This week’s topic – cleaning sewing machines.
How frequently? I do clean out around the bobbin case with each full bobbin installed.
How thoroughly? I take my machine in for an annual cleaning, let them check everything out. I feel it is a good investment.
Did I name my sewing machine. . . sorry no, nor my car, not anything. I have friends that do, I just never have.
What kind of machine do I prefer? I’m a Pfaff girl. I love the duel feed mechanism, was sold on that maybe close to 20 years ago. Several ladies in our local quilt guild owned Pfaff’s and so I asked them about why Pfaff? When I was ready for a new machine, I went and took a test drive and haven’t looked back. Besides, I piece quilts on my machine, no embroidery for me, and I haven’t machine appliquéd in close to a decade, and I don’t sew clothes anymore either, but have hemmed new jeans. I’m 5′ 8″ why would I need to hem jeans?
I think you have to think about how do you use your sewing machine when making a decision on what to buy, don’t forget to take a test drive! No one size fits all.
Block 9 is my week – Ohio Star variation
Block pressing shown below, I did press the joining seam ‘open’ on the Four Patches.
You can download the block pattern here: http://unitednotions.com/Block9JM_OhioStarVariation.pdf
Here are my first 9 blocks together! It is fun to see the progress!
Be sure and stop by my friends Blogs and check out their blocks and tips this week!
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