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Thread: how often do you change your needle when piecing quilt tops?

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    Is there some rule regarding this?

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    I think the "rule" is every 8 hours, I changed when I see the need

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    when it breaks or i can hear it popping through fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by renda
    Is there some rule regarding this?
    I wouldn't say there is a specific rule, but I change mine whenever I start having issues; usually the first thing I do if I start with the thread breaking or any other problem.

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    I use a new needle with every new large project. I wouldn't change a needle every tablerunner,placemat, but with every lap sized or larger quilt. I also change needles from piecing to quilting as well.

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    Like my rotary blade, probably not often enough, until there is an obvious problem :roll: :D:D:D

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    When it breaks!! And it hardly ever does.

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    When I feel I really need to, which is not often enough. :-D

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    I change at least every 6 hours of sewing time, or sometimes less....avoids many problems!

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    I can tell the difference in sound on the machine when the needle gets dull (I just heard that sound again). So time to change the needle.

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