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Thread: My can't quilt without tool.

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    Senior Member Gannyrosie's Avatar
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    Red face My can't quilt without tool.

    I love to hand quilt, but I hate pulling the needle out. So one day I glanced at my jewelry making tools,and said, hey! I know what I can use to make this easier, and it has. My round needle nose pliers. Now I can load 8-9 stitches and not worry about trying to pull it out. It has made my quilting faster and easier. But I see I need to add more tape to the nose's to not damage to needle.
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    Even regular long nosed pliers will work.....don't have to be jewelry making quality. The cheapest ones at local Ace hardware store

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    Oh, your stitches are so uniform and pretty!
    Why do I keep trying to find the "like" button?

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    ​Looking good! A big rubber elastic from the broccoli will also help to grip the needle to pull it through when loaded with stitches.

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    I push the needle as far as I can with a thimble and use a piece of a latex glove to grip the needle and pull it through. Like Tartan said the elastic from broccoli would work too. You just need the "grippyness" of the rubber.

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    I was so impressed by your beautiful stitches it took me a minute to even look at the pliers.
    ~Kala

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    8-9 stitches you are good

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    Impressive stitches! Wow!

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    I have a pair of forceps like a doctor uses to stitch up a patient. I don't remember where I got them but it was through a quilt contact. They do come in handy sometimes. They are much smaller and lighter weight than your pliers but what ever works.

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    What a great idea! I will have to get a pair of needle nose pliers to help with hand quilting. Arthritis is taking a lot of grip from my hands.
    Sherri

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