RitaR Posted November 13, 2013 Report Share Posted November 13, 2013 Peggy, yes, I dip the whole spool, mere minutes before I begin stitching. We keep an old raggy used hand towel, or could use a small thin bathtowel, to set the oil jar and the lid on, then a more absorbant piece of terrycloth on hand, as after I dip the spool, I squeeze it out from the highest part to the lowest, then use the cloth or old wash cloth,. etc to sort of wring it out. Do Not forget to dry out the inside of the spool.. l o l, it does make a mess. When done squeezing it out, oh, 3 or 4 times, I put it on the machine (I do all this from the non-needle end of Penny, on the table) so clean up the mess when I make one, and get the things put away from any quilt areas. I also thread the machine and needle from the front, then let it set on a paper towel folded, so i can see if any oil is seeping down the thread, and go wash my hands real well, soap and hot water, and brush under the nails, also. That is the only worry I have about this, is the possibility of handling a quilt without my hands thoroughly washed. Come to think of it, I have loads of neostat type gloves, I'm going to start using them and just trash the pair and not worry about scrubbing the hands, though I will lightly wash them. Hope this helps, Rita Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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