Have you cleaned your Wheels?

What? What wheels? Do sewing machines have wheels?

I know you’re asking!

If you’ve ever sewn with me or taken a class from me, or followed my blog for awhile, you KNOW that I will often tell you to clean the lint from your bobbin case! If there’s a problem, it’s one of the first things you should do. Get rid of the lint!

But wheels?

Yup, wheels!

Years ago, I bought a rolling chair from a quilt store that was closing … the other day, my husband was sitting in the chair and realized that the wheels were not moving smoothly! I think I never noticed it because I’m too busy sewing or quilting.

He took the chair out to the garage and called me in to take a look at the wheels. Look at all the thread!

Well, I helped to pull some of the threads out … using a seam ripper and tweezers. Hubby ended up taking some of the wheels apart to get thread that was in the shaft (?) … I think that’s what he called it. He said if I talk about it on my blog to tell you that if it’s really bad – it might be worth just buying new wheels.

Here’s a picture of all the thread … and some wool that came out of the wheels. I know I’ve never had wool scraps in my sewing room, so some of it must have gotten twisted around before I even bought the chair.

My wheels are now clean and oiled and my chair rolls very easily!

So, my Friday Finish (with the help of my husband!) is clean wheels!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 
Gail :

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18 thoughts on “Have you cleaned your Wheels?

  1. Oh my! That is quite the collection! I have an IKEA chair that drives me nuts….it acts like it is all bound up, but their safety precaution makes the chair only roll if you are sitting on it…how annoying. You two made a good team getting those wheels back in order!


  2. Well! You can bet I’m going to check my chair . . . and very soon. Holy moly! That’s a lot of thread. I’ll bet you inherited a bit of that from the quilt shop. Yowza. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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