When I first got my longarm machine, I spent a week at Longarm University and signed up for as many classes as possible. It was a great experience, and I learned a LOT. There were three classes on machine maintenance by three instructors, and I attended every class. I learned such gems as:
- Never use a brush to clean out your bobbin lint; always blow it out with your breath. And:
- Never use your breath to clean out your bobbin case; use canned air. And, of course,
- Never use canned air, always use a brush.
What’s a newbie to do? Advice like this can be very disheartening for a beginner. Just be aware that everyone has little ‘good luck charms’ that seemed to work for them in the past, and so they stick to them. Take the advice with a grain of salt, and remember it is okay to try something else if that doesn’t work for you.
What conflicting ‘rules’ have you heard?