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Thread: I think I had an epiphany

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    Senior Member mermaid's Avatar
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    Basting 3 quilt layers together this a.m...having difficulty with my needle, and suddenly a bubble popped in my brain (figuratively). Tho't "why not?" Has anyone else used the curved needles for 'sandwiching'? And why didn't you tell me about this method? I'm having a pout about being left in the dark!
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    2 different sizes of needle--aren't they used for upholstery? Well, a quilt upholsters a bed..in a manner of speaking!

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    great idea! never thought of that before.

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    I say whatever works...

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    curved quilting needles.... I use them for basting in the floss when I tye a quilt. I like the large eye on them so I can see to thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanycats
    curved quilting needles.... I use them for basting in the floss when I tye a quilt.
    Me, too. It goes really, really quickly using the curved needle.

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    I actually thought about this a few days ago while sitting in my quilting room wishing I could sew. I had rotator cuff repair on my left shoulder earlier this month and it is totally immobilized (except for passive exercises) for another couple of weeks. I have a top finished and I think I will try basting it with a curved needle.

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    Use whatever works, I have not tried this.

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    I use them all the time to hide thread ends on my long arm.

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    I used curved needles when I thread basted but have since switched to pin or spray basting.

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