by shirley124 08 Nov 2018

These photos were posted on my local Sewing Stores Facebook page today.

A good warning not to have your threads coming off reels near the wheel of your machine.

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by vickiannette 10 Nov 2018

thank you for the warning, probably could happen quite easily

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shirley124 by shirley124 10 Nov 2018

I guess it could if you were not watching.

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by tachau 09 Nov 2018

I never minced leek with my embroidery machine!!

j'ai déjà eu ce problème mais je m'en suis aperçu rapidement

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shirley124 by shirley124 09 Nov 2018

Ha Ha

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by babash 09 Nov 2018

Seeing that there are 2 different thread colours you would think you would notice it happening after the first spool of thread ran out and you haven't sewn anything.
I have had my machine eat my fabric but never the thread LOL

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shirley124 by shirley124 09 Nov 2018

I know embroidery machines are hungry but I also did not think you could get a mess like this without knowing.

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by zoefzoef 09 Nov 2018

Oh dear, what a mess. Hope it cleaned completely now

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shirley124 by shirley124 09 Nov 2018

I am sure he has done a good job of cleaning it out.

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by dragonflyer 09 Nov 2018

I have had this happen to me with metallic thread....fortunately, I was able to pull off the wheel and clear the tangle...

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shirley124 by shirley124 09 Nov 2018

You were lucky.

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by lbrow 09 Nov 2018

Has happened to me but never ever like that. I noticed immediately and cleaned it out myself. Yes, I was using a thread stand by the machine.

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shirley124 by shirley124 09 Nov 2018

You were lucky.

topcat5 by topcat5 09 Nov 2018

And don't they tell you to place the thread stand on the right side of the machine???? I'd love to see what she (or he) was sewing.

shirley124 by shirley124 09 Nov 2018

It would be interesting.

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by sewdeb 09 Nov 2018

Wow! What a mess. I can't imagine not noticing this happening. Thanks for posting the warning!

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shirley124 by shirley124 09 Nov 2018

One would think you would know something was not right.

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by jowat 09 Nov 2018

I used to work in a store which did sewing machine repairs and it is surprising how often a machine would come in with this problem. The thread accumulates very quickly when the machine is running even if you notice quite soon what is happening, though not as much as in the picture.

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shirley124 by shirley124 edited 09 Nov 2018

Yes I also used to work in a sewing store. The boss would often show me things like this. One lady refused to pay to have thread taken out from around the wheel as the chap that sold her the machine said it was guaranteed for things like this. Under the bobbin plate was another bad area.

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by sebsews 09 Nov 2018

What!!! I can't imagine this was not noticed.

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shirley124 by shirley124 09 Nov 2018

One would think you would realise something was wrong before it got to this state.

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by pennifold 09 Nov 2018

That is amazing! I would have thought that the person sewing would have noticed the machine making a funny noise! Love Chris

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shirley124 by shirley124 09 Nov 2018

One would think so Chris. Perhaps the sewer was a little deaf.

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by airyfairy 09 Nov 2018

Oh my goodness - what a mess

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shirley124 by shirley124 edited 09 Nov 2018

Sure looks a mess..

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by stock 08 Nov 2018

Its happened to me when using the large spools on a stand don't notice till the sound is funny, the brother emb. machines, you can just pull the wheel cover off, thank goodness...wendy

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shirley124 by shirley124 09 Nov 2018

You were lucky you could clean it out yourself.

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by noah 08 Nov 2018

oh my i better smarten up lol

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shirley124 by shirley124 09 Nov 2018

My yes. Don’t let this happen to you. Hugs

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by crafter2243 Moderator 08 Nov 2018

Oh my goodness. What a mess. Good advise to keeping threads far away from the wheel.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 09 Nov 2018

Sorry Angie, I have just noticed that I have written the same

crafter2243 by crafter2243 09 Nov 2018

Ha, ha be my guest.

shirley124 by shirley124 09 Nov 2018

Sure was a mess. Glad it was not my machine.

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