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Old April 11th 04, 04:32 PM
Mira
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Hello, I'm newbie here but I lurk and read your posts. I'm into sewing
apparel for myself or my niece. I have a lot of fabrics and buy more than I
can sew. When I'm in the mood to sew and look at the fabrics which ones I
will use for a summer dress and realized that I love fabrics that I dont
want to use them so will buy new ones. I know I'm nuts lol but sometimes
this is the case hence, the fabric collection grew and the same goes to
clothing patterns.
My husband uses an aero dust spray to clean our computer keyboards. Is there
something like that to clean sewing machines? if there is/are, what's the
name of the brand or where can I buy it?
Thanks for the help,
Mira
http://home.comcast.net/~miralyn


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Old April 11th 04, 04:55 PM
Mike Behrent
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You can use the same compressed air spray cans your husband uses on the
computer keyboards. You should even be able to find bigger cans at a sewing
shop

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Mike in Wisconsin
"Mira" wrote in message
...
Hello, I'm newbie here but I lurk and read your posts. I'm into sewing
apparel for myself or my niece. I have a lot of fabrics and buy more than

I
can sew. When I'm in the mood to sew and look at the fabrics which ones I
will use for a summer dress and realized that I love fabrics that I dont
want to use them so will buy new ones. I know I'm nuts lol but sometimes
this is the case hence, the fabric collection grew and the same goes to
clothing patterns.
My husband uses an aero dust spray to clean our computer keyboards. Is

there
something like that to clean sewing machines? if there is/are, what's the
name of the brand or where can I buy it?
Thanks for the help,
Mira
http://home.comcast.net/~miralyn




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Old April 11th 04, 04:58 PM
Sally Holmes
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Mira wrote:

My husband uses an aero dust spray to clean our computer keyboards.
Is there something like that to clean sewing machines? if there
is/are, what's the name of the brand or where can I buy it?


You're not supposed to use spray as it blows dust and fluff further into the
machine. Just use a brush (a stiff paintbrush will do, or you can buy
brushes fairly cheaply from sewing stores). If you really want to use canned
air, the sort that your husband uses for keyboards is fine.

You're _really_ not supposed to blow into the machine, as that sends not
only fluff but also moisture from your breath deep into its crevices. Of
course, I never do it myself. Well, hardly ever. Not very often.

Oh, come on, we all do it, right?

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Sally Holmes
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England


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Old April 11th 04, 05:19 PM
Penny S
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Mira wrote:
Hello, I'm newbie here but I lurk and read your posts. I'm into sewing
apparel for myself or my niece. I have a lot of fabrics and buy more
than I can sew. When I'm in the mood to sew and look at the fabrics
which ones I will use for a summer dress and realized that I love
fabrics that I dont want to use them so will buy new ones. I know I'm
nuts lol but sometimes this is the case hence, the fabric collection
grew and the same goes to clothing patterns.
My husband uses an aero dust spray to clean our computer keyboards.
Is there something like that to clean sewing machines? if there
is/are, what's the name of the brand or where can I buy it?
Thanks for the help,
Mira
http://home.comcast.net/~miralyn


I don't know why one brand would be better than another ( I buy what's on
sale for my computers) but Sally is right, you only want to vacuum or brush
dust out of your machines, not blow the bits into hidden corners of the
case.

Penny S


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Old April 11th 04, 05:51 PM
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Aero Dust Spray

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Mira wrote:
My husband uses an aero dust spray to clean our computer keyboards. Is
there something like that to clean sewing machines? if there is/are,
what's the name of the brand or where can I buy it?
---
You're not supposed to use spray as it blows dust and fluff further
into the machine. Just use a brush (a stiff paintbrush will do, or you
can buy brushes fairly cheaply from sewing stores). If you really want
to use canned air, the sort that your husband uses for keyboards is
fine.
You're _really_ not supposed to blow into the machine, as that sends not
only fluff but also moisture from your breath deep into its crevices. Of
course, I never do it myself. Well, hardly ever. Not very often.
Oh, come on, we all do it, right?
Sally Holmes
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
---
It's a hard habit to break, Sally. After opening so many machines to
clean the dust out of them, though, I think the point is finally driven
home to me. I did buy a set of those too-cute miniature vacuum parts.
Ceaholding breath as she sews

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Old April 11th 04, 07:52 PM
Peggy
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I use my Black & Decker DirstBuster mini vacuum to clean my machines. It
has these tiny attachments to vacuum out those little nooks and crannies.
It's also great for cleaning up all the lint that accumulates in my sewing
room. It has a blower attachment with tiny end pieces that my husband uses
for the computer, so he doesn't have to buy pressurized air (doesn't it
stink that we have to pay for air??) I NEVER blow air into the sewing
machines, as it will just lodge the dust even further. I clean them
regularly and I've never had any problems with my machines to date.

