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Sewing Service Alert

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Hi friends sometimes I just like to reach out to you and share great products, deals, and a few tips! Machine Maintenance Be kind to your sewing machine, change the needle after big projects and clean it out often. If you see dust on the outside I can guarentee it is on the inside. If you don't know how to clean your machine - google your machine name, model, cleaning, and someone will show you on a blog or YouTube video. I use a paintbrush to get those dust bunnies out. Products Yesterday, at my local Walmart I found these Clover Jumbo Wonder Clips on sale for $13.00 for the 24 pack in the Sewing Clearance Section. I bought both bags of course. Today, I looked at Walmart.com and they are on sale for $17.29. So check your local Walmart in the Clearance and get a good deal. I love this size clip for holding fabric pieces together and they are handy for rolling up a quilt during quilting as shown below.   Let's face it we all need light and some of them can be quite expe

Colonial Needle Giveaway and Sewing Maintence

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Have you ever been sewing and your machine starts making a thunking noise? Thunk, thunk, thunk - seems like it is really having an issue sewing? You my friend have a dull needle and need to replace it. I recently took my two machines and had them clean, oiled, and adjusted for $15 a machine. A group of sewers from our library called a man and he came to the library and did machines for 3 hours one after another. We got a better deal than if we sent our machines out. A few needed parts and he took those back to his shop. Speak to your Guild about hosting a clean out! Once every couple years it is a good idea! The wonderful people at Colonial Needle sent me the new Machine NeedlePack II to try out and give one away to one of you. I really love mine to store all the different sizes I have been getting! Once I start using them I can store them in the pack by type/size! It came with great chart for choosing the correct needle for the job! The quilted fabric pack just folds up for