Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Tuesday's Top Tip - Take the bobbin out before you put the machine away
A well kept machine will be oiled. Gradually the oil will seep down. If the machine is put away with the bobbin still in, the cotton on the bobbin will soak up the oil like a sponge.
This is the bobbin that was in Maria's machine. She has no idea how many years ago her grandmother filled this bobbin, but the machine spent years stored away in a Shropshire farmhouse and had plenty of time to drink up the oil.
So even if you are putting the machine away for ten days or ten years, take the bobbin out. You don't want a smudgy surprise coming up with the bobbin thread next time you start sewing.
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