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Thread: Needle puller

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    Needle puller

    What's your favorite? I saw the Dritz silicone needle puller. Anyone tried these?
    I don't hand quilt but once in a while if I'm doing some hand sewing and I need
    to pull the needle and it's hard to grab.
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    I have them and have used occasionally with success.
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    I usually use a rubber finger tip purchased from the office supply store. I bought a box of 12 years ago and still have a number of them left. If the needle is really stubborn I might have to resort to my baby pliers.

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    Like NJ Quilter I keep a rubber finger on my 1st finger to help pull the needle through when hand quilting. I have also used that wide rubber band like comes on broccoli. I was knotting a quilt a couple weeks ago and the needle just wouldn't go through the fabric. I covered my needle nose pliers with duct tape, so it didn't mark the needle, and pulled the needle through with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    Like NJ Quilter I keep a rubber finger on my 1st finger to help pull the needle through when hand quilting. I have also used that wide rubber band like comes on broccoli. I was knotting a quilt a couple weeks ago and the needle just wouldn't go through the fabric. I covered my needle nose pliers with duct tape, so it didn't mark the needle, and pulled the needle through with them.
    Yes - I covered the tips of my pliers prior to use as well. Had a paper tape that after a bit embedded itself in the grooves so no has a smooth but grippy surface on the inside and no damage to the needle.

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    I use finger cots all the time. I can hardly pull a needle through without one, even when I am sewing down binding, or hand piecing. I order them on ebay. Between 2 and5 dollars for a 100 or so.

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    Use finger from a pair of rubber gloves. You can buy boxes of 50 at many stores and pharmacys and they are priced right.

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    I recycle used rubber gloves used for cleaning. Usually the cuff portion of the glove is still pristine so I cut it up into handy little pieces and use that as a needle puller.

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    Ha. Never thought of finger cots and I don't even need to buy them.
    Thanks. You are the best.

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    A hemostat works well on most any thing that needs a good pull. Even a thread that is stuck somewhere you can't reach.

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    I have a needle puller, but it was not made by Dritz. It fits on two fingers and has a push down lever that grips the needle by the point to pull it through. I love it and use it often.
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    To the great amusement of my new quilting students, I used to give them a fingercot or two to introduce them to some notions they might want to purchase.

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