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Clover Needle Threader for my hand finishing

Old 10-31-2015, 11:21 AM
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Unhappy Clover Needle Threader for my hand finishing

Just bought a Clover needle threader to help thread needles. Saw it used by Jenny at MSQC. Made it look so easy. I cannot get mine to thread a needle to save my life! Has anyone else used these -- and is there a secret - like needle size, thread size, what? It does not look like it should be rocket science, but no luck for me here.
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Old 10-31-2015, 12:07 PM
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have one, it is junk.
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I bought one quite awhile ago and threading a needle was hit and miss- more miss.
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Old 10-31-2015, 12:46 PM
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I have a couple of them, and could not live -- well, sew, anyway -- without them. It seems that the needle should have a round eye, I think.... please keep trying different needles because they do work. I love mine! I use both 50 weight thread for piecing and hand quilting thread in it.

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Old 10-31-2015, 12:47 PM
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This is my current and it is great. Works with all my needles.

http://www.amazon.com/Bohin-Super-Automatic-Needle-Threader/dp/B004AX4CTS


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Old 10-31-2015, 01:25 PM
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Not all needles fit, but I use mine all the time when doing hand work. Read the paperwork, as it will tell you which to use.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:06 PM
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I have a clover needle threader and found that it works best on a hard surface such as a table,not so well on arm of the couch. Also some needles especially quilting needles are too short. I found that if I push them down with the handle of my scissors on the needle tip then it works. It does take a bit of practice but I do like mine.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:36 PM
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I have the Clover and Bohin. One time one will work great, one time the other will work great. I think it is all in the type of needle I use. I do know gentle pushing does not work. I have to push the lever with some muscle behind it.
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Old 10-31-2015, 04:59 PM
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I recently bought this after hearing about it here. I don't know what I was expecting. I think some magic. Only thing I can see in it is that it's supposed to thread larger & smaller needles. Heck, my Clover one does that.
Oh well, weren't we recently talking about "gadgets" we don't use or need?
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I just bought one today and I haven't had a chance to use it!! One good thing, I got it for 20% off. Wow!
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