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    Does anyone use a bendable light that attaches to your sewing machine. I saw one in a quilting catalogue and was wondering if they were any good. The one I saw was $40.00. I do have an ott light by my machine but this little light looks like it will shine right down on the needle area. Any help will be appriciated. Thanks.

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    I heard that there is a small fishing light that you can tape on your sewing machine. Its bendable. I bought mine at wal mart for 4.00 dollars. Its in the hardware dept. Its small and it does bend. I love it.

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    I've been wondering about these myself. I have a computerized machine, so anything with a magnet to go on my machine scares the hey out of me. Would like to know if it has been a problem for anyone?

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    Check you local Goodwill and Salvation Army Stores, found a goose neck lamp paid 2.99 for it i pur in a haligan bulb and work great. bulb cost more than the lamp

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    I have one, and I don't know what I did without it. It is perfect, you can shine it right on your needle and it is really bright. I have a goose-neck, but it just isn't the same. I highly recommend it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    I've been wondering about these myself. I have a computerized machine, so anything with a magnet to go on my machine scares the hey out of me. Would like to know if it has been a problem for anyone?
    No magnets. It has little plastic hooks that go on the back of the machine to hold the cord in place. Also a sticky tab where the light attach's to the top/front of the machine. If you have more than one machine you can buy the sticky tab part separately.

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    I have one on each of my sewing machines and I absolutely love them. My eyes aren't what they used to be and the extra light that I can move and point to where I need it is just right. I loved the first one I got so much that I went and got another one for my other machine. You can buy an extra attachment to move the light from machine to machine but I preferred to have one for each machine.

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    Here's a link for a better price ($24.97).
    http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/...FRXCsgodazrcvQ

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    i bought the cheaper one at joanns..and it was junk..at least for me, everytime i went to adjust it, it would come out of the thingy that holds it.
    invest in a better one than i got. the idea is awesome!

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    Don't buy the one at Joann's that is on the Notion Wall for $15.99. Even with coupon not worth a darn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter41
    Don't buy the one at Joann's that is on the Notion Wall for $15.99. Even with coupon not worth a darn.
    yes, thats the one i got..waste of money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    I've been wondering about these myself. I have a computerized machine, so anything with a magnet to go on my machine scares the hey out of me. Would like to know if it has been a problem for anyone?
    It's a stick-on, not a magnet

    I have one on all my machines (3) and love it.
    Try googling it for a better price - I got mine online for alot less, can't remember where

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    It does really make a difference in seeing your work. I didn't believe it would make that much of a difference--it does!

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    I have one and love it!!! Nice bright light that not only helps with my sewing but should I need to do....um...frog stitching I can bend it to light up that area. :)
    sass

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    I have one of the bendable lights and love it. I don't know how I got along without it for so long. I also bought an extra holder to attach to my small machine that I take to classes and for sewing with friends. If you can afford one, I highly recommend it. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blossom808
    I heard that there is a small fishing light that you can tape on your sewing machine. Its bendable. I bought mine at wal mart for 4.00 dollars. Its in the hardware dept. Its small and it does bend. I love it.
    I got one, too, but found it in the fishing department, if your store still has a fishing department :)

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    I have one and love it. Wonder how I did without it. Before I got it, I used the portable Ott light which I didn't like as well plus it takes up too much room.

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    I have one and I really like it. It is out of my way at all times. It shines directly on the needle. Makes it easier to see where I am going. I have the Ott lights but they seem to be in the way of my fabric when it is right behind the machine. JMHO

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    Thkx I will be looking for one...sounds like it is just what I need.

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    I have one and I love it. It is exactly like the one that SewAlice gave a link to. I paid $40. for mine about 2 months ago, and I don't know how I managed without it. I would have much rather paid $29. for it. :)

    I have bad eyesight, but I would like this even if my eyes were young and healthy!

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    I have one and it works great. I use it with my vintage machines. As the day goes on, I really appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunny148
    Check you local Goodwill and Salvation Army Stores, found a goose neck lamp paid 2.99 for it i pur in a haligan bulb and work great. bulb cost more than the lamp
    I use a cheap goose neck desk lamp that sits on my cutting table nest to the table my sewing machine sits on . Works just fine for me. I would love to have one of the fancy type with special lighting for the eyes but, it's out of my budget so I make do. Sorry that doesn't answer your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoppyfrog
    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    I've been wondering about these myself. I have a computerized machine, so anything with a magnet to go on my machine scares the hey out of me. Would like to know if it has been a problem for anyone?
    No magnets. It has little plastic hooks that go on the back of the machine to hold the cord in place. Also a sticky tab where the light attach's to the top/front of the machine. If you have more than one machine you can buy the sticky tab part separately.
    Awesome! Thanks for the info. I've only seen the magnetic ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunny148
    Check you local Goodwill and Salvation Army Stores, found a goose neck lamp paid 2.99 for it i pur in a haligan bulb and work great. bulb cost more than the lamp
    Yep, I put in an Ott bulb for $10.00. Have the bendable lite (Was only $35.00 at that time and it works - no magnets). Found my eyes got tired from the bright"glare" of the small spot of intense light. I like the Ott light much better. It's only 15 W so not expensive to have on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunny148
    Check you local Goodwill and Salvation Army Stores, found a goose neck lamp paid 2.99 for it i pur in a haligan bulb and work great. bulb cost more than the lamp
    Yep, I put in an Ott bulb for $10.00. Have the bendable lite (Was only $35.00 at that time and it works - no magnets). Found my eyes got tired from the bright"glare" of the small spot of intense light. I like the Ott light much better. It's only 15 W so not expensive to have on.

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