread out in the open- keep it covered. Those fancy thread racks look so nice, but unless you are using it up very quickly, thread gathers dust and humidity and affects the way it sews. I store my thread in Hot Wheels cases, so I can lay the thread down and easily see the colors. Just a thought!

That test I did pass w/flying colors Loretta!LOL I keep my thread by color (browns, whites, etc) in open ziplock bags in my plastic drawer bins. I did it to keep colors organized and obv. was a good idea!:)Thanks!! Skeat

jbud2 03-14-2009 05:35 AM

In the past, some friends have given me their mother's sewing supplies when they could no longer sew. But some of the thread was old and would break a lot. I kept the wooden spools. I hate to turn away anything like that because you do get some good stuff along the way.

Skeat 03-14-2009 07:23 AM

jbud2....I love the old wooden spools in the old blue canning jars sitting on a shelf...too cute!:)Thought I'd share that tidbit:)


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