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Old 07-18-2014, 06:42 AM
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Recd the milliners #11 needle as recommended by several sites on hexies.....OMG where is the eye..it is soooo tiny.....I had trouble even threading with silk thread....those crazy wire threaders wouldn't even go thru. I have one of those clover table threaders...forget that too. What kind of needles are you using for piecing.....I must say once I finally got that baby threaded..it went thru that fabric like a warm knife thru butter....and it is a longer needle.....better get thicker glasses for the next threading of the invisible eye!
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:45 AM
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I use Roxanne Sharps, mostly size 10 for all my hand sewing. I have the Bohin needle threader and it works on even the tiny hole needles.
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I read a tip for needle threading. Put lip gloss on your lips, kinda waxes the thread. Tried wetting the eye of the needle instead of thread, but the chap stick works best for me. Don't know if it will work for you, with those tiny needle eyes. Worth a try.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:58 AM
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I have a magnifying lamp. Found it at a dollar store for $8.00 with attached light.
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Wet the eye, instead of the thread. It goes right in!
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:24 AM
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I am also one who uses the milliners 11 or 12. I also use the I have the Bohin needle threader. Works so slick!! My MIL saw it and wants one. It will go in her stocking in Dec.
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I had to get a magnifying glass to thread my hand sewing needles. I found one that is lighted that hangs on your neck at Nancy's Notions that I love. It's called a Hands Free Lighted Magnifying glass.
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I cut the thread on an angle and flatten the tip with my fangs...I mean teeth! Put a piece if white paper behind the needle so there is more contrast. If all that doesn't work,call the grandkid.
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
I use Roxanne Sharps, mostly size 10 for all my hand sewing. I have the Bohin needle threader and it works on even the tiny hole needles.
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I am also one who uses the milliners 11 or 12. I also use the I have the Bohin needle threader. Works so slick!! My MIL saw it and wants one. It will go in her stocking in Dec.
i just LOVE the Bohin threader... don't know how i managed before getting one for my travel kit and one for the sewing room!
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Excuse the grammar in the above post by me, yikes!
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