Monday, September 22, 2014
We're supposed to clean these machines?
The bottom of my Janome 6500 can be easily opened up for occasional cleaning, by removing 5 screws. The last time I cleaned it was ... uhhh, over 5 years! (I DO clean the bobbin regularly.) This job was necessary because my always reliable machine was not machine quilting well. Despite all the internet help, friend help, manual help, etc., it still was skipping stitches. Off to the sewing machine hospital.
Is this not terrible???? I have probably quilted 15 or more quilts in the last 5 years.
I vacuumed it with the big, household vacuum cleaner, then blew it with canned air and it dislodged several clumps, that were like felt pads. Wow - who knew???
It normally sits IN a sewing desk - taking it out like this is not a small job. I promise to do it more frequently.