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Thread: What am I doing wrong?

  1. #11
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    I use the V ones from Walmart. The only time I have trouble is with rayon embroidery thread. I do pull both thread ends down together into the V not one at a time.

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    Same here, teeny tiny at the start and the end

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    I had the same problem with a pack I bought. I tried all of them and the thread just broke. So I sent a nice email to the company that made them asking if I could be doing something wrong when threading them. They sent me another pack of needles and I had no more trouble - maybe sometimes there's a glitch in the manufacture.

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    I bought the ones with the v and the thread broke every time. Took the back to the store and they worked perfectly for the lady who waited on me. Continued to break for me. I bought some cheap needle threaders and they worked fine. Buried all the threads (and there were a lot) in a very short time. Worked great for me and only cost a couple of dollars.
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    I'm happy to hear that it's not just ME. Think I will try a different needle.

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    Burying your threads in the quilt

    I went on you tube and typed in what I was looking for and got this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmZAzW_175s

    Try this method it seems to work better. Good luck!
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    I don't use anything extra. I make a quilter's knot a few stitches from where I want the thread to enter the fabric. Then, I slide the needle between the batting and backing and pop it inside; move it an inch or two inside the quilt. I exit the quilt, snip the thread and the long tail slips inside the quilt. I have never had a problem with tails coming undone.

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    I use those needles most of the time. Just gently pull the thread threw. When my thread is very fine, I use a regular needle and threader to thread them with. Never have a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCsews2 View Post
    Are you talking about the spiral eye needles? If so, Pam Turner's website has a video on how to use the needle. Left hand side of the page, half way down.
    http://www.spiraleyeneedles.com/

    When I bury threads, I use a larger eyed needle as I can't see the hole for nothin'. The needle is real thin and 1 7/8" long. Don't know the brand, and is not a hand-stitching needle.

    On my last stitch, I do back stitch. I cut the threads leaving about 8" strands from top and bobbin threads. I just keep sewing and bury the threads when I have enough room to maneuver the quilt for burying the threads. I take the top thread and pull up slightly to bring the bottom thread through the quilt. With needle eye end, I pull the bottom thread to the top, then make a quilters knot close to the quilt. Pull up the threads together and snip the ends so they are even. Thread both threads. Next I put the needle through the hole made by both threads and make one stitch along the seam line. Guide the needle along the seam in the batting layer, bringing up the needle and thread along the seam line. Back stitch one and guide the needle through to the batting to the side of the seam line and go as far as the needle will go. The needle of course needs to come back up through the front of the quilt. Pull the threads a little taut and snip. But not too close to the fabric to prevent cutting into the fabric.

    There are many tutorials online for burying threads in different ways. This is how I learned and it works for me.
    What is a quilter's knot?
    Happy quilting Grandma

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    I have not had any trouble with these needles, however, I have had trouble with some threads. Did you try using a different spool of thread. I, myself, would rather use a needle threader if you are having trouble with breaking.

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