take care of your sewing machine – wip link up! + giveaway

hello Wednesday!

take care of your sewing machine
how many of you clean your sewing machine regularly??
do you take it in once a year…or so to be professionally cleaned??
since I sew A LOT, I try to get mine in for a cleaning about once a year…

take care of your sewing machine
this time when I had it cleaned…I picked up some bobbins…
and my bestie treated me to a single hole plate…I have been experimenting with it…makes piecing a breeze…

looking forward to see what you are working in….

work in progress button

linking up with QuiltFabrication

and for the giveaway today…

some yummy batik 10 inch squares…
leave me a comment to enter…
I will announce a winner on Friday…

Happy Sewing!

ps – remember to stop back by on Friday to add your finish to the linky post…

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25 Responses to take care of your sewing machine – wip link up! + giveaway

  1. Lori Smanski June 6, 2018 at 8:14 am #

    I clean my sewing machine after every major project (quilt, dress, etc) and have it taken in once a year to have professionally checked and cleaned.

  2. Inez Fay Hulsey June 6, 2018 at 8:40 am #

    Sherbet colors so pretty .

  3. Elizabeth Porter June 6, 2018 at 9:38 am #

    Summer colors of the fabrics.

  4. Quilting Tangent June 6, 2018 at 9:53 am #

    I keep my sewing machine covered. Try to clean lent out. So far so good. Pretty Batiks.

  5. Lisa Marie June 6, 2018 at 10:10 am #

    Each time I wind bobbins (about 6 at a time) I also take time to clean lint out of my machine. And yearly cleanings at the shop are something I do as well. Keeps everything in good working order! Beautiful batiks!

  6. Janna June 6, 2018 at 10:37 am #

    Thankfully my husband cleans mine for me.

  7. Rita Long June 6, 2018 at 10:39 am #

    What kind of difference is there in using a single hole plate?

  8. Shirley Elliott June 6, 2018 at 11:55 am #

    I do clean my machines but do not take them in annually since no dealer conveniently located. It’s a miserable drive to the closest Bernina dealer. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  9. Kay June 6, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

    I have never taken my machine to be done professionally, although I do have e little tinker with it myself occasionally. x

  10. Sandy A in St. Louis June 6, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

    I try to clean my machine after every big project or several small ones. I don’t have a source for professional cleanings now that the shop where I bought the machine has closed.

  11. Patty June 6, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    Timely comment on cleaning our machines. I clean mine regularly for the main dust bunnies and do frequent needle changes. Sunday night it choked up on me – clearly some months of lint or thread wound tightly inside. I couldn’t get to the underside of the bobbin case (Necchi made the screw so small it was impossible to use a junior screwdriver in such a small space) that I folded and took in for maintenance. Good habit to be in – just like our cars need tuning so do these machines!

  12. Nicole Sender June 6, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

    I try to remember to clean my machine and lubricate it often.Those are really some yummy batik 10 inch squares!

  13. Tu-Na Quilts June 6, 2018 at 7:44 pm #

    I clean the lint away and oil about once a month. The machine goes in for a good check-up every year or two depending how much I’ve used it for quilting.

  14. Lori Morton June 6, 2018 at 7:55 pm #

    I do clean my machine too.. tho need to find a new place to have professionally cleaned & tuned up..my guy retired. Thank you for chance to win your scrumptious Give-a-way! Those colors scrrrrrream SUMMER! lol 🙂

  15. Michele T June 6, 2018 at 8:03 pm #

    I try to keep on top of getting the dust bunnies out of my machine every few months and I get it serviced every other year but that means taking my machine out of town!! Really love those dreamy Batik fabrics… beautiful colours!!

  16. asteride June 7, 2018 at 5:30 am #

    I always learn new things from your blog! Have fun!

  17. Julie Struble June 7, 2018 at 8:41 am #

    Would love to know what this new single hole tool is. What a bestie you have! I’ve only had my machine for a little over a year. I wish I used it as much as you. So grateful you aren’t taken no a big break for the summer!

  18. Shirley Clark June 7, 2018 at 10:52 am #

    I clean mine regularly! I love the colors of the scraps. Makes me think of cold sherbet on these hot summer days.

  19. Calypso June 7, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    The batik is so cute! I’d love to watch a tutorial on how to clean a machine properly!

  20. Beth T. June 8, 2018 at 1:23 am #

    Oh, you are putting me to shame! I thought I was being good, cleaning out the bobbin space (whatever the heck that is called), using my tiny little whisker, feeling so diligent…Not so fast, missy. Turns out there is much more to being a good sewing machine cleaner than that–as everyone else who has commented here could have told me! A few weeks ago my machine yelped and started sewing like a creature in distress–completely ignoring the settings. I thought the computer itself was melting down. I rushed it to the local sewing machine shop/fabric shop and they were able to get her running like a dream in a few hours. Their diagnosis was that she was filled with lint. I was quite embarrassed and equally relieved, having seen how much a new machine would have cost. (Although, for a quick minute i was in love with one of the machines I saw there. I admit it.) So, ladies, don’t be like me. Venture further than just sweeping out the bobbin space.

  21. Edige June 8, 2018 at 1:56 am #

    Please, count me in too!!!

  22. Tannis W June 8, 2018 at 2:25 am #

    I do not sew frequently, so I usually store my machine under a dust cover and would bring it in for a cleaning if it was not working well… I know, that sounds terrible! Love the bright colors of that batik fabric!

  23. Carol DeLater June 8, 2018 at 6:57 am #

    Lovely give away. I don’t think I have ever had my machine professionally cleaned, but I do clean it myself thoroughly a couple of times a year. I used to sell Singers and they taught me well.
    xx, Carol

  24. Annette Ellis June 20, 2018 at 9:08 am #

    I clean my sewing machine after each major project. I love batiks. Thanks for the give away.


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