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Thread: becoming NEEDLE savy

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    whether you are a beginner that is totally NEW to a sewing machine or the classic OLD hand...you can always learn more when it comes to sewing machine needles and their proper uses.
    Here are two sites that I use as resources.

    http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmac...Sizes.--94.htm

    http://www.schmetzneedles.com/Schmetz_Sales_Guide.pdf
    I keep this chart on hand to give to people who want a reference guide. I also have the Schmetz pocket guide book.

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    Didn't know there were a difference between Universal 90/14 and green Schnetz 90/14. Thank you for this.

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    What great information. Thanks!

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    Great info.....thank you so much!!

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    great info, thanks

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    Good information. Very helpful. Thanks.

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    Thank you for the sites. Learned something :-)

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    Great info, Thank you!!

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    Thanks so much. What a valuable guide.

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    Thanks!

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    I marvel that they can make a hole in that slender shaft of a needle--and thread doesn't eventually snap through the side of it. How do they do that?

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    I had one sheet printed out from some blog or another, but not nearly as comprehensive as this Schmetz Guide. Thanks so much for the link.

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    Thank you for this!! I've always wondered about it when I'm just starting to sew... but never thought to ask here... sigh...

    Printing this for future reference!

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    Now that's some great info. I've sewn for years, and didn't know all this. I'll definitely share with my younger friend who is just learning to sew. TFS!

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    Thank you for sharing your resources. Very helpful information.

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    Thank you so much for the info! I saved this for reference.

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    Thank you for sharing. The schmetz chart is especially helpful. I just wish Schmetz would have kept their old cases. The top of the case was a magnifier and you could read the numbers with ease. I have kept a few old ones for that purpose.

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    Thank you so much for the Schmetz chart. I use Schmetz needles all the time. I really like their quality and never have any problems.

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    Thank you very much-all I knew was that there was a difference in size and that I didn't want ball points-this just shows there is always something to learn!

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    Thank you!!!

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    Thank you :-D

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    Thanks for the info

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    Thank you for sharing !!!

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    Thanks for posting this. I need this kind of info sheet for thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabethann
    Thanks for posting this. I need this kind of info sheet for thread!
    here you go...
    http://www.amefird.com/technical-too...hread-science/

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