Time for a Tune-Up
I never knew when I should oil my sewing machine or change my needle because I sometimes sew for hours at a time, multiple days in a row, then follow that by sewing for only an hour every few weeks. So to be sure I maintain my sewing machine at regular intervals, I now wind 10 bobbins and sew, whether in marathon sessions or in sporadic visits. Whenever the 10 bobbins have been used up, I know it's time to clean and oil my machine, put a new needle in, and, of course, wind 10 new bobbins.
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