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Thread: Beaded Stilleto

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    Beaded Stilleto

    I got some turkey lacers to made these, but they are really sharp. Are the stilletos one buys for quilting so sharp? I don't know if these would be useful, or just decorative. And I think they are too sharp for decorative. Ask me how I know.

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    My stiletto is pretty sharp. I also use short shish-k-bob skewers and they are pretty sharp, too. Maybe you could get some sandpaper for steel and round the tips a little. I don't know if that would work or not--it might not hold the fabric like you want.
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    No, my stiletto (which is in a custom turned acrylic handle) is not really sharp. Looks to me like they used a yarn needle. This one works really well for me. Grabs the fabric, but doesn't pierce it.
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    mine is sharp, stabbed myself a few times, not too pretty

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    need to see a pix of what you are talking about...why does a stilletto need beads?

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    I like the short one with rounded end and blue handle from clover. It's short enough to keep in my hand all he time when I'm sewing, except when I'm using the Singer treadle.
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    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/...stilettos.html

    They're pretty. I just use the one that I bought from Clover; looks a lot like my seam ripper.

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    I guess it's time for me to go to bed. I thought you were talking about "high heels". LOL

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    hehehehehehehhe, that was cute! I do beadwork too and had seen these the other day and thought they would be cool to make.



    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybear Lady View Post
    I guess it's time for me to go to bed. I thought you were talking about "high heels". LOL
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    I use a large corsage pin.

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    I use a double pointed bamboo knitting needle for my stiletto. They are pointed but not too sharp. Never thought about putting beads on it. hehehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybear Lady View Post
    I guess it's time for me to go to bed. I thought you were talking about "high heels". LOL

    Me too! I had to go look at them to see what they were. The turkey laces also had be bumfuzzled. I lead a sheltered life!
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    The turkey lacers are pretty sharp but if you want to dull them a bit you can. Take a metal file and just dull the point a little. I like the sharp point because I can use it to keep the seam allowance down as the needle approaches the seams while piecing.

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    I use my great granma's hat pin, not to long and just stick it in my pincushion when not in use. I like it being sharp, fine point helps keep layers from sliping out of alignment.

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    My new one has a very sharp point but the point is very fine...it can hold onto the fabric without piercing it. Has a lovely wooden handle and is long enough to handle easily. I got mine at the Houston Quilt Show last fall from the Square in a Square booth (Jodi Barrows). My old one was slightly dull...I like the sharp one better. Can't sew without a stiletto!!

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    Thanks for the replys. I might hit the bead store and try these. Need a break from quilting.

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    Now I know the name of the condition I am in all day, bumfuzzled!!!!

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