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Thread: It Never Fails

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    Super Member Buckeye Rose's Avatar
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    I am so sorry you had that problem with the machine! And I know just how painful that can be....it was just a couple months ago that I got my finger in the way and my trusty 6600 jammed that needle down, breaking it into four pieces, three of which ended up in my finger. I was able to pull out one, but had to have one piece surgically cut out (after it got infected) and left a very tiny piece still in there. $1000 in medical bills made that quilt for grandson a very expensive one! You need to keep a close eye on the finger for fever, redness and swelling, all indicators of infection.

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    Oh, you poor thing! I'm sick just thinking about it.

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    I accidentally cut the knuckle of my thumb with a rotary cutter. I bled a lot. I went to Emergency USA where the doctor washed the wound with special disinfectants. Its a good thing when you think about all the chemicals used in making fabrics, and the amount of time the needle has been in use going thru fabrics made in of all sorts of locations. My advice is to avoid infection.

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    Owie!!!! I put a needle through the center of my fingernail last year. It hit the bone and broke off into 3 pieces, which are still there. I am so much more careful now.
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    This makes my fingers hurt just thinking about it! Be sure and watch it for any signs of infection. So sorry you have a booboo and hoping it feels better really soon!

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    If the needle is still usable, REPLACE IT. That one has TASTED BLOOD!!!
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    My stomach is queasy thinking (and picturing) this. Not long after I started quilting, my quilt teacher's teenage daughter had the needle go through her finger through the nail. Years later, every time I think of that it gives me the heeby jeebies and makes my stomach flip. If that ever happens to me (please God, no!) I hope I keep a level head. I'm sorry this happened to you. Too late now, but I wonder if soaking it in Epsom salts or something would have helped with the throbbing.

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    One note on tetanus shots...yes, it's 10 years between boosters, but that's only if you're wound free for that period. If your last shot was over 5 years ago, you'll need a booster to be fully covered.

    Any puncture wound can be extremely dangerous for anyone. They heal from the outside in and seal bacteria inside the wound. Get to a doctor even if you think you're fine.
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    OUCH this hurts to read about! Sorry it happened to you

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    My advice, "don't bleed on the cutwork"--my son and I quote this every time we load up the quilting machine--those ten penny nails (our quilting pins) will get you every time.....

    Your injury made my tummy turn over--I've only witnessed a bad rotary cutter finger slicing once in my quilting career (it was awful, they almost had to hospitalize me, not the injured lady); most of the needle and pin pricks have been pretty minor. DH would have had to take me to the hospital if I had been there helping you....hope you're doing better now.
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