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Thread: needles is it just me?

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    needles is it just me?

    is it me or do your needles bend when you sew on the binding on the back/front. i just finished one and i ended with a very curved little needle.was just wondering if this has happened to others.
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    No, I use John James embroidery needles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM View Post
    No, I use John James embroidery needles.
    So do I. I've never bent a needle sewing on binding; but the very thin needles that I use with silk thread for appliqué are very curved in no time. I end up curving every one of those needles.

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    Yes, it has happened to me...have even broke needles while hand stitching...I don't think brand of needles makes a different, I have broke many different brands, including John James.

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    It has happened to me occasionally with smaller/thinner needles. I like a thin needle because it goes through the fabric easier and is easier to pull through several layers of fabric.

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    Yes this happens to me! I use small thin needles!

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    I like John James straw needles for appliqué, but I found that Roxanne straw needles seem to be sturdier and thicker, so that's what I use when i start getting curves.

    How many layers are you trying to sew through?

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    can't say as i've ever bent them. but i don't do that much applique and have started doing my bindings by machine.
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    I have found that I have gradually bent a lot of different needles, not so much with the John James and I have used the one in particular a whole lot. Here I thought I was stronger than I thought to bend the needle, must be lots of strong ladies around, that is great.

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    I tried Klasse' (1st time) needles on the quilt that I finished yesterday and not only did they bend they also broke (3 of them to be exact). I have never had this problem with other brands.
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