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    Super Member jaba's Avatar
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    You can do it! Do you still have your manual? It will show you a pic of the bobbin case, if not...take your bobbin out. Then you'll see the little part it fits in, there should be maybe a little clip on the side of it that will slide towards the back of your machine, just push it back and get the bobbin holder out. If there's no clip to hold it in place then just rotate the case to the left or right and it will come out of it's "groove" that it fits in. Then get all the lint out, etc. put a little sewing machine oil on your finger and lightly apply to the inside of this piece. Oil same way on the bobbin case itself and put it back in place. Rotate it just a little so it's in the groove again, put in your bobbin as you normally do and try sewing. It really is not hard just take your time and pay attention to how it goes together. Way cheaper than having repair man or buying a new machine when you probably don't have to at all, well......unless you want a new machine. Now that's another story

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    I received the F8 from Areinn today. Will make block and mail out for Monday.
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    Oldcatlady, you might try calling your local vacuum machine store - they generally do sewing machines, too. I have found, in multiple states/cities, that they generally can fix any type of machine - servicing is usually about $60-ish depending on the machine. It might be worthwhile to look into to see if the machine is fixable or if you should just commit to a new one. PLUS they generally sell prior-owned machines that might be super fancy and at a fraction of the price because someone traded up.
    Mischief Managed.

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    UGH... been sick since Christmas day, Migraines... a very good indication I have been eating something I should not! So I went back on my healthy eating plan today, not waiting for New Years Day! There is nothing worse than a migraine that holds you captive for 4 days! not sewing, not even going in sewing room!

    I have all my blocks out, most pictures are in my Album sent Boom 8 blocks, as well pic's of the ones I have received are in the received album.

    missing blocks from Diamonds: savannahrandons, Linda58, Nancia, areinn. missing from Pearls; Mosher92, cuppy, saraaev, areinn. and side swap with April... I am not in a hurry, just keep me posted and I will be happy! It's the not knowing that drives me crazy! (although I am almost always crazy anyway)


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    have about 6 more blocks to make. mailed a bunch this morning. last bunch will go out monday! i've broken out in a mystery rash-- must be allergic to sewing! lol
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    this has been another crazy day for me. My sister and I went to my niece's storage unit, through poorly plowed snow from our snow storm on thursday/friday and more snow this am. We searched through a ton of boxes, found my niece's sewing machine and then went on the hunt for the ft pedal/cord because of course they were not together LOL. found it, came home and crashed with a fever and chills, realizing I'm still not over whatever bug I've had for over 3 wks now!

    I searched on line for the manual to go w/ the machine. got it cleaned and oiled, learned how to thread the machine and bobbin. Completely different than my Elna workhorse which is sturdy and made of steel. This one was made of plastic but it ran so I was happy!

    I checked into the board and saw Jaba's post and decided what the heck, I'll give it a try. I was thinking about the vacuum store also, MamaHauser LOL. Well, I got the bobbin case apart and cleaned out lint I've never been able to reach, took me over an hour to try to get it back in the way it was and it's now working!!!! Jaba, I can't thank you enough. This machine is very sentimental to me. My father who passed away 5 yrs ago gave this to me for xmas in the mid 70's and I was heartbroken thinking I wasn't going to be able to use it anymore.

    This has been one exhausting day! SheriR, I finished your block and have to say again how much I love your fabric and then I pull out the next one on my list and it is Linda58's, WOW! I LOVE your fabrics also. I can't wait to make your block tomorrow

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    Oldcatlady, I'm not in a hurry at all. I just finely got time to go over my list and cross check it with blocks on my design wall and pictures I've posted in my profile. I'm glad you fixed your machine. I'd be so unhappy if mine broke!
    SheriR~

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    Received Finish Blocks from:
    Felicia, from CA
    Janelle, from OR
    Elise, From OH
    Lori-ann, From ME.
    Thank you ladies wonderful job! I will post pictures later...

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    Happy Quilting!

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    oldcatlady, I'm so glad it worked!!!! It's amazing how much lint collects under there isn't it? Learned that quite a long time ago from a lady that passed it on to me, now I do it religiously about every 3-4 months. Kinda' makes your machine smile and do a happy dance, plus it's so much quieter. Anyway, so happy it worked for you.

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    Sorry I've been MIA!!! Rough holiday season. I got my block back from OK Darla. Will update all later.

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    It's super important for everyone to clean the lint around your bobbin and feed dogs. I talked to a repairman about this. He said someone came in with their machine, and he called to ask how it was working, after he had cleaned it. The lady told him that it ran fine, but the felt pad under the feed dogs was missing. Turned out that the felt pad was all lint!

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    Blocks I received from OKDarla.

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    Thank you for the blocks. I can't believe we are almost done! this has been very fun and I have meet lots of really cool quilters... I am still thinking about Boom 9, maybe a small group... I have so much to do!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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Size:  109.4 KB Received this beautiful block from okdarla. Thank you - I love the applique work and the fabric you chose. It will be a perfect addition to my quilt.
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    Got block from girl scouts yesterday. Will upload pict tomorrow. Its very pretty!
    My granddaughter loves to take my brush and "clean" my bobbin case. Bought her a kids singer machine
    But its not worth having. Is 7 too young for an electric real machine??
    People may not remember what you looked like or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel!

