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Thread: the "2 second needle "

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    Has anyone tried the 1-second needle that has been advertised on television? It seems like a good idea. Sometimes it does take me a while to thread my needles when I hand-quilt. Before I order it I thought I'd ask if any of you had bought them or if they were a scam.

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    Never heard of them.

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    Me either, but that's not saying much...lol

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    Clueless about this.

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    I have wondered about it myself. To me the question would be if it is worth the money.

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    There are a couple of "self threading" needles around. The first one has a "V" shaped notch on the eye end, you just pull a tight piece of thread into the "V" and it pops into the "eye." I use these all the time for burying threads when the quilt is done. I can put both the top and bottom thread in even if they're short by putting the needle into the fabric first, then popping the thread in and 'presto.'

    I've seen ads for a new design of basically the same thing. Only the thread slides into the eye from the side instead of the end.
    Seems like a good thing to me!

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    I was wondering if the open slot would get caught in the batting. On tv it doesn't look like it would. But then everything looks so perfect on those infomercials,don't they?

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    The V needles have been around for years and are nice. I just watched the looked these up, I found one second needle, I would give them a try if they weren't asking 10.00 plus 6.99 shipping for four !!!!

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    I have tried them and they do get caught not only in the batting, but in the fabric fibers as well. The ones that have a V at the top are a lot better, but I find them too thick.

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    To me these are worth every penny and you don't have to keep replacing needles...

    http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponlin...ay.asp?i=13778

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