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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Self Threading needles

Re: Self Threading needles 13 Apr 2013 15:47 #101459

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I have no problem with Bottom Line breaking with the spiral eye needles. I just lost one this week somewhere in my quilt studio, or quilt perhaps. I'll probably find it, but I hope it isn't the hard way that is accompanied by blood. :(

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Re: Self Threading needles 04 Apr 2013 18:05 #100662

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Rosemary...very funny!
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Re: Self Threading needles 04 Apr 2013 08:29 #100620

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makesgeese wrote:
I took a machine quilting class with David Taylor, who shared his opinion of "self threading" needles. David said they do not work! The first time he used one he had the needle in one hand and the thread in the other and watched and waited...and watched and waited...and watched and waited...nothing happened. The needle did not self thread! Now just picture that sweet faced TQS favorite telling this story. We are all sitting there, listening intently waiting to pick up every word if advice this award wining quilter is going to share with us and this is how starts the class! It was funny...very funny!
Seriously, David uses self threading needles all the time and hand knots and buries every start and stop thread. I guess that is how you win the ribbons.
I have the best luck with clover self threading needles but when I used bottom line thread it did break on me. Alot.

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Re: Self Threading needles 03 Apr 2013 16:52 #100581

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The spiral eye needle looks interesting. I use the self threading needle all the time and have the same problems as mentioned in other posts when I use a thread that is not very strong

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Re: Self Threading needles 03 Apr 2013 15:15 #100574

makesgeese wrote:
I took a machine quilting class with David Taylor, who shared his opinion of "self threading" needles. David said they do not work! The first time he used one he had the needle in one hand and the thread in the other and watched and waited...and watched and waited...and watched and waited...nothing happened. The needle did not self thread! Now just picture that sweet faced TQS favorite telling this story. We are all sitting there, listening intently waiting to pick up every word if advice this award wining quilter is going to share with us and this is how starts the class! It was funny...very funny!
Seriously, David uses self threading needles all the time and hand knots and buries every start and stop thread. I guess that is how you win the ribbons.
I have the best luck with clover self threading needles but when I used bottom line thread it did break on me. Alot.

Barbara
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Self Threading needles 03 Apr 2013 14:42 #100570

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:lol: :lol: Bottomline would probably work, most of the time, with the Clovers, but how many times are we quilting the top layer with a thread that thin?

David is such a master. I'd never have the patience for what he does.
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Re: Self Threading needles 03 Apr 2013 14:34 #100569

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I took a machine quilting class with David Taylor, who shared his opinion of "self threading" needles. David said they do not work! The first time he used one he had the needle in one hand and the thread in the other and watched and waited...and watched and waited...and watched and waited...nothing happened. The needle did not self thread! Now just picture that sweet faced TQS favorite telling this story. We are all sitting there, listening intently waiting to pick up every word if advice this award wining quilter is going to share with us and this is how starts the class! It was funny...very funny!
Seriously, David uses self threading needles all the time and hand knots and buries every start and stop thread. I guess that is how you win the ribbons.
I have the best luck with clover self threading needles but when I used bottom line thread it did break on me. Alot.

Barbara
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Re: Self Threading needles 03 Apr 2013 09:57 #100539

I'll put that one (spiraleye) on my list of things to buy on my next visit to the USA - so many things we can't find in my part of the world.
I use the Fons&Porter one, but tends to shred the thread a little.
Thanks for the tips.

Andrée
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Re: Self Threading needles 03 Apr 2013 09:23 #100534

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(It's still there!) :D


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That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Re: Self Threading needles 03 Apr 2013 09:16 #100533

:lol: :lol: :lol: with my luck it would be withheld by customs. Although I did manage to send one from here to Tennessee without a problem. 8) Mind you, I didn't realize I had left it in the item. :roll:
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Re: Self Threading needles 03 Apr 2013 08:49 #100528

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Reetzbobeetz wrote:
What a great invention! But we can't get them here. :( And the postage would probably be totally silly. We can get the easy thread needles but they do shred a lot and for some reason they disappear from my pin cushion faster than any other needle. Where do they go? Wendy? Are they under your bed? :lol:

Maybe we could stick some in the mug rugs :D
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Re: Self Threading needles 03 Apr 2013 05:19 #100513

Carol
The Spiral Eye needles thread completely differently than the self-threading needles.
In my opinion they are well worth the investment and will solve the thread breaking issue.

Teri
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Re: Self Threading needles 03 Apr 2013 04:58 #100512

What a great invention! But we can't get them here. :( And the postage would probably be totally silly. We can get the easy thread needles but they do shred a lot and for some reason they disappear from my pin cushion faster than any other needle. Where do they go? Wendy? Are they under your bed? :lol:
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Re: Self Threading needles 03 Apr 2013 04:15 #100509

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I love these needles, hope we can get them in the UK someday.
I have the other sort and they are OK but sometimes the thread gets shredded
Anne
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