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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I don't use a hoop either- more like the pioneer women. LOL!
    some days I feel like a pioneer woman about 150 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany
    I love reading how many of you also lap quilt. I swear the gals in my guild act like I'm performing some magic act by not using a frame or a hoop. :lol:
    Yeah, I kind of get the same response. My friends just look at me and shake their heads.....then compliment me on my small stitches :lol: :lol: :lol:
    I made a sun bonnet and my neighbor insisted that there wasn't anyway it was all done by hand the stitches were TOO small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach
    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I don't use a hoop either- more like the pioneer women. LOL!
    some days I feel like a pioneer woman about 150 years old.
    LOL - me too!

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    Has anyone tried the side-thread needles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skjquiltnut
    Has anyone tried the side-thread needles?
    They're wonderful for regular sewing but I haven't used any for quilting. The ones I had were much too big for quilting :-D

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    I think they have a self thread needle or something like that but I have never tried them.

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    I haven't bent mine yet, but I haven't done a lot of hand-quilting lately.

    I did find a friend's needle at a house. I asked her if she had either bent a straight needle or straighted a curved one...


    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    It seems that I'm bending every single needle I use. One afternoon of quilting and its time for a new one. I don't remember what brand these are but I got them at Michaels. Is there a brand that won't bend?

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    seems like such a good idea, hope the needles come in sizes, like Roxanne's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skjquiltnut
    Has anyone tried the side-thread needles?
    A wonderful gal just sent me a couple and I love how easy it is to bury knots when machine quilting. It saved me a ton of time, not to mention it saved my fingers from wear and tear. Gotta love that! I haven't tried it yet for hand quilting so we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
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    I bent one last night so badly that it looked like a "c"...and I was only trying to thread it :oops:
    LOL...did hubby tick you off?

    I was thinking maybe you need a 'shorter' needle, instead of longer. I've never had this problem. I guess us meeces don't put a lot of muscle...oh yeah...my needle is magic...there's the difference :lol:
    Very funny!~~ Magic needle....it isn't the muscle...its the bad eyesight...got any magic eyeballs???



    :lol: :lol:
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    well if you count coke bottle eyeglasses? lol!
    now pins? I bend them constantly! I have a bio-hazard container I bend so many:roll:

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