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Thread: Broke my last quilting needle, question

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    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
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    I broke the last quilting needle on my machine and I don't won't to go to the store in this rain. Has anyone used a different type of needle?? like the one for jeans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I broke the last quilting needle on my machine and I don't won't to go to the store in this rain. Has anyone used a different type of needle?? like the one for jeans?
    that one might leave big holes, but I've been known to use what I have. Depends on the project. Some require finesse.

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    I use a larger needle for quilting than piecing so that I don't break needles :D:D:D

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    I am sewing the binding on...so I don't think it will show. What happens if the holes are big?

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    Amma, Which one do you use?

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    I have used jean needles and everything came out just fine. The holes disappear after you wash it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I am sewing the binding on...so I don't think it will show. What happens if the holes are big?

    you might see them, that's all. For binding, I would think it's okay, but what do i know?

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    argh....my machine is not working...the bobbin thread keeps getting stuck. I'm so frustrated...most if the binding is done so I will hand sew the rest than hand sew the other side. I hope I can figure out what is wrong with my machine.

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    I would use what I have...

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    Jeans needles will be fine. Some people I know use them for everything. The holes are not substantial. Go for it!

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    what size needle do you use Amma???

    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I use a larger needle for quilting than piecing so that I don't break needles :D:D:D

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    I am using the Jean needle...all is working well...you are all awesome!

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    I've used jeans needles, esp. when putting on binding, since there are so many layers. It worked fine for me, I didn't notice the holes any more than usual.

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