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Thread: Spiral Eye Needles - has any one tried these

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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    I just purchased one, just arrived a couple of days ago, and haven't tried it yet. I bought it for burying threads when I longarm quilt. I've been using the other style of self-threading needles, with a notch in the top of the needle, and I've found that the thread sometimes shreds with those, so I'm hoping the spiral eye needle will work better.

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    i bought some, too. the lady who makes them lives a short drive down the highway from here. i agree with the other posters that they are too thick and the points are not sharp. i do use them for burying threads, though. i find them better than the ones that have the opening on the end only.
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    same here.
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    I also tried these. I love them for burying threads in the quilt. I don't love them for regular sewing. I tried them for a binding. I found that they would occasionally catch on the threads of the fabric and pull them. While it didn't happen with every stitch, it bothered me enough to go back to a regular needle. I think the issue may have been the angle at which I was using the needle.

    For pulling threads into the quilt for burying they were fine with an occasional pull on the batting. But given how many threads I had to bury, it sure saved me a lot of time and effort.

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    I too use them only for buring threads. As stated they are too thick and not sharp enought for normal sewing.
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    These needles look interesting to me, and I may order some to see how they do. I also like that they are made in the USA.
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    I ordered them for burying threads. Haven't tried them yet, but expect to soon as I'm about at that stage on the quilt I'm binding right now.

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    I love them but only use for burying threads after quilting on my LA. I have some of the Fons & Porters ones but they come unthreaded so easy so I really have liked this one. Everyone has their own thing I guess! Hopefully you will like them. Let us know what you think:-)

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    I got my needles and they are definetely thick and blunt! I will probably only use them for hiding thread....which is what I saw them being used for in the first place. A tool for everything...lol. Thanks for all the information from every one.
    Linda

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