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  1. Needle issue is solved

    by , 03-06-2012 at 05:56 AM
    • I'm happy again...

      Yesterday I finally received my #10 John James needles. They were strong. I like them, although #10 did seem a little large. I may try #11 next time. Perhaps I will give Roxanne's a try.

      The leather thimble was great, except it will be something I'll have to get used to since I quilt with my index finger. I can see where it would work better on the third finger. I did try that, with a finger cot on my index finger and a leather dot on my thumb--worked
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  2. Oh boy, am I disappointed...

    by , 03-05-2012 at 09:56 AM
    On the main board, I started a thread about needles and thimbles. I wanted to ask advice about what other quilters are using. I received a wonderful array of informative posts.

    I had been having a problem with large eye needles. The consensus does not seem to favor them. So, in my quest to secure some good needles, I ordered some #10 Clover quilting needles. During my first endeavor, with three stitches on the needle, it broke in half. Fortunately I found the pointed end, removed the ...
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