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Thread: 1 second needles

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    I ran across the "1 second needles" in WalMart the other day in their as seen on TV section. Do they actually work, or more to the point, would they get hung up in the quilt batting? I started to buy some. The $10 was worth the time I spend trying to find that little hole sometimes late at night when I'm trying to finish a quilt.Has anyone bought them yet?

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    If you're talking about the needles that you just pop the thread through the end of instead of threading it, I have tried them. Can't think what they are called exactly but I have some from Singer that I got at Walmart. I used them for burying thread tails when I'm doing long arm quilting and have had no problem with them catching, un-threading or pulling batting through to the top. They have helped me become a better quilter...love 'em!

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    Do you mean "cheater needles"?

    There are two kinds that I know of. One has an S curve as the eye. The other has a double eye with the one at the top end having a slit in it that you "pop" the thread through to get it into the eye. I have the "pop" kind (cause I could not find the S curve kind).

    I've used them to bury threads into the batting after quilting and I've never had a problem with them getting caught up in the quilt or the batting. They are indispensable where you have a short amount of thread that prevents you from threading the needle in the conventional manner and still manage to make a stitch.

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    Never tried them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    If you're talking about the needles that you just pop the thread through the end of instead of threading it, I have tried them. Can't think what they are called exactly but I have some from Singer that I got at Walmart. I used them for burying thread tails when I'm doing long arm quilting and have had no problem with them catching, un-threading or pulling batting through to the top. They have helped me become a better quilter...love 'em!
    Sounds like a good investment ....I'll be going to WalMart soon :-D

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    You do need to wear a thimble, or have a callous on your finger though, otherwise they are likely to make you sore.

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    hmmm, guess I should look these up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xstitshmom
    hmmm, guess I should look these up!
    Me too.

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    I have self threading needles that were about $5 for 3 or 4 dozen. I think the 1-second needles are too expensive.

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    I think the ones with the "S" curve have the split for threading on the side which might catch on both the fabric and the batting. Those are the type that are being advertised on TV right now. I'm not buying those... but, the older type that has the slit for threading at the back end of the needle seem to work great for burying threads. The ones I've used also come unthreaded easily too so I don't use them to actually quilt.

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