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Thread: Needle change

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    Needle change

    This maybe a silly question but.... How often should I change the needle on my machine?

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    It's not a silly question. Recommended time spent sewing is 8 hours for a needle. Some change with a new project.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    I use titanium coated machine needles and they stay sharp much longer then regular. They pay for themselves.
    Got fabric?

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    I change mine when the break! Seems to be frequent enough for me. Guess I break them more than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Grammy View Post
    It's not a silly question. Recommended time spent sewing is 8 hours for a needle. Some change with a new project.
    I try to remember to change mine with each new project. Needles are cheap & they just sew so much better when they're new. I'm really bad about changing the blades in my rotary cutter, tho... yikes!
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    I have found I am able to "sharpen" my needles and it helps to make them last longer.. other wise I do not change my needles untll I begin to have problems , the needles seem to be sluggish piercing the fabric or they break

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    Every new project unless its a really small project that I don't spend many hours on. If you get popping or poor stitch quality its time to change.

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    As Burchquilts said, needles are cheap so there is no reason not to change them before they get dull.
    Got fabric?

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    With quilting I change it with each new project, with sewing clothing it depends on the size of the project or the thickness of the fabric.

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    I change mine when they break or when they begin to "click" because they've gotten a rough spot on the end of the needle.
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    Rachel

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