A little photo illustration for you today ... I'm pretty diligent about keeping my machine clean. I don't use canned air to blow lint out, rather I use a small vacuum attachment, and I do this often. My machine was cleaned out just before I started quilting the 32" x 40" baby quilt that I showed yesterday. (p.s. the baby quilt is finished, will be shown soon!)
Check it out ~ this was only after approximately 4 bobbins of thread, and free motion quilting, which I do find makes a lot more lint than regular sewing or quilting with a walking foot.
Crazy hey?? And now, the after ~
Ahhh, much better, no??
If this is how much lint was produced after only 4 bobbins, imagine the lint that would be accumulated after 4 or 5 or more projects! And for the record, this was with Aurifil thread, my fave.
So when was the last time you cleaned out your sewing machine?