A blog devoted to my vintage sewing machines and how I find them, fetch them and fix them.
Is that 'lint' fiber from the batting? I have this vision of a 'lint' box much like a dust collection box on a table saw. Hook up yer shop vac (and put on your earplugs) and you're ready to go!
From its colour, I think it must be from the thread. I have A LOT of that Signature thread. I guess once I use it up (which likely will take until I get to Carnegie Hall) I can switch to a lower lint thread.
The quilting looks great. Is it quieter than the Bailey? I hated the racket it made. The Bailey is somewhere is UPS land on its wayto its new home in Greer, SC. Praying it gets there safely. I sacrificed my foam design wall to cradle it, box inside a box. I find that Glide leaves very little lint. Made in the USA and reasonable price. I wish I could find somewhere other than my basement for the new machine. I keep running around with a tape measure.
According to the latest Nolting Webpage, they now accept Bailey's as trade ins. It is quieter, but still noisy. I am doing the same thing. The only other place I have 14 feet is in the living room and that won't work.
I use Signature thread but have not had that much lint. What kind of batting are you using?
Warm and Natural. I used muslin for the sandwich. I don't think lint is essentially awful. I can clean it out with every bobbin change. I think I actually acquire less on this machine than on the Bailey.
Today's watermarks made me bust out laughing. You are funnier when someone pokes you with a stick, eh?
Very nice! I'm glad you didn't have to wait as long as expected for the Nolting.Mary Ann
With that much lint happening, I suggest you wear a dust mask while working.
What a difference in a few hours practice. Looks great.