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Thread: Coloured quilting needles?

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    Hello,

    My mother is an avid quilter. I know nothing about it so thought I might turn to other quilters for this question.

    She has MS and is losing some of her fine motor skills. She does a lot of quilting by hand and is always dropping her needles and finding them in unfortunate places (if she finds them at all).

    Is there such a thing as coloured quilting needles?

    Thank you in advance!!

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    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
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    Can you paint them with red nail polish?

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    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
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    Or you can get an extending magnet from the hardware store, it looks a little like a small flashlite, it works great for finding pins on the carpet.

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    The magnet wand, or the one that extends would probably help pick up the needles. I use mine a great deal for pins and other metal things I drop.

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    I use the same thing. It's a magnetic rod and finds all my needles for me. I love it.

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    Thank you all so much for the advice! I think the magnetic wand is an excellent way to go - I never even thought of that. This way, she wouldn't have to even risk falling out of the chair.

    Thanks again

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