Peggy

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"Penny S" wrote in message
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Mira wrote:
Hello, I'm newbie here but I lurk and read your posts. I'm into sewing
apparel for myself or my niece. I have a lot of fabrics and buy more
than I can sew. When I'm in the mood to sew and look at the fabrics
which ones I will use for a summer dress and realized that I love
fabrics that I dont want to use them so will buy new ones. I know I'm
nuts lol but sometimes this is the case hence, the fabric collection
grew and the same goes to clothing patterns.
My husband uses an aero dust spray to clean our computer keyboards.
Is there something like that to clean sewing machines? if there
is/are, what's the name of the brand or where can I buy it?
Thanks for the help,
Mira
http://home.comcast.net/~miralyn


I don't know why one brand would be better than another ( I buy what's on
sale for my computers) but Sally is right, you only want to vacuum or

brush
dust out of your machines, not blow the bits into hidden corners of the
case.

Penny S




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Old April 11th 04, 08:23 PM
Pogonip
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Mira wrote:
Hello, I'm newbie here but I lurk and read your posts. I'm into sewing
apparel for myself or my niece. I have a lot of fabrics and buy more than I
can sew. When I'm in the mood to sew and look at the fabrics which ones I
will use for a summer dress and realized that I love fabrics that I dont
want to use them so will buy new ones. I know I'm nuts lol but sometimes
this is the case hence, the fabric collection grew and the same goes to
clothing patterns.
My husband uses an aero dust spray to clean our computer keyboards. Is there
something like that to clean sewing machines? if there is/are, what's the
name of the brand or where can I buy it?
Thanks for the help,
Mira
http://home.comcast.net/~miralyn



Vacuuming, as everyone has suggested, is much better -
keeps the dust bunnies from multiplying inside your
machine in hidden nooks and crannies.

Also, with the canned air, close to the nozzle that air is
really cold and some plastics will freeze, making them
brittle.
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Life is about the journey, not about the destination.

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Old April 12th 04, 01:06 AM
Kate Dicey
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Mira wrote:

Hello, I'm newbie here but I lurk and read your posts. I'm into sewing
apparel for myself or my niece. I have a lot of fabrics and buy more than I
can sew. When I'm in the mood to sew and look at the fabrics which ones I
will use for a summer dress and realized that I love fabrics that I dont
want to use them so will buy new ones. I know I'm nuts lol but sometimes
this is the case hence, the fabric collection grew and the same goes to
clothing patterns.
My husband uses an aero dust spray to clean our computer keyboards. Is there
something like that to clean sewing machines? if there is/are, what's the
name of the brand or where can I buy it?
Thanks for the help,
Mira
http://home.comcast.net/~miralyn


I'm in the 'suck, don't blow' camp - VERY firmly. And this after several
professional teachers tried to teach me otherwise! No, no blowing
for me. Not after talking to my sewing machine mending guy, who stocks
the vacuum attachments but NOT cans of compressed air! I have a bag of
attachments for the vacuum cleaner, and you can see pix of me cleaning
the serger on my web site. The brush I use for cleaning the machines is
a size 10 hog bristle artists paint brush: doesn't provoke sparks from
static the way those little nylon ones you get with the machine can, and
stands up to being washed thoroughly when it gets grubby. I've also got
a nice needle nosed pair of tweezers that I use more for fishing lint
and thread out of the machine than for threading it!
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Kate XXXXXX
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk
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Old April 12th 04, 02:53 AM
Ann Knight
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On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 15:32:51 UTC, "Mira" wrote:

My husband uses an aero dust spray to clean our computer keyboards. Is there
something like that to clean sewing machines?


When you clean your sewing machine, you want to get the lint and grit
out, not blow it farther in. Best just to use a mini vacuum.

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Old April 12th 04, 03:19 AM
Mira
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Thanks a million to all who responded to my inquiry. I'll buy this mini
vacuum. This is the best place to go when I need answers. Thanks again.
Mira

http://home.comcast.net/~miralyn



 




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