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Posted on: 3/8/06 3:36 PM
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Just a little something I discovered while trying out this tip: if you plan to sew without thread, don't just unthread the needle and start sewing. Instead, snip and remove the thread just as you would do if you were changing thread. I just unthreaded the needle, and when I went to thread it again, there was thread all wrapped and knotted around the takeup lever. Luckily I didn't just try to yank the thread out (I knew that was a bad idea) and I was able to carefully snip the knotted threads to get them off. But if the lever had been less accessible, I would have had to take it into the shop. Ick.

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BeckyW said... (3/12/06 7:07 PM) Reply
Great tip!
J_J said... (3/9/06 10:10 AM) Reply
Thanks for the warning. I probably wouldn't have thought of this until it was too late.
Penny B said... (3/8/06 5:49 PM) Reply
I had this same thing happen to me recently. The bobbin area was making an odd noise so I tried running it without the thread and bobbin to see if it was the bobbin. What a mess! DH tried to fix it but couldn't get it all out. I had to take it in. The worst part was that I knew better but just wasn't thinking.
 
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