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Thread: Double Eye Needles for quilting on a machine

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    I was reading through the list of classes that are being offered at the sewingexpo in october this year, and I read about using a double eye sewing machine needle...has anyone used these needles in their machinie? I would love to see some pictures or read some comments about your experience. I cannot imagine trying to thread these new needles..

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    It sounds like a painful thing. I never knew that a double eye needle existed.

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    never heard of it, i've used two threads before but only one eye :shock:
    eta, and i've used a double needle

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    They usually send at least one "double needle" sample in the newer machines. (At least all the ones I've bought) You can get them at any store that sells regular machine needles. They also send an extra spool pin for the second spool of thread with threading directions.

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    well, I guess I had better take the class...I am sooooo curious! I love new sewing techniques and gadgets!

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    After reading about them I immediately went online, but I cannot figure out why you would use it, or how it would look on the material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinsburgQuilter
    After reading about them I immediately went online, but I cannot figure out why you would use it, or how it would look on the material.
    http://schmetzneedles.blogspot.com/2...-dare-you.html

    It looks interesting..

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    Ah, now I see what they are getting at. I've done exactly the same thing, but putting both threads through the same eye. You do need a larger eyed needle to allow for the two thicknesses of thread and I always make sure that the spools are going in opposite directions on the top of my machine, so they don't get tangled up. After that, go fairly slowly.

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    I'm intrigued by this... may have to try it :D I understand the thread coming off in opposite directions, but what about the rest of the threading? no issues running 2 threads through the tensioner etc?

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    That is cool, love the look ;)

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