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| Posted by April Henry

Vinegar Catastrophe (Mostly) Avoided

Well, you all know about my catastrophe regarding the Bernina sewing machine... Well, it feels like a miracle! Carmon rejuvenated the vinegar-Bernina to "almost" the condition it was before. Using a dremmel tool with a buffing and polishing attachment and he was able to take what would have been a totally ruined machine and make it shiny again!  We still would NEVER recommend vinegar, but at least the Bernina 830 wasn't destroyed. Before and After I didn't take any photos of the corrosion or rust (just couldn't bring myself to photograph it all, but now I think that perhaps I...


| Posted by April Henry

Warning Against Vinegar

In doing extensive research to try and rid an expensive Bernina sewing machine of an absolutely horrid cigarette smell (that we found at an estate sale), it was advised that we seal it up placing a cup of ammonia or white vinegar inside the case overnight. We did this. First, we tried the ammonia and it helped somewhat. Then a few days later we tried the white vinegar. People. Take this as a bit of caution, warning, or for whatever it is worth. DO NOT EVER use vinegar. What was a nice shiny barely used machine, now is PITTED from...


| Posted by April Henry

The Perfect Green

While I don't care for all painted Featherweights, I will say that I completely support it if they are the right color. This, my friends, is the epitome of Jade-ite Green. I love it. A customer/Stitchery Friend e-mailed it to me as his new acquisition and I about fell out of my chair with jade-ite green envy.This is not mint green. This is JADE-ITE Green. You know the kind ~ Anchor Hocking Fire-King Restaurant Ware Jade-ite Green.  Not that this post is anything about Restaurant Ware - it isn't... it's about the Jade-Ite Green Featherweight.... I totally love it. Thanks...