Turkey Tracks: May 11, 2022
Local Peeps: Sewing Machine Repair
I broke the needle threader on my Janome 8900 months ago. We won’t discuss what stupidity occurred to make that happen.
I lived without the threader until suddenly I had a tiny, tiny little loop on the bobbin side of my seams about every 20 stitches.
A quilty friend here told me she had taken her machine over to Mystic Maine Quilts, where the technician fixed it while she waited. MMQ is an authorized Janome dealer.
So I called last Friday—and was told I could bring the machine in Saturday morning by 10 am and wait with it if I liked.
Off I went Saturday morning.
Kevin McMurray is the technician—and he is awesome. In addition to his fixing the machine, we had a nice visit where I learned a lot about my machine.
Kevin had a whole box of Janome 8900 parts. He had a needle threader. He had a new bobbin case (mine was scarred, which probably happened when I broke the needle threader). He had the widget that sits on the rod where the bobbin is threaded.
He cleaned my machine. He rehooked a tiny, tiny spring that had come loose way down on the inside. AND with the repairs and the cleaning, the bill was under $100.
I came home with a machine that is now quieter and is running so smoothly.
MMQ is in Chelsea, Maine, which sits on route 9 between Augusta and Gardner. From Camden, I go out on 17, turn left on route 9 when 17 ends in a ”T,” and go about a mile or so to the shop, which is on the right.
Kevin works two days a week, and it is my understanding that you can make an appointment with him and wait while he fixes your machine.
He repairs all kinds of sewing machines.
5 River Road
Chelsea, Maine 04330