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Thread: A home-made machine needle sharpener

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    Great idea -- thanks for sharing.

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    i make a lot of quilts so thanks.

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    What a clever idea. I love it. And your english is very understandable. Thank you.

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    I don't know where my reply went.ha. Need to be careful not to get some steel wool into the machine. Off it goes to the repair man. Barny

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    This is a great and useful tutorial. And your English was fine. We understood it, didn't we? Blessings. froggyintexas

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    needle sharpener

    Quote Originally Posted by sfguimaraes View Post
    Well... I'm not confident if my English is enough to publish a tut... hmmm... let me try!

    Not always we can comply the rule of needle exchange every 8 hours of use... but we can easily notice when the needle is not as sharp. I'll show you how to make your own sharpener at home.

    Cut a 7"x5" rectangle in cotton fabric. Sew around the edges, leaving a small opening and forming a little bag. Place inside a piece of steel wool. Close it with little blind stitches. Ta-da! You're ready for sharpening your needles.

    All you need is to sew (needle without thread) this sharpener forward and backward, just a few times!

    Material
    Attachment 194742

    Make a little bag
    Attachment 194743

    Sharpening your needle
    Attachment 194744


    I read on another board that this is not a good idea because small pieces of the steel wool can get stuck in parts of your machine and cause a lot of problems. So to be safe, think carefully before making these.
    sewellie

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    oh thank you! will make one!
    I quilt for my sanity!

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    Thank you for this great idea!
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    How Cool it that. Wonderful idea. thanks for sharing..
    Blossom

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    You did a great job explaining your english was just fine. Thank you for the tip!

    Quote Originally Posted by sfguimaraes View Post
    Hmmm... Houston, we'd had a problem!

    My English was the 1st point I was not sure to publish it... the material thing was the second... LOL...

    I would say it should be the fine one. Here in my country we use it for shining pots... does it help?
    SUEB

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