Oh boy, am I disappointed...
by, 03-05-2012 at 10:56 AM (820 Views)
On the main board, I started a thread about needles and thimbles. I wanted to ask advice about what other quilters are using. I received a wonderful array of informative posts.
I had been having a problem with large eye needles. The consensus does not seem to favor them. So, in my quest to secure some good needles, I ordered some #10 Clover quilting needles. During my first endeavor, with three stitches on the needle, it broke in half. Fortunately I found the pointed end, removed the other end from inside the fabric and went on my way. In the course of a 3-hour afternoon, two more needles broke. Half of the third needle is still floating around somewhere, unless the vacuum cleaner picked it up without mys seeing it.
I am furious, so I went back to the large eye needles until the #10 John James needles I ordered arrive. This seems to be taking forever, by the way. I also ordered a leather thimble, so I'm anxious to try that out too.
Thus a few of the ongoing trials and tribulations of a happy quilter...I'm sure you can all relate.