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Posted on: 6/21/11 11:51 AM
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What's a busy girl to do when her serger or sewing machine needs a quick cleaning of the nether parts, i.e., the area around the blades, the feed dog mechanism and bobbin? Use that scraggly cleaning brush? Doesn't do a good job.
Take a deep breath and blow? No, too much moisture.
Haul out the vacuum cleaner? No, too much work, and where is that attachment for tiny parts, anyway?
To the rescue: a turkey baster. A quick, but gentle blast of air and whoosh--all those pieces of lint are gone.


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DeJa Chic said... (1/13/15 2:33 PM) Reply
Great idea. I use a can of compressed air because, I have it for the zillions of keyboards we have around the office, but I'm going to try this will my serger next time.
CharlotteModiste said... (11/21/11 11:08 PM) Reply
Very good, Thanks!!!
rusticady said... (9/29/11 12:27 PM) Reply
Great idea!
jeannemarie1 said... (9/27/11 0:42 AM) Reply
good idea
machinelover said... (8/18/11 8:40 PM) Reply
This is a super idea ! I threw out my cleaning brushes years ago and use real pipe cleaners to hook little bits of fluff out of all my machines. The baster will make the job go even faster !
Suetel said... (7/17/11 3:45 PM) Reply
great tip
Rocknrob said... (7/11/11 1:13 PM) Reply
What a clever idea, I tried this and it works great.
chicagochef said... (7/4/11 11:27 AM) Reply
perfect - no canned air - no spit - I love this idea.
hopflower said... (6/23/11 10:15 PM) Reply
mtgirl said... (6/22/11 4:50 PM) Reply
Love this suggestion.Someone should write "100 ways to use a turkey baster".
RLL said... (6/22/11 9:29 AM) Reply
Wow, thats clever! I just tried it and it delivers a soft puff of air, just enough to remove the lint fibers left after sewing.
LynnG said... (6/22/11 9:27 AM) Reply
Tips like this are why I enjoy reading them. So easy and no special equipment or expense. Thanks for the great tip.
tatica said... (6/22/11 8:26 AM) Reply
Nice idea!
koo104 said... (6/22/11 0:02 AM) Reply
Very Cool!
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