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Thread: Those Twin needles? What to do...

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    Senior Member yonnikka's Avatar
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    How many of you out there have one of those "Twin Needles" for your machine? My new machine has one, which I have not yet tried to use. I'm tempted to experiement, but also I'd like to hear from Others, how you use your Twin Needle. Show us some photos. Is it only decorative? Or are there practical purposes? Do Tell!

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    My Mom is gone now, but when she made t-shirts for everyone she used the twin needle for the topstitching on sleeves and hem.

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    i have not used one *yet* but think it would be neat to use on a quilt to do some straight line quilting! Not for the faint of heart ;-)

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    I've been sewing since the 70's and have yet to use the twin needles, although I do have a couple packages of them. LOL

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    I used to make my clothes as a teenager (early 70's) and used them for top-stitching. Haven't used them since though.

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    I've never used mine. I doubt I would ever use it for quilting. The front would look nice. But doesn't the back side appear like a zig-zag stitch? At least, that's what I've always thought.

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    I use my double needle when I have to shorten a T-shirt. It makes the hem look just like the original hem on them. Don't use to much but they work great for that.

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    When I did heirloom sewing I used them all the time. Mostly for pintucks. I have seen pintucks on quilt tops before and they are very pretty. Here are some pictures of a quilt from SkeldaleHouse.com - she has some beautiful machine embroidery programs.
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    You have to use them for pintucks. I use that technique on pillows and girl's clothes.

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    I have them never figured out how to use them so they stay in there package in my junk box.

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