For anyone new dropping in, the purpose of Tips on Tuesdays is to share ideas. Each week is a new theme and you can leave comments with a link back to your blog if you like. ALL readers are welcome to post comments of course. This week's theme is MAINTENANCE (product / fabric care, sharpening, cleaning, etc) for lack of a better word. Any sewing room tips? This was inspired by my friend Bee's Fibre Art blog. She made a terrific discovery and posted it recently.
HOW TO CLEAN THE BURNED FUSIBLE GUNK OFF YOUR IRON. (click on that)
I have a tip for you. Did you know if you clean your own machine, you should use suction and not canned air? That's because the lint will have no where to go but deeper into your machine. You can get an attachment for your vacuum, but be gentle. It's always best to clean the lint out. Regular cleaning of your machine makes a huge difference on how smooth and quiet your machine runs. My whole family notices after I've been sewing with flannelette. My machine is LOUDER and literally sounds like an army helicopter. It always makes me hear the theme music to M.A.S.H. in my head.
|This pack is under $15 CAN, money well spent. I clean it myself.|
For cleaning the pressed fibres out of grooves from your cutting mat, use a plastic pot scrubber! Works like a charm. Any other ideas? Leave them here! Click on the red Tips on Tuesdays button in the left sidebar to see all Tips on Tuesdays post. : )
now off to clean my poor iron! (thanks Bee!)