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Posted on: 8/21/06 11:23 PM
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I broke a couple of needles when I accidentally hit the zig zag button instead of the straight stitch button on the front of my machine (they are close together) when I had a straight stitch foot on the machine (has a single small hole,not a wide slot).
To stop this happening again,I've covered the zigzag button with a very small fluorescent adhesive label. Not only do I now have a visual reminder about which button I'm pushing, but it also feels totally different. This has totally fixed my problem.

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PVA said... (8/21/06 11:39 PM) Reply
Great Idea! This could have other applications, too. Thanks for sharing this -- I plan to put it too work ASAP!
 
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