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Thread: Needles-Does the brand matter?

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    Super Member chuckbere15's Avatar
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    Does it matter who makes the needles? I put in a needle (not sure if it was a Singer) into my Singer and now the needle threader does not work. I switch to a singer needle and no luck. And with my eyes, even with the bifocals, I cannot see the hole to thread the machine. I have to take the needle out and thread. I guess I will have to take it in to get it fixed. And I know when I'm there he will try to up sell me, and I know I will have to leave my credit card home, because I really want a machine with a bigger throat, self cutter, and the auto notter. The Janome MC6600, if anyone is feeLing generous. LOL

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    I received 100 Organ sewing machine needles with my Juki and I find they work very well. Had always used Schmetz before which was always available at JoAnns.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbere15
    Does it matter who makes the needles? I put in a needle (not sure if it was a Singer) into my Singer and now the needle threader does not work. I switch to a singer needle and no luck. And with my eyes, even with the bifocals, I cannot see the hole to thread the machine. I have to take the needle out and thread. I guess I will have to take it in to get it fixed. And I know when I'm there he will try to up sell me, and I know I will have to leave my credit card home, because I really want a machine with a bigger throat, self cutter, and the auto notter. The Janome MC6600, if anyone is feeLing generous. LOL

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    Can't tell you about the type of needle but if you hold a small piece of white paper behind the needle you can see the needle eye more easily. :)

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    Chuck - go ahead and get the 6600P - it's worth every penny. I know, I have had mine for 4+ years. I was able to quilt a queen-size quilt on it, but it was a bit tough on me. I'd really like the HandiQuilter Avante 18 mid-arm set-up for quilting. Since I don't think that's going to happen any time soon, the Janome is a great machine!

    As for the needle problem, make sure you have seated the needle in the holder all the way up. The auto-threader won't work if it can't get that little hookey thing into the eye of the needle. I stopped using the threader long time ago. I have a needle threader designed for sergers that I love to use when I need a threader. That is usually right before I figure out it's time for bed!

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    My Elna prefers Schmetz needles only - hates Singers. My vintage Singer will sew with a Schmetz, but will FMQ only with a Singer needle.

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    that is a great info thanks

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    every machine is different, i find the organ titanium needles work best for me. i have a babylock. don't use a needle sharpener. they can shorten the needle and lead to problems.

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    I put a dab of old fashioned correction fluid behind my needle. That way I can see where the hole is, and use a pair of tweezers to grab the thread behind it.

    And when I'm tired my eyes are too, so keep a magnifying glass on a long handle handy to the sewing machine to thread needles.

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    also the threader will not work on small size needles,the hole is too szmall for the hook to go thru.
    they make wire needle threaders,a little pricey but worth it,they sell them at joanne's
    dar

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbere15
    Does it matter who makes the needles? I put in a needle (not sure if it was a Singer) into my Singer and now the needle threader does not work. I switch to a singer needle and no luck. And with my eyes, even with the bifocals, I cannot see the hole to thread the machine. I have to take the needle out and thread. I guess I will have to take it in to get it fixed. And I know when I'm there he will try to up sell me, and I know I will have to leave my credit card home, because I really want a machine with a bigger throat, self cutter, and the auto notter. The Janome MC6600, if anyone is feeLing generous. LOL
    i had a simular problem, turned (thanks to DH for cking it out for me and seeing the problem, as i am semi visually impaired) and it turned out that u had the needle slightly turned and was not lined up properly.

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