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Thread: Schmetz Quilting Spring Needle

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    Schmetz Quilting Spring Needle

    Has anyone used this needle for FMQ? It is a Schmetz needle..comes in 2 sizes and it has a spring on the shaft. They say that is works like a presser foot. If you have used it or heard of it will you let me know how you liked or disliked it.
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    I had one I used on a White treadle machine. It worked pretty slick. You do have to be aware of your speed so you don't move it too fast causing it to flex and break. On the treadle I didn't have any trouble with speed but I could see a problem on an electric machine. They do work but I would order 2.

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    What would be the purpose of using it?

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    If you don't have a darning foot for your machine or, as in the case with my White treadle no darning/hopping foot was ever made for it, you would use the Schmetz spring needle.

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    Using a spring needle only, without a foot is dangerous. The foot will protect you much more than an open needle. I've used one before, but I don't recommend one unless your specific machine does NOT have a darning/embroidery foot available for purchase. And about 95% of machines have that option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Using a spring needle only, without a foot is dangerous. The foot will protect you much more than an open needle. I've used one before, but I don't recommend one unless your specific machine does NOT have a darning/embroidery foot available for purchase. And about 95% of machines have that option.
    Very true...too much of a chance of sewing into your finger...unless it is your only option, a foot is much better for machine quilting.

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    Thanks everyone for you replies. It sounded so good. Didn't say anything about having to run slow and that it was ideal cause you can see better as there is no pressure foot to block your view. BUT it does make sense to me that it would break easy and I like my eye and want to keep it! So I won't be buying one of those!
    Sandy
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