Well like the heading says--"Do what I say not what I do"--------------
Whenever I give lessons to people on their machines be it a sewing machine or an overlocker the first thing I make them do is clean it.
Cleaning is one of the most important things you must remember --but do I always follow my own advice?
I was making some Christmas ATC's and postcards for some swaps that I am involved in and wondered why things weren't going along so well.
I decided to pull the machine apart and look what I found underneath the feed dogs.
Yikes it's enough to make your hair stand up on end.
I have placed a Bernina bobbin next to "it" so you can actually see the size of "it"
I guess that just goes to show you that cleaning is necessary.
It reminds me of when I worked for Bernina and a lady came into the shop with her machine and wanted to know when she should replace the felt pad in the bobbin case.
The boss told her that there was no felt pad in the bobbin case.
To which she replied "Well what's this then" :-)
You've guessed it --there was a lump of fluff in the bobbin case and she told us she had been oiling it every week.
We couldn't stop laughing for weeks.