How often do you clean out your machine? No, really? Once a week, once a month, once a year....like never? Well, I learned long ago the importance of cleaning my sewing machine. I sew every day, and our threads, quilters cottons and batting all shed lots and lots of fibers. Even my sewing machine guy, Larry, says that I should clean it out about once a month! Well, like I said, I sew every day and have found that the once a month rule does not apply to me. I try to clean "Ellie" out at least every other week. Here's why.....
This is only 2 weeks after a good cleaning! Yes, I did quilt 7 quilts in that time frame, but this is awful!
I used this brush and a long nosed tweezer (thanks Cindy!) to get all this gunk out. I know I am full of a lot of hot air, but I could never get this all out by blowing on it.
It's finally time to put in a new needle and get her all back together. I have way to much sewing to do to leave her exposed!!
And here she is ready to start a new project! I hope that this little show and tell gets you into the habit of cleaning out your best sewing buddy!