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    I needed to change my presser foot and the needle, and decided it was time to clean the lint out of my vintage Bernina. It always amazes me how much stuff builds up in there! So, now I'm ready for the new presser foot. Opened the box of "spare parts", took one look at that tangled mess and decided this was the day! Wish I'd taken a "before" photo, but I'll bet you can guess what it looked like. I emptied all the bobbins, because what was left from the previous owner. Who knows what it was.

    So, here is Betsy's purty box. Now if I only knew what that little black gizmo in the middle is for! :?:

    the best part is, I found a 1/4" foot, and a one for FMQ I didn't know I had! But I seem to be missing one. Hmmmm...
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    that black thing in the middle is called a " thingamajig".... your welcome... hehehhehe

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    Oh wow, very nice. Giving me some ideas! The parts for my machines are all wee baggies....this is waaaaay better!
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    It's a screwdriver... I had one like it once. The point goes into the screw head and keeps the driver in place as your using it. Somewhere you have a screw head with a hole in it to accomidate the driver. For some reason I keep thinking the needle area... Just a thought.. :)

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    Is the 'missing one' on your machine? lol

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    So organized!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MzMcKee
    It's a screwdriver... I had one like it once. The point goes into the screw head and keeps the driver in place as your using it. Somewhere you have a screw head with a hole in it to accomidate the driver. For some reason I keep thinking the needle area... Just a thought.. :)
    I have a simular screwdriver, and thsi was my first thought too.. but with the pic zoomed in... it appears to be a poke or pointed end.. not a screw driver end... ( I am able to chg feet/hoops etc with my little scredriver)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MzMcKee
    It's a screwdriver... I had one like it once. The point goes into the screw head and keeps the driver in place as your using it. Somewhere you have a screw head with a hole in it to accomidate the driver. For some reason I keep thinking the needle area... Just a thought.. :)
    then it would be the little screw you use to tighten the needle in. I just have a mini screw driver for my bernina

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    Special screwdriver for the needle holder. Works very well on my Bernina.

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    I bet that the black thing in the center of the photo is a needle threader. It looks similar to this one in the link, but doesn't have the metal piece on it. http://www.thecolorfulworldofsewing....-threader.aspx
    If there is 4 points on the end with a flat piece of metal that comes out the center than this is what it is. Once you get use to it they are the best invention since sliced bread!

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    Oooooohhhh, look at all the pretty feet. Nice job organizing. I don't know what that black thing is but glad you found your darning foot and 1/4 foot.

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    It changes the light bulb on one side and tightens the needle on the other i have it for my 1080

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    That black thing is a "kimble Pin" - when my son takes apart anything and there is an item left over. He calls it a kimble Pin (never know when you will need it). LOL Anyway, God Bless You for such organization - I must do this so I can find my 1/4 in. foot: Thanks for sharing.

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    Where did you get that box? It's brilliant!! :-)

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    I like that way you labeled the compartments, I think I need to do that, and I would know where the foot I need is at!!!!!

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    i agree with thingamamig. LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    that black thing in the middle is called a " thingamajig".... your welcome... hehehhehe

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    I vote for dohickey it is different from a thingamajig or even the thingamabob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Where did you get that box? It's brilliant!! :-)
    Sorry, Janice, it's the official accessories box that came with the Bernina. But maybe you'll luck out and find one somewhere. What about a divided plastic craft box? JoAnn's will have several, I'm thinking the ones for beads might be perfect. Take a couple of feet with you to the store to check for size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitza
    I vote for dohickey it is different from a thingamajig or even the thingamabob.
    Could it be a "whatchamacallit"?

    :wink: :wink:

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    Thats it, a watchamacallit, My hardware store always knew what I needed even used these names. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    that black thing in the middle is called a " thingamajig".... your welcome... hehehhehe
    LOL

    Oh, how I wish I had that organized box. Good job.

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    WOW! You are so organized!
    It looks great! :)

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    It is used to tighten the needle. Mine is grey.

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    It is a screwdriver specifically for your needle. The needle screw has a small hole in it so the screwdriver sets in solid for you to tighten the screw. I loved that little thing when I had my Bernina. I gave it to a friend that sews and her machine had died and could not be fixed. She is a single Mother with children and sews for all of them and her home. She needed it and I had other machines. So it went to a very good home.

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    For your needle. It's the best little tool since sliced bread. (Sliced bread is a tool??) It works so well; don't let it get lost! (Like I did mine!)

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