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KenmoreGal2

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I know what all of these are!! But, how many should I keep? Are they breakable?

I believe I have 3 of each. 

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As far as attachments go, I am gradually putting together a set for each machine I use regularly.   I hate the idea of having one set and switching them from machine to machine.
And of course there are different styles for different machines so those get their own too.

Breakable?  Bendable maybe.  These are minimal wear items, you'd probably never wear one out.

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Thanks Joe! I use 2 machines all the time and I'll be keeping a complete set of attachments for each machine. I do have a 3rd machine (just like my Avatar) but it's stored away for "just in case". It won't be easy to use that machine because the spool pins are bent badly and they are not the screw in type. So I won't be keeping my extra attachments for that machine. 

I didn't think the ones in the photo were very breakable. I never use them anyway!! 

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Joe - send me an email on what you are looking for. 
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Hi Kenmoregal, I might have a quick fix for that bent spool pin problem.  It is actually not a fix, just a way around it. 
Get a straight water glass, bamboo skewer,steel skewer(with one end curved back on itself as a handle),some play dough and some clear packing tape. I got all the items from the dollar store. 
Place one cup of play dough in bottom of glass.
pierce middle of play dough with bamboo skewer.
Make sure bamboo skewer is firmly set.
Use tape to secure the steel skewer to the outside of the glass with the loop side up.
The steel skewer should be taller than the glass.
To use, drop your thread spool onthe bamboo  spool and bring the thread up to the loop of the steel skewer.
Place the homemade thread spindle at the back of your machine, and thread as directed.

I use this method to eliminate risk of tension problems resulting from gutterman thread on upright spool pins, and coats thread on sideways spools.
I cannot say that it has actually solve real problems, but I am able to use larger spools of thread with this method.
It would put your backup machine into active use.
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KenmoreGal2

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What a great idea. Thanks!
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Joe - send me an email on what you are looking for. 


I'm in such a mess here I have no idea what I need, or really have now.   I doubt this will improve any time soon.

But I'll keep your offer in mind if I find something I do need.

Thanks,
Joe

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