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Thread: Frustration Repellent for the Absent-Minded

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    Super Member CoyoteQuilts's Avatar
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    I stopped worring about this when I discovered topstitch needles! If it sews I use it .....

    Another idea is to coordinate a drop of nail polish with certain sizes and put a drop on the top of the shank just below the screw that holds it in the machine....

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    I bought a tomato pin cushion and with marker wrote the needle sized in each tomato "section" so I always know where my different needles are. I even have a section for my machine embroidery needles.
    Proud grandma of Coast Guard grandson and Air Force granddaughter!

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    I use a sticky note taped to the front of my machine with needle size and date installed. Now I know at a glance how long I've sewn with the same needle and size.
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    These hints domake since, I will have to adopt one or play with it.
    Let God be your quilt and wrap you in His loving care.

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    I am bad..I change my needle when it breaks.....I really don't pay any attention to what needle I am using...Guess I've been lucky till now

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    I use a Post it Note on my Bernina 640. It's my multi purpose machine and the needles get changed for different projects before they are worn out. That way I know if the one in machine is what I need for specific project and if not then I know which case to put it back into.
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    I guess I'm not very attentive to the needle needs of my machine. When the thread breaks repeatedly, and nothing else explains the problem, I change the needle. That usually does the trick!

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    I have made 2 "mini quilts" 6 inches square...I even bound them but you wouldn't need to. They are quilted through the middles in each direction and then corner to corner both ways which divides them into 8 sections. I labeled them. One is for my more basic needles, and the other for the specialty needles. And as someone else does, I use a colored pin in the section of the needle I have in my machine. Lots of great ideas here!

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    Good idea but I need to create a guide sheet / cheat sheet to remember all that stuff.... needless to say I haven't done it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    I am bad..I change my needle when it breaks.....I really don't pay any attention to what needle I am using...Guess I've been lucky till now
    I confess to having the same attitude....perhaps some day we will see the error of our ways..
    I did order some Titanium needles, so I'll see how long they last, before I break it doing something stupid..

    Looked into your Etsy site..Love those bow tucks..Good job!

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