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flutterbyhats Posted: Tue, May 8 2012 10:25 AM

Attach a self sticking magnetic strip to your sewing machine. You can use it to hold your small scissors or use when removing pins without crowding your sewing area with a pin holder.

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flutterbyhats:

Attach a self sticking magnetic strip to your sewing machine. You can use it to hold your small scissors or use when removing pins without crowding your sewing area with a pin holder.

Cool idea! Very clever.


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CarolAnne replied on Tue, May 8 2012 10:33 AM

Does the magnetic strip affect sewing machines that are computerized? Just wondering.

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Joy replied on Tue, May 8 2012 10:42 AM

Great idea Flutterbyhats! I am constantly loosing my scissors!

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CarolAnne:

Does the magnetic strip affect sewing machines that are computerized? Just wondering.

Carol Anne

Carol Anne, good question.  I had always thought you couldn't put magnets on your computer but  in a computer column recently this question was addressed and it said there is no problem with magnets on computers.


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Barbara replied on Tue, May 8 2012 10:47 AM

Judy thanks for that info ,I have been trying really hard to keep my pin holder away form machine ,because some said a long time ago in one of these threads,that magnets would harm the computer in machines .  Makes it difficult when you have to use pins. Barbara

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CarolAnne replied on Tue, May 8 2012 10:53 AM

Thank you, Judy!

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Vivian replied on Tue, May 8 2012 10:57 AM

I checked with Husquevarna and they said that the computers and electronics in the new machines are solid state and not affected by magnets.  You may want to check the tech departments for your individual machine makes. 

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gini replied on Tue, May 8 2012 11:57 AM

i have an old viking, designer 1 and was told not to put magnets by it,  but they could have changed their minds. 

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Vivian replied on Tue, May 8 2012 11:59 AM

Of course, the age of your machine will make a difference.  I have always put my magnet pin dish by my machine and haven't had any issues.  older one may have different requirments.

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Lola B replied on Tue, May 8 2012 12:55 PM

My sisters both have Viking machines, about 2 years old. and my daughter a Brother.  They checked and both manufacturers/dealers said it would be wise to keep magnets at least a foot away from the machine.  i saw a cute pin holder that was on a wristband that would work well for corralling the pins while you are sewing.

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Lola B:
My sisters both have Viking machines, about 2 years old. and my daughter a Brother.  They checked and both manufacturers/dealers said it would be wise to keep magnets at least a foot away from the machine. 

Lola, thanks for the information. Makes me wonder if I've been putting my 2 year old Viking at risk by having my magnetic pin holder sitting next to my machine.  I just called my own dealer who said "Don't think it's a problem".  So, who to believe?  I guess bottom line is, if you're concerned, keep the magnets away from your machine.

 


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Mary789 replied on Tue, May 8 2012 2:41 PM

Thanks for this very good advice; that is such a costly repair.

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Kris replied on Tue, May 8 2012 11:57 PM

gini:

i have an old viking, designer 1 and was told not to put magnets by it,  but they could have changed their minds. 

Gini,

older machines, like most computers, probably have magnetic hard drives that can be damaged by magnets. IF your machine has a solid state hard drive it will not be affected by magnets. 

In this case I would err on the side of caution and be careful with magnetic items. 

 

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