Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lintmaggedon

Confession time here...lintmaggedon has arrived at my house! I'm ashamed to say I don't know the last time I took the plate thingy off my machine and cleaned out the lint. When I finally did it the other night, this is what I found:

eewww...
ick.....
disgusting!

So girls...this is my weekly public service announcement: Take off your plate thingy and clean the lint out of your machine! :) Hey, change the needle while you're at it!

Okay...back to our regularly scheduled programming.



11 comments:

  1. Glad you cleaned it Michelle, but is sure is yucky! :)

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  2. When I'm in the middle of a project, I say.....I will clean the machine AFTER that project. Then...I forget and start the next project and say that same thing over again. I must remember to do that within the next couple of days.

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  3. good reminder Michelle. thanks.
    Pinelands Barb does a geat job servicing sewing machines. She took mine all apart. Oiled it, cleaned out the lint, etc. My 30-ish machine purred like a kitten when she was done! And the price was right! A cup of tea :)

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  4. Ha! It gets pretty bad under there pretty quickly. I've started cleaning mine out after every quilt and it still looks like that!

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  5. Think of your pile of lint as a soft sculpture! It took a lot of hard work and time to create this one-of-a-kind work of art. :)

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  6. HAHA -- just read The Other Barb's comment. Thanks Barb, wish I could have a cup of tea with everyone!

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  7. Michelle...did you find any spiders in there?? honest...they like those sorta linty-nesty nooks and crannies..honest...would I lie to you? LOL

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  8. Good idea cleaning the sewing machines. I do mine on a regular basis. I keep a file card by my machines.

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  9. Yikes! You must use the 'good thread' like I me. lol I've been changing the plate on my machine quite a bit lately to go from straight stitching (single hole plate)to zig zag stitching. I can't believe how fast it builds up under there. Good job Michelle.

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  10. Your advice has been taken and I will check if Linkageddom has come to my house as well. Thanks for the public service announcement.~Debbee~

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  11. Yikes! I did mine this weekend, and it looked similar. Gross! I also changed the needle (I couldn't tell you the last time I did that) and it made such a big difference!

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