The Bernina is Back in Action !
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I went into town yesterday and brought Bernie home from the repair shop.
I highly Recommend Rich's Sew & Vac.
I learn something from the technicians every time I go in there.
Your machine is only as good as you are.
This is what I learned:
I use adhesive spray to baste my quilt sandwiches together.
In the last 18 months I have had more than 40 quilts under the needle.
That is a lot of adhesive being pushed down into the bobbin housing.
I also neglected to bring Bernie in for her yearly physical.
So....you could say I brought all this on myself.
No......I don't plan on giving up adhesive sprays.......ever.
Here is the advice the technician shared with me:
The adhesive does not stick to them as readily as regular needles.
Therefore, the bobbin housing will remain cleaner.
Every 20 - 40 hours of Machine Quilting...
Take apart the bobbin housing, clean out all the debris and any adhesive, place a drop of oil, then put it back together.
Here is the best part:
Regular Needles cost $1 each
Titanium Needles cost $2 each
Titanium Needles last 5 - 8 times longer.
They are also stronger, and perform better during high speed free motion quilting.
Which means, they create a nicer stitch on the surface of your quilt.
Now that I have Bernie back in my clutches, I am going to set her up in the Thread Shed and let her stretch her legs today...
The Pink Coneflower images are from my trip to Yakima this month.
Please enjoy using them in your personal art work.
I am always happy to share beauty...
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May Your Bobbin Never Be Full of Adhesive,