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    Ok you got me what does the number seven on the block Marybeth was sent mean? I look and I look and I am sure there is a meaning I am missing. this is not unusual for me, so please whomever made that what is the meaning?
    Linda
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    Hope everyone is ready to mail tomorrow. I still have 8 out. If you can't I understand that but would really appreciate it if you would send my fabric back so I can complete my sets. I sent out everything I had. I'm making set for myself and my daughter in laws. It's been fun and am looking forward to the next Boom. To all of you that have made me one thank you so much, I sincerely appreciate it and love the ones I have gotten.

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    I am making place mats out of my blocks also, I love how they have turned out! jan, where did you buy your fruits and Veggie fabric? I have a friend who wants me to make her a set of placemats for her summer table, they eat a lot of meals outside in the summer.

    A lot of my "fun fabric" I get on 4my3boyz.com I love that site and the fabric is really reasonable. I make stuff to sell at craft shows and fun fairs. So I do a lot of smaller type stuff to sell. I think the fabric you have would be great to make cute little things out of, coasters, pot holders and such.

    I am not sure the significance of the 7 but will make a place mat out of it and I am sure a grand kid or niece or nephew will know it was made just for them!

    There was a lady at our quilting guild that said you should change the needle and clean the bobbin case after every 5th bobbin you put in your machine. I do clean the lint out but have to admit I only put in a new needle when the old one breaks! but I do change the needle depending on what I am sewing, I just reuse it again. I just could not afford to sew if I threw them away after only 5 bobbins filled with thread, heck I can go thru that much in a few hours!
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    Not real sure MaryT, i googled farmer's market fabric and ended up buying from a couple of places and then some on e-bay. I have seen it now on some web sites that are closing it out, so probably cheaper...good thing. If I had any I'd sure send it to you, but I really sent out everything except for 1 piece of lemons and 1 of strawberries. I'll find my invoice if I can and let you know....just google and see what you can come up with.

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    Ta dah!! all blocks are finished and ready for their trip home! the following quilters will be receiving their blocks soon.
    abby's mom. jaba. themamahauser, twinriversfarm, luv2sew2011, pinklotus, moonrise, daisy, goldendog55, nancyb and elisabrat.
    i may not be the first to get the blocks done, and i envy those who can, but i am reliable. and hopefully i'm improving block by block, LOL. Happy new year, everyone!!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    wow talk about sneaking in under the clock good for you Nancia. You did what you said you would do. I won't doubt you again. I am impressed. I think still it would give me a heart attack to work like that. You obviously have a non nerve button that I was born without! can't wait to see all the postings of your blocks. I started putting mine together tonight for the ruby group as I had received all of those. framed them once and will put one more on and then whip that puppy together. I am excited. Thanks for the suggestions on what colors to use double frame is perfect! then onto the bees. that will be finished in January. so I can get ready for all your fabrics to play with in the coming months! Mine is already cut and enveloped. Soon to be sitting on your doorstep! tada! is everyone in for another round? I am going only one swap a large one. less blocks and better quality is the goal. half a year back into it and it feels really good thanks to all of your sample back into quilting blocks
    Linda
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    i was thinking of skipping the next one, but a small group is tempting. i will have all my obligations done by march so that leaves plenty of time to over commit again, lol. because of physical constraints i can't quilt every day, and i have lots of fabric already waiting to be made into something yummy! see my dillemna? ( i know it's spelled wrong, but you get the idea. ) i'll think on it! i hate to miss the chatter and eye candy and just plain ole fun! BTW, i do want to thank everyone for swapping with me. i love my blocks you made and i can't wait for the final few to fly home to mama! see? i'm not the only one down to the wire!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Block received

    Received this from girlscouts. It fits in perfectly with the other maroon blocks I received! Only 5 to go!! Thanks everyone.
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    People may not remember what you looked like or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel!

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    Hi everyone,

    I have received beautiful blocks from girlscouts1 x 2, LovingIzabella, Nancia and Pink Lady (beautifully hand pieced - awesome!). Thank you so much, I love them
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    I mailed blocks today to
    babeyruth
    cuppy
    Linda58 x2
    NanaKathy55
    Nancia
    PinkLady
    Quiltingmommy
    Savannahrandons
    scrapper
    SheriR
    urgodschild2

    I should be able to finish the rest tomorrow and mail on Wednesday. If I don't get to them all, I'll PM you and make them on friday since I will be back at work on wednesday and thursday. I apologize for not getting them out on time.

    Pics in my album if you want to peek!


    Have not received blocks from
    Wendsy-extra swap
    cuppy
    AnnaQuilts
    areinn
    Linda58
    Quiltermomma
    savannahrandons
    scrapper
    sustraley
    PinkLotus


    There is a very good possibility my records are wrong so let me know if this is not correct.
    Last edited by oldcatlady; 12-31-2012 at 05:18 PM. Reason: edited blocks not received yet

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    Update time:

    F8 - I have not received areinn's

    All squishies have been mailed except for areinn (not received).

    Squishies received today from Nancia and sustraley. Thank you ladies.

    All blocks have been received except for (6):areinn, ljdugas31 (PM received), oldcatlady, savannahrandons, scrapper and Lovingisabella

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!
    Fraew

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