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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 02 Apr 2013 20:48 #100496

Thank you all for your responses. I had already invested in those two packs of needles, looked at the spiral type needle, but hesitated spending more money when the ones I had were useless to me. Have never succeeded in threading any without breaking the thread. Carol
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Re: Self Threading needles 02 Apr 2013 20:30 #100495

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I really like the spiral eye needles, too. I do every once in a while have trouble with the little opening in the eye catching on the quilt as I pull it through, but that has happened less frequently as I've used the needles more. I like them a lot better than the Clover needles because I always seem to have trouble with breaking the thread when trying to get it into the Clover eye. But the spiral eye needles are a lot more expensive, so that's a consideration, too.

Nancy
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Re: Self Threading needles 02 Apr 2013 19:57 #100493

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Carol and Margo, I just ordered those needles. I have the Clover ones and break the threads with a fair amount of regularity. The spiral eyes look great.
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Re: Self Threading needles 02 Apr 2013 18:18 #100487

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Self Threading needles 02 Apr 2013 18:08 #100486

Sue Nickels recommends pulling the threads to the back with self threading needles. Thought this was a good idea. I have purchased both Fons and Porter and also Clover self threading needles and have yet to thread one. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions or if there was a big secret to using these things. Thanks Carol
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