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Thread: bent needle for tying a quilt.

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    I showed the video from the other day, of the girl using a needle bent like this, to my DH. Yesterday we went to Hobby Lobby just to check it out. He found this and bent it with his pliers. Now I just need to make another quilt that needs tying! :-D
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    I used a large curved needle for tying quilts. I think it is called an Upholstery needle. Works great!!

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    neat. i always use a curved carpet needle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    I used a large curved needle for tying quilts. I think it is called an Upholstery needle. Works great!!
    Me too! I have no idea where or when or why I acquired an upholstery needle, but it works great for tying.

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    They used to make an "assorted" package of needles that included a curved needles in a couple of different sizes. Of course, that was probably about 30+ years ago! LOL!!!

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    I contacted the woman in the video and she replied. She is sending me info how to get the needle she is using in the video.

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    thanks, BellaBoo. It is too bad that there wasn't more info with the video, but good that you got a reply.

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    Looks neat.

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    I would like to see how this works.

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    You can still buy the curved needles. Just saw them in a 2 pack at Walmart yesterday. My husband uses them at work to resew canvas on tent campers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I contacted the woman in the video and she replied. She is sending me info how to get the needle she is using in the video.
    That's great, I would be interested to hear. I have not tried tying anything with this one yet (except a napkin), but the shape is so much easier than the curved ones! They worked but this is easier!!! It's not very sharp, but on denim and polar fleece, which is usually what I tie, it should work!

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    We had quite a discussion on this needle about a week ago. So my husband made me a couple and some for my sister. The lady from Australia had her husband make some too. I like it. I tried it out on a piece of quilting and it works great. Let us know where to get it. We hunted every possibility there was and no resource for the needle.

    Carol J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    I used a large curved needle for tying quilts. I think it is called an Upholstery needle. Works great!!
    Yes, that is what they are called and also utility needles; you can get them also at WM.

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