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Went to my sewing room with wonderful intensions. I have an invitation to a baby shower and had purchased some wonderful flannel to make receiving blankets. The baby is a girl so of course I got a lot of pink and pastel colors for the blankets. I love the feel of flannel and like working with it. Started to do some fancy edge sewing and my machine jammed, then jammed again and again. I rethreaded and tried making adjustments to no avail. I have to admit I did drop my foot screw into the bobbin hole. I tried and tried to get it out but it just won't come. That was about 6 months ago and I have been using it since without problems. I think it has just decided enough is enough. Now I have to find someone to fix it. Does anyone out there know of a good machine repair shop? I have a Singer and I live not to far away from Canton, Ohio. I would be really grateful for any suggestions. I just hate to drop it off anywhere without someone's recommendation.

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Comment by Dorothy I. Dishman on June 18, 2014 at 1:14pm

you might try the vacuum cleaner / smallest attachment..I tape part of the hole closed to increase the airflow to pick up a small area or particle.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on June 13, 2014 at 10:21am

You're welcome, Cindee.  And you can ignore my message too because I responded and gave you the info all over again and then I read this message and realized that you already have it!!! It's all OK!

Comment by cinderella pisani on June 13, 2014 at 8:27am

Carol, thanks for the information. Ignore my other message. I read that first. Thanks for the website. It's all I need.

Comment by Carolyn Schnapp on June 13, 2014 at 7:03am

Try changing to a new sharp needle and if you're working with the edges uses a stabilizer behind it to give it some stiffness.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on June 12, 2014 at 8:39pm

I live in New Philadelphia and I haven't had a good relationship with the only repair shop here.  I don't know of anyone in Canton, although there certainly may be someone.  Material Girl in Dover did not have their own repairman but had Dennis from Somewhere Sewing in Millersburg come in from time to time for repairs, cleaning, etc.  Material Girl is closing but I'm glad I had a chance to meet him there.  My husband and I have gone to Dennis' shop and found him to be helpful and honest.  He cleaned and serviced my Janome and had me sit with him so I could learn to do it myself next time!   They sell Babylock and Brother but he will work on other models.  Good luck to you.  Here's Somewhere Sewing's website    http://www.somewheresewing.com/about.html

Comment by B J Elder/WA on June 12, 2014 at 5:32pm

Hope it is sewing better soon - no fun when our machines are not up to par.

Comment by Kay G. on June 12, 2014 at 5:24pm

What about a pair of pliers and try picking the screw out with them?   Or maybe turning the machine upside down and gently shaking it?   Or is there anyway to remove your throat plate?  I can mine so maybe you can on yours too.  Mine is a Janome.  But I've had Singers.

Comment by cinderella pisani on June 12, 2014 at 4:36pm

Will definitely try both suggestions. Thanks so much. Keep the suggestions coming, please.

Comment by ranchmom/OR on June 12, 2014 at 4:20pm

These is probably a dumb question but did you try a new needle?  I have had the wrong size needle and my machine would get tread jams.

Comment by cinderella pisani on June 12, 2014 at 2:59pm

Was concerned about using a magnet because the machine is computerized. Will I wipe out information with a magnet?

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