Sewing machine savvy

May 1st, 2019

Maintenance—and knowing your machine—means less downtime It’s human nature. Even the best-intentioned person doesn’t always floss his or her teeth daily. And, as it turns out, not all fabricators read the instruction manuals for their sewing machines. Or take the time to keep up with the machine’s maintenance needs. The sewing machine is the heart […]

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Tools, Tips and Tricks

March 1st, 2019

The Tools, Tricks and Tips competition at the 2019 MFA conference had no shortage of good ideas. David Huntington of River Custom Canvas was the first-place Don Racine Award winner for his Redesigned Button Die tip. He received a complimentary full registration for the 2020 MFA Conference in Daytona Beach, Fla. Mike Peterson, SugarHouse Awning, […]

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High-Performance Sewing Machines

March 1st, 2017

Every trade has its tools, and marine fabrication is no exception. A critically important tool of marine fabrication is the sewing machine. Regardless of the brand, a sewing machine has to be durable, reliable and easily maintained, because it is, after all, the workhorse of a productive shop. Purchasing a professional-grade sewing machine, however, is […]

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