Tune-Up on Twenty

Tomorrow is the 20th of June.

That means it’s time for Tune-Up on Twenty!

This is a friendly reminder:

• Open up your sewing machine’s innards and gently clean out all the lint, dirt and debris.

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• Oil your machine as instructed in your user’s manual

SchmetzMicrotex Tune Up on Twenty

• Change out the machine needle (general rule of thumb is after eight hours, or after a quilt project)

 Tune Up on Twenty

• Put a new blade in your rotary cutter

I take good care of my sewing machines, but I always procrastinate when it comes to rotary blades. And so when I do change it, and it’s nice and sharp and cuts like anything, I think, “Why did I wait so long?”

Now you’re all set for some serious sewing! Enjoy!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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