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Thread: Change machine needle

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    Member lwests's Avatar
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    I am learning so much on this site. I was having trouble with stitches on a project. Also thread was breaking. Then I remembered reading on here to change the machine needle often. I did and whoope.....problem gone. I am a newbie and love this site. The only bad thing is I spend too much time here...I just can't seem to get enough..lol

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    I Know-whatcha mean!

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    This board is VERY addictive, but also VERY helpful! It's a WIN WIN for me!!

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    Glad you were able to get help. I think all of the members have learned one thing or another from a member of this forum.

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    And remember, the old needle, if you didn't bend it,- can be pounded into the wall to hang a picture on.A client swore by her needles said they would support 10lbs.! Just angle them a little,don't think they would work on plaster, just drywall!

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    A tip I picked up was to change your needle every time you have wound 10 bobbins! Another was an average of every 8 sewing hours, me I change them for every time I quilt a new project or when I feel that I need to :twisted:

    To me there is no set rule, you can after a time feel and hear when you need to change them also where I buy needles they are only 10 for 100 needles, Organ brand which are great so I can be rather frivolous with them :-P

    A thing to remember, as my Machine supplier told me, up to70% of machine problems are caused by needle problems :shock:

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    i need to change my needle more often

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