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Thread: What kind of needle is this?

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    Looks like a needle used in a special machine for making drapes and things that need a blind stitch hem, it catches a few threads and most of the thread is on the back and the front shows only a tiny stitch.

    Carol J.

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    Bent ... not shaped like the blind stitch needles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fraydknot12326
    Bent ... not shaped like the blind stitch needles.
    Thanks, I know my DD used a blind stitch machine making draperies and that needle looked strange.
    Wonder what happened to this one, it is bent but didn't break.

    Carol J.

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    Might have been saved as a reminder to never do something stupid again.

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    my guess is that it's an upholstry maching needle?

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    I have done this when I changed my needle position and forgot to change the foot I was using. The needle came right down on the metal foot and guess what. They bend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCsews2
    Really interesting. Organ produces a curved blindstitch needle for a blindstitch machine. Could it be a 'bent' one of those?
    http://www.thesewingoutlet.com/produ...Box-of-50.html
    The picture on this web page looks nothing like the needle in the picture above. I still say it it a BENT SEWING MACHINE NEEDLE!!!

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    The double needle looks to be what was use to make the side seams on jeans. A few home machine are set up to use these. I think were called felding seams. I'm sorry I know I didn't spell that right ,but you get the general idea.

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    I know the first one is a twin needle used to sew two lines at the same time on the front and has a zigzag on the back. I thought the second one was a damaged needle and see that quiltmouse has researched it and again have learned something new from you great QB people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loves2quilt
    I got tin of attachments at the thrift store and this was in it. At first I thought it was a fishing hook, when I realized it was a needle, I thought it was bent and almost threw it away. When I went to look at it closer to see how in the world it got bent that way I realized thats the way it was made. I did a google search on curved needles and didnt see one like this. Its made by Organ, size 75/11. Went there but they dont really show what the needles look like. The twin needle was in the tin also, I put it in the photo to get size perspective. Ive never seen a needle like this, so Im assuming its for a type of machine Ive never used. What in the heck is it?
    It kind of looks like the bent needles that are used to thread thru to help with weaving and caning chairs.